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    SUGAR LAND, TX, March 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

    Quantum Medical Transport, Inc. (OTC PINK: DRWN), an emerging growth medical services company (the “Company”) announces its acceptance of Oracle Corp’s invitation to participate in the Oracle Blockchain Cloud Platform Beta program, as the first step in developing “QuantH”, a HIPAA compliant medical blockchain technology.

    Quantum Medical Transport, Inc.’s (OTC PINK: DRWN) QuantH, its own proprietary medical blockchain technology, is currently in development and will launch as the first HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliant blockchain technology.

    Oracle Corporation’s cloud-based integration platform is the largest provider to banks and supply chain vendors for the transfer of information and can handle the large amounts of data that the transmittal of medical practices require.

    Ricky Bernard, President of Quantum Medical, reached out to Oracle Corporation for a joint development of Quantum’s QuantH medical blockchain technology. In response, Oracle’s head of blockchain technology invited Quantum Medical to participate in the Oracle’s Blockchain Cloud Platform Beta Program in support of developing the Company’s QuantH medical blockchain technology.

    Quantum Medical Transport, Inc.’s (OTC PINK: DRWN) QuantH is currently being developed on Oracle’s cloud-based integration platform, where, QuantH Medical Blockchain Technology will enable secure encryption data sharing (Health Information Data Exchange), on a Hyperfabric Ledger Linux Platform.

    Ricky Bernard, President of Quantum Medical, commented: “QuantH Medical Blockchain Technology will enable secure encryption data sharing (Health Information Data Exchange) that will be HIPAA compliant. We believe this technology platform can be a significant revenue generator for the company as healthcare professionals such physicians, medical facilities including the nursing homes we currently service will be able to utilize the subscription service that will use a multi-signature, multi-layer secure key code through a set of customized nodes to transport data.”

    As blockchain technology continues to evolve, Oracle will stay on top of the latest capabilities to ensure that our technology stays agile and competitive.

    Bernard continued, “With Oracle’s collaboration with development and their Blockchain Cloud Service, we can accelerate revenue, create new revenue streams, and reduce cost and risk by securely extending medical blockchain business applications and processes while speeding up transactions across our partner ecosystem.”

    This enterprise-grade blockchain solution will enable us and our customers to:

    · Deliver Business Results—with the ability to rapidly onboard and easily scale global network participants, your operations run continually with resilience, high availability, and autonomous recoverability. Secure access in a permissioned blockchain is protected by Oracle Identity Cloud Service with behavioral authentication, single sign-on, and key management services.
    · Drive Innovation—for Oracle ERP Cloud, Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud (SCM), and other applications running in Oracle Cloud and on premises. Extend your enterprise boundaries by enabling new business models and revenue streams from untapped markets with blockchain-verified identity and offerings. Speed up existing business processes with trusted, real-time information sharing across existing Oracle ERP Cloud, Oracle SCM Cloud, NetsuiteSuiteCloud Platform, and custom blockchain application integrations.
    · Reduce Risk, Complexity, and Increase Efficiency—by securely automating cross-organization transactions and providing reliable sharing of information—both inside and outside the enterprise boundary. As a result, your organization simplifies compliance and audits, while reducing transaction costs and security and privacy risks. A pre-assembled, managed cloud platform also enables you to simplify operational complexity, dynamically change network configurations, and rapidly identify and resolve issues with real-time monitoring dashboards.
    · Accelerate Time to Market—with a REST API-driven platform and rich integration options in Oracle Cloud Platform. Start developing blockchain applications within minutes without complex setup and provisioning. Leverage API-driven development for cloud and on-premises applications using REST API and API management service to easily invoke blockchain services directly or with integration accelerators from Oracle Cloud. Learn more at: https://www.oracle.com/cloud/blockchain/index.html

    About Quantum Medical Transport/United Ambulance/QuantH

    QUANTUM MEDICAL TRANSPORT, INC. / UNITED AMBULANCE, LLC is a medical technology and transportation company. The company is developing a proprietary medical blockchain technology for secure data storage and data transfer in a HIPAA compliant manner. We also provide emergency and non-emergency medical transportation services in the State of Texas. The Company provides basic and advanced life support ground transport in an emergency and non-emergency setting, 24 hours a day, and seven days a week. The Company makes both local and regional out-of-town services available on a daily dispatch basis.

    Management remains focused on providing prompt, high-quality patient care at the Advanced and Basic Life Support levels. Employees will work diligently to achieve goals while maintaining the highest standards of care.

    CAUTIONARY STATEMENTS REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

    This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “believes,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “intends, “plans,” “should,” “seeks,” “pro forma,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “continues,” or other variations thereof (including their use in the negative), or by discussions of strategies, plans or intentions. A number of factors could cause results to differ materially from those anticipated by such forward-looking statements, including those discussed under “Risk Factors” and “Our Business.” Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on potentially inaccurate assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected or implied by the forward-looking statements. Our actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements for many reasons.

    CONTACT: Investor Relations:

    Ricky Bernard
    832-436-1831 x100
    info@quantummedicaltransport.com
    www.quantummedicaltransport.com
    www.quantH.io (ICO Website)
    Follow us on twitter@quantummedical1 Reported by GlobeNewswire 12 hours ago.

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    NEW YORK, March 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- According to P&S Market Research, Medical equipment maintenance market is forecasted to achieve a value of $27.5 billion by 2023, the market growth will be driven by various factors such as growing medical device industry and healthcare expenditure, rising awareness for preventive maintenance, and regulatory requirement for medical equipment maintenance.*Request for Sample Pages: **https://www.psmarketresearch.com/market-analysis/medical-equipment-maintenance-market/report-sample*

    Imaging equipment, endoscopic devices, surgical instruments, electromedical equipment, and other medical equipment are the various types of devices for which maintenance services are being adopted by hospitals and other end users. As per the findings of the research, imaging equipment held the largest medical equipment maintenance market share in 2016, since these are costly and are used for the diagnosis of a large number of diseases. The medical equipment maintenance services include preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance, and operational maintenance services. Preventive maintenance is expected to be the fastest growing service type, as corrective maintenance is costlier than preventive maintenance and due to the tendency of medical device users to avoid this cost.

    Geographically, North America is the largest medical equipment maintenance market, with the U.S. being the larger contributor to the regional market, as compared to Canada. The leading position of the North American market is mainly attributable to factors such as presence of many companies providing medical equipment maintenance services, large and growing medical devices industry, and high healthcare expenditure in the region. Presence of various regulatory authorities that have stipulated strict regulations to comply with for hospitals and other healthcare facilities also supports the growth in demand for these services in the North American medical equipment maintenance market.

    According to the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, in 2015, U.S. health care spending reached $3.2 trillion, or $9,990 per person. The growth in total health care spending in 2015 was driven by stronger growth in spending for private health insurance, hospital care, physician and clinical services. In 2015, the overall share of the U.S. economy devoted to health care spending was 17.8% in 2015, up from 17.4% in 2014. Spending for hospital care increased by 5.6% to $1.0 trillion in 2015 compared to 4.6% growth in 2014. The advancement in medical device technology is also supporting the growth of medical devices market, leading to growth in the medical equipment maintenance market.

    *Browse Full Report with detailed TOC on “Medical Equipment Maintenance Market” at: **https://www.psmarketresearch.com/market-analysis/medical-equipment-maintenance-market*

    The key players in the medical equipment maintenance market are entering into long-term partnership with end users for the provision of maintenance services for medical equipment. For instance, in July 2016, Siemens AG received a ten-year cooperation contract worth $55.3 million (€50 million) from Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, U.K. According to the terms of the contract, Siemens AG agreed to provide its management equipment services (MES) for all of its medical imaging equipment, to four hospital sites in mid-west of the U.K.

    Some of the other key players operating in the medical equipment maintenance market include General Electric Company, B. Braun Melsungen AG, Koninklijke Philips N.V., Fujifilm Holdings Corporation, Canon Inc., Aramark Corporation, TBS Group S.p.A., Hitachi Ltd., Agfa Gevaert, and Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGAA.

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    *Nuclear Imaging Equipment Market*

    According to the study, the global nuclear imaging equipment market is likely to grow significantly during the forecast period, due to rising prevalence of cancer and cardiovascular diseases, increasing geriatric population and increasing prevalence of neurological disorders. In addition, rising healthcare expenditure and launch of technologically advanced products contribute to the growth of the overall market. High cost of imaging techniques is the key factor restraining the global market growth.

    *https://www.psmarketresearch.com/market-analysis/nuclear-imaging-equipment-market*

    *Patient Handling Equipment Market*

    The global patient handling equipment market is growing at a significant rate due to increasing healthcare expenditure, increasing risk of injuries to caregivers during patient handling and growing geriatric population. The increasing prevalence of chronic diseases and advancements in technology has led to the development of easy to handle and powered patient handling equipment. And the improving healthcare infrastructure in developing countries are also driving the growth of the global patient handling equipment market.

    *https://www.psmarketresearch.com/market-analysis/patient-handling-equipment-market*

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    P&S Market Research is a market research company, which offers market research and consulting services for various geographies around the globe. We provide market research reports, industry forecasting reports, business intelligence, and research based consulting services across different industry/business verticals.

    As one of the top growing market research agency, we’re keen upon providing market landscape and accurate forecasting. Our analysts and consultants are proficient with business intelligence and market analysis, through their interaction with leading companies of the concerned domain. We help our clients with B2B market research and assist them in identifying various windows of opportunity, and framing informed and customized business expansion strategies in different regions.

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      Reported by GlobeNewswire 12 hours ago.

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    Jared Kushner's brother is breaking his political silence following Trump's election — here's everything we know about the millionaire entrepreneur who's dating model Karlie Kloss· *Millionaire entrepreneur and investor Joshua Kushner and his model girlfriend, Karlie Kloss, voiced support for March For Our Lives this weekend. *
    · *Kushner is the cofounder of the $2.7 billion healthcare startup Oscar Health.*
    · *The entrepreneur has said he doesn't have any connections to the Trump administration, despite reportedly talking to his brother Jared Kushner, President Trump's aide and son-in-law, every day. *

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    White House advisor Jared Kushner's millionaire younger brother is breaking his political silence following the election of President Donald Trump. 

    Millionaire entrepreneur Joshua Kushner — the younger brother of Ivanka Trump's husband and White House advisor Jared Kushner — and his girlfriend, model Karlie Kloss, posted photos from the pro-gun-control March For Our Lives this weekend. 

    Kushner and Kloss have remained quiet on politics recently, including their relationship with the Trump family, even though Kushner's brother is working in the White House. And, while the duo has dated for more than five years, they rarely speak publicly about their relationship.

    Here's a look at Joshua Kushner's history, in light of the well-connected couple's rare political gesture:

    *SEE ALSO: 2 under-the-radar members of the Trump family are quietly speaking out in support of gun control*

    -Joshua Kushner rose to prominence as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist in his twenties.-

    In 2010, at age 25, Kushner founded venture capital firm Thrive Capital. Two years later, he raised $40 million for the firm from investors including Princeton University and Peter Thiel, a venture capitalist known for his investments in tech companies such as Facebook and his support of Trump in the 2016 election. 

    Thrive was an early investor in Instagram as well as in startups including Warby Parker, Kickstarter, and ClassPass.-Kushner co-founded Oscar Health in 2012.-

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    The health insurance startup, which works to use tech to provide a more consumer-friendly health insurance option, is now worth $2.7 billion.-Karlie Kloss, meanwhile, has been working as a model since her teen years.-

    Kloss skyrocketed to prominence in 2007, when she was just 15 years old. By 2010, she was a big enough name to appear on "Gossip Girl" as herself. (Ironically, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner also appeared on the show in 2010, though it was in a different episode.) 

    The model has made headlines due to her close friendship with Taylor Swift. In 2015, Kloss started Kode With Klossy, a charity to encourage girls to get involved in coding and tech. 
    See the rest of the story at Business Insider Reported by Business Insider 5 hours ago.

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    Both the Maryland Senate and House of Delegates have passed a bill that represents an effort by the state to salvage the state's Obamacare-born individual health insurance marketplace. The bill details a plan that could allow insurance carriers operating in the individual market to share more risk, and keep premium prices down. It passed both chambers through strong majority votes: 135-0 in the House and 43-4 in the Senate. A final version now heads to Gov. Larry Hogan, who said Monday he looks… Reported by bizjournals 39 minutes ago.

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    Promoting pet health and wellness, Embrace Pet Insurance compiled a list of top Easter pet dangers.

    CLEVELAND (PRWEB) March 27, 2018

    As most of the country digs out from under the snow and rejoices in spring, there are hidden Easter dangers putting our pets at serious risks. With kids home for spring break, it’s important to keep in mind the Easter holiday may present life-threatening hazards for our furry friends. Be aware that Easter Sunday isn’t the only concern, it can sometimes be a few days after the incident before the symptoms start to show. Embrace Pet Insurance compiled a list of five Easter dangers that pet parents should be extra cautious about the days leading up to and following the Easter holiday.

    1. Chocolate
    Eating the ears off the chocolate Easter bunny is a household tradition, but don’t let a dog or cat help. Chocolate is toxic to pets and could result in an expensive Sunday emergency vet visit. Embrace Pet Insurance always sees an increase in claims for chocolate poisoning around Easter. Last year, a curious Beagle racked up a veterinary bill for over $1,400 after helping himself to a basket of chocolate. Chocolate contains theobromine, a potent cardiovascular and nervous system stimulant which is rejected slowly in pets.

    2. Xylitol
    Make sure to hide sugar-free candies sweetened with xylitol up higher than an Easter-basket-hunting pets can reach. Even in small amounts, xylitol is extremely toxic to a furry family member. Veterinary bills are usually around $2,000 and require follow up visits to check blood work.

    3. Lilies
    Lilies are especially dangerous to cats but should be kept from dogs as well. Lilies in the genera Lilium and Hemerocallis are all toxic. This information should be on the tag of the plant, and when in doubt find a safer option. Some of the claims made to Embrace were over $3,700. Treatment for lily intoxication includes aggressive decontamination possibly followed by a dose of activated charcoal, IV fluid therapy, urine and blood work monitoring, and overnight supportive care for approximately 48 hours.

    4. Plastic Grass
    The plastic grass used to line Easter baskets and displays is an accident waiting to happen for most pets. It isn’t digestible which means that it can become lodged in the gastrointestinal tract and wreak havoc if consumed. Pet parents should be concerned if their pet is vomiting, has diarrhea, a decrease in appetite, lethargy, and stomach pain.

    5. Table scraps
    Your Easter meal is likely delicious, and most dogs and cats probably agree – but be sure that dinner guests know not to feed them any scraps and remember to secure the trash once the feast is over. People food is too rich for your pet’s belly. According to Jenna Mahan, RVT, and Director of Claims for Embrace Pet Insurance, “We see an increase in the number of claims related to gastroenteritis, constipation, foreign body [ingestion], and lethargy during the holidays. An Easter favorite, hot cross buns contain dried fruit, such as currants and raisins are toxic to dogs. If a dog eats even a small quantity of these dried fruits they can suffer severe kidney failure which may be lethal.”

    If a pet parent notices a pet experiencing vomiting, dehydration, diarrhea, lethargy, or hyper-excitability, they should take them to their primary veterinarian right away to discuss a recommended course of treatment. “Unexpected accidents and illnesses can happen at any time – and our dogs and cats aren’t exempt from this. Having pet insurance is like having a safety net for unexpected veterinary bills,” says Dawn Pyne, Marketing Manager for Embrace Pet Insurance. “It provides you with peace of mind that if the unexpected happens, you’re covered.”

    About Embrace Pet Insurance
    Embrace Pet Insurance is a top-rated pet health insurance provider for dogs and cats in the United States. Embrace offers one simple yet comprehensive accident and illness insurance plan that is underwritten by American Modern Insurance Group, Inc. In addition to insurance, Embrace offers Wellness Rewards, an optional preventative care product that is unique to the industry. Wellness Rewards reimburses for routine veterinary visits, grooming, vaccinations, training, and much more with no itemized limitations. Embrace is a proud member of the North American Pet Health Insurance Association (NAPHIA) and continues to innovate and improve the pet insurance experience for pet parents across the country. For more information about Embrace Pet Insurance, visit http://www.embracepetinsurance.com or call (800) 511-9172. Reported by PRWeb 14 hours ago.

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    Sellbyville, Delaware, March 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

    Global In-Vitro Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests Market  is poised to surpass USD 1 billion by 2024; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights. Increasing prevalence of colon and rectal cancer coupled with growing awareness levels regarding genetic testing and advents in technology for development in cancer screening propels in-vitro colorectal cancer screening tests market growth. Approvals and launch of various instruments along with timely introduction of novel next-generation systems are determinants of significant business growth.

    The colorectal cancer screening has revealed to be effective technique in order to detect early colorectal cancer (CRC) as well as precancerous lesions. Numerous types of non-invasive tests are developed for the CRC screening thereby, upsurges the demand for CRC screening. In addition to enhancements in non-invasive tests for CRC screening are factors further propelling industry size growth.

    *Request for a sample of this research report @ *https://www.gminsights.com/request-sample/detail/451

    Chronic conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, and Type 2 diabetes along with sedentary lifestyle, heavy alcohol consumption is on escalation and are related to colorectal cancer. Improved diagnostics tests and high occurrence of colorectal cancer will augment industry growth.

     Inadequate reimbursement coverage coupled with lack of trained staff in the developing regions and dearth of uniform cancer screening guidelines in the Asia Pacific region will hamper business growth.

    Fecal occult blood test (FOBT) test type segment dominated the market in 2016, on an account of widely preferred test due to FOBT being inexpensive and non-invasive as compared to sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy. FOBT is also the foremost well-researched test for screening.

    Browse key industry insights spread across 140 pages with 99 market data tables & 8 figures & charts from the report, *“In-Vitro Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests Market**” *in detail along with the table of contents:

    https://www.gminsights.com/industry-analysis/in-vitro-colorectal-cancer-screening-tests-market-report

    CRC DNA screening test segment is anticipated to grow at a highest CAGR. The growth is attributable to factors such as, increasing prevalence of colon and rectal cancer coupled with availability of affordable technique. Screening for the CRC plays a significant role in the reduction of CRC related mortality. Moreover, coverage of health insurance for CRC screening fuels demand. The Medical Insurance (Medicare Part B) covers numerous types of CRC screening tests. Tests assist in finding the precancerous growths when treatment is effective. Additionally, one or more tests can be covered including, screening barium enema, multi-target stool DNA test, and screening colonoscopy.

    Germany in-vitro colorectal cancer screening tests market is projected to witness robust business growth in foreseeable future. Escalating incidence of bowel cancer and increasing colonoscopy participation rates are factors propelling business growth in Germany. Surging use of screening tests as an aid to prevent bowel cancer along with lifestyle changes will boost industry growth.

    Italy in-vitro CRC screening tests market is anticipated to exhibit highest CAGR due to increasing risk factors of cancer, coupled with growing elderly population base. Developments in diagnostic treatment and procedures along with increasing awareness levels among individuals regarding colon and rectal cancer are aspects stimulating business growth.

     China’s in-vitro colorectal cancer screening tests market will grow significantly as a result of escalating incidences of colorectal cancer and growing initiatives by government for establishing targeted prevention and prior detection programs. Furthermore, increasing risk factors of colorectal cancer and surging demand for safe endoscopy facilities are factors propelling business growth in India.

    Some of the prominent business players operational in global in-vitro CRC screening tests market are Alere, Abbott Molecular, Eiken Chemical, Beckman Coulter, Epigenomics, Siemens Healthcare, Sysmex, Quest Diagnostics, Exact Sciences, OncoCyte Corporation-Bio time, EMD Millipore, GeneNews, BioMarCare Technologies, Immunostics, Qiagen, Kyowa Medex, Novigenix, Randox Laboratories, and R-Biopharm.

     The industry players emphasize on development of cost-effective tests as well as tools for competent decision making and opting for effective treatment possibilities for colorectal cancer. For instance, in August 2016, Abbott Molecular, introduced Alinity, family of next-generation systems across clinical chemistry, immunoassay, hematology, plasma and blood screening, molecular diagnostics. These systems enable the company to cater towards its healthcare patient’s diagnostic requirements and provide advance care.

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    Cancer Diagnostics Market trends was valued over USD 84.1 billion in 2016 and is expected to witness more than 8.1% CAGR from 2017 to 2024. Rising incidences of cancer along with growing awareness about early disease diagnosis and prevention will drive the market over the forecast timeframe.
    https://www.gminsights.com/industry-analysis/cancer-diagnostics-market 

    · *Automated Immunoassay Analyzers Market Size 2017 – 2024*

    Automated Immunoassay Analyzers Market share was over USD 8 billion in 2016, with growth forecast of over 15% CAGR from 2017 to 2024. The automated immunoassay analyzers market is set to flourish owing to the rising shift in trend towards lab automated coupled with increasing prevalence of infectious diseases.
    https://www.gminsights.com/industry-analysis/automated-immunoassay-analyzers-market

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    *Shareholders of Klövern AB (publ), corporate ID number 556482-5833, are hereby notified of the Annual General Meeting of shareholders at 11 am on 26 April 2018, at Solna Gate, Hemvärnsgatan 9, Solna. Registration starts at 10 am.*

    *Notification of attendance*

    Shareholders wishing to participate in the Annual General Meeting must;

    (i)             be registered as owner in the print-out of the share register made by Euroclear Sweden AB on 20 April 2018,

    (ii)            and notify their attendance to the Company at the latest by 20 April 2018, preferably before 12.00 noon, at the address: Klövern AB, c/o MAQS Advokatbyrå, Klövern Årsstämma 2018, Box 7009, 103 86 Stockholm, by telephone to 010-482 70 00 or via Klövern's website klovern.se.

    When making notification, shareholders must state their name, date of birth/Swedish personal ID no./company registration no., address, telephone number as well as any assistant they may wish to accompany them to the meeting.

    Shareholders whose shares are nominee registered must request that their shares are registered in their own name in due time before 20 April 2018, to be able to participate in the Annual General Meeting. Such registration can be temporary. Requests for such registration must be made to the bank or securities institution administering the shares in due time.

    In cases where a representative participates in the meeting, a written and dated power of attorney shall be issued for the representative. If the power of attorney is issued by a legal entity, a certified copy of the registration certificate is also to be enclosed. The power of attorney and the registration certificate must not have been issued earlier than one year before the date of the meeting, unless a longer period of validity is specified in the power of attorney, in which case the period of validity may not exceed five years. The power of attorney in original and the registration certificate, if applicable, should be sent to the Company at the above address in due time before the meeting. A power of attorney form is available on Klövern's website klovern.se, or can be sent to shareholders who so request.

    The Company has a total of 932,437,980 shares, of which 74,389,011 are Class A ordinary shares, 841,604,969 are Class B ordinary shares and 16,444,000 are preference shares. Class A ordinary shares have one vote per share and Class B ordinary shares and preference shares have a tenth of a vote per share. The total number of votes amounts to 160,193,907.9.

    The Company holds 60,000,000 own Class B ordinary shares at the time of this notice.

     *Proposed agenda *

    1.                Opening of the meeting.
    2.                Appointment of a chairman at the meeting.
    3.                Preparation and approval of the voting register.
    4.                Appointment of one or two persons to verify the minutes of the meeting.
    5.                Consideration of whether the meeting has been duly convened.
    6.                Approval of the agenda.
    7.                Speech by the CEO.
    8.                Presentation of the annual report and the audit report as well as the consolidated financial statements and audit report for the group.
    9.                Decisions on:

                   a)         the adoption of the statement of income and the balance sheet and the consolidated statement of income and consolidated balance sheet,

                   b)         appropriations concerning the Company's profit or loss in accordance with the adopted balance sheet,

                   c)         discharge from liability for the board members and the CEO, and

                   d)         the record dates, in the event of the Annual General Meeting deciding on a dividend.

    10.             Determination of the number of board members, auditors and deputy auditors or registered public accounting firm.
    11.             Determination of fees for the Board and auditor.
    12.             Election of board members and Chairman of the Board.
    13.             Election of auditors and deputy auditors or registered public accounting firm.
    14.             Decision on guidelines for remuneration of senior executives.
    15.             Decision relating to the composition of the Nominations Committee.
    16.             Decision on authorization for the Board to acquire and transfer the Company's own shares.
    17.             Decision on authorization for the Board to decide on new issues of shares.
    18.             Decision on authorization for the Board to undertake minor adjustments of the decisions.
    19.             Closure of the meeting.

    *Proposed decisions*

    *Chairman of the meeting, item 2 *

    The Nominations Committee proposes that Pia Gideon will be appointed to chair the meeting.

    *Dividend, item 9 b and d *

    The Board proposes a dividend of SEK 0.44 per ordinary share of Class A and Class B and SEK 20.00 per preference share for the 2017 financial year. The dividend amount per ordinary share of Class A and Class B totaling SEK 0.44 shall be distributed in four payments, each of SEK 0.11, and the dividend amount per preference share totaling SEK 20.00 shall be distributed in four payments, each of SEK 5.00.

    If the general meeting decides in accordance with the proposal, it is proposed that the record dates for the ordinary shares and the preference shares be:

    (iii)           29 June 2018 with the expected payment date being 4 July 2018,
    (iv)          28 September 2018 with the expected payment date being 3 October 2018,
    (v)           28 December 2018 with the expected payment date being 4 January 2019, and
    (vi)          29 March 2019 with the expected payment date being 3 April 2019.

    The Board further proposes that the remaining earnings, of which a portion may be used for dividend for additional preference shares and ordinary shares as described below, be carried forward.

    The Board proposes that the Annual General Meeting decides that all new ordinary shares and preference shares that may be issued pursuant to the meeting's authorization in accordance with item 17 below, confer entitlement to dividend from the date that they have been registered in the share register kept by Euroclear Sweden AB. This entails a first dividend of SEK 5.00 per preference share and a first dividend of SEK 0.11 per ordinary share with the first record date as above after registration in the share register.

    *Determination of the number of board members and auditors, determination of fees and election of the Board of Directors and auditors, items 10 - 13 *

    The Nominations Committee, consisting of Mia Arnhult, chairman of the Nominations Committee (Rutger Arnhult via companies), Patrik Essehorn (Corem Property Group AB), Rikard Svensson (Arvid Svensson Invest AB), Lars Höckenström (Gårdarike) and Pia Gideon (Chairman of the Board of Klövern), proposes that the Board shall continue to consist of five (5) members. The Nominations Committee proposes that the Company shall continue to have one (1) registered public accounting firm as auditor.

    The Nominations Committee proposes that the Annual General Meeting decides a total fee of SEK 1,000,000 to be paid to the Board. The proposal means an increase of in total SEK 60,000 compared to the decided fee for 2017. The fee is to be distributed in accordance with the following, where the decided fee for 2017 is shown in parentheses.

    -       Chairman of the Board: SEK 400,000 (SEK 400,000)

    -       Member of the Board: SEK 200,000 (SEK 180,000)

    A board member who is at the same time employed by the Company shall not receive any director's fee. No further payment is made to board members who serve on committees of the Board.

    It is proposed that payment be made to the auditors in accordance with approved invoices.

    Ann-Cathrin Bengtson and Fredrik Svensson have abstained from re-election. The Nominations Committee proposes that Rutger Arnhult, Eva Landén and Pia Gideon be re-elected as members of the Board, and that Johanna Fagrell Köhler and Ulf Ivarsson be elected as new members of the Board for the period until the end of the next Annual General Meeting:

    The Nominations Committee proposes that Pia Gideon be re-elected as Chairman of the Board.

    The Nominations Committee proposes re-appointment of the registered public accounting firm Ernst & Young AB as the Company's auditors. Ernst & Young AB has notified that in the event of their being appointed, they will appoint Fredric Hävrén as auditor-in-charge.

    *Guidelines for remuneration of senior executives, item 14 *

    Senior executives of the Company refers to the chief executive officer and other members of the executive management. The Remuneration Committee draws up proposals for the establishment of guidelines for remuneration and other terms of employment for senior executives, which are proposed to the Board.

    The Board's proposed guidelines for remuneration and other terms of employment for senior executives for the period until the end of the next Annual General Meeting consist of the following main points:

    The basic salary is to be at a market level and competitive and to take into account the individual's areas of responsibility and experience. The basic salary is subject to review every year. Variable remuneration shall be linked to predetermined and measurable criteria, designed with the intention of promoting the long-term creation of value in the Company. For the CEO, no variable remuneration is payable and for other members of the executive management variable remuneration can be at most three (3) monthly basic salaries per year. Variable remuneration is paid in the form of salary not conferring pension rights. Senior executives, excluding the chief executive officer, are also offered to take part in long-term incentive schemes, if such are established for the Company.

    Pension premiums for the executive management may amount to a maximum of 35 per cent of the basic salary and the pension age is at 65 years.

    The period of notice of members of the executive management shall be six to twelve (6-12) months if given by the Company and six (6) months if given by the executive manager. Final pay due to notice shall normally be deductible from other income from new appointments or assignments. There is no right to severance pay.

    Benefits in addition to salary, variable remuneration and pension for all members of the executive management are a company car, health insurance, a subsistence allowance and a share in Klövern's profit-sharing foundation.

    The Board shall, as provided for in Chapter 8, section 53, of the Companies Act, have the right to depart from the guidelines if there is reason for doing so in individual cases.

    *The composition of the Nominations Committee, item 15 *

    The Nominations Committee proposes that the following unchanged principles shall apply for the composition of the Nominations Committee.

    The Nominations Committee shall consist of five (5) members, of which one (1) member shall be the Chairman of the Board. The Chairman of the Board shall contact the four (4) largest shareholders by voting power of the Company as at the last day of share trading in September the year preceding the Annual General Meeting. In the event of a requested shareholder not wishing to appoint a member of the Nominations Committee, the next largest shareholder, who has not previously been asked to appoint a representative to the Nominations Committee, shall be asked. The Nominations Committee shall appoint a Chairman from among its members, who may not be a member of the Board of the Company.

    The appointed members shall, together with the Chairman of the Board as convenor, constitute the Company's Nominations Committee. The names of the members who are to constitute the Nominations Committee, as well as the shareholders they represent, shall be published on the Company's website klovern.se, at the latest six months prior to the next Annual General Meeting.

    In the event of a shareholder who has appointed a member to the Nominations Committee divests a significant part of the shareholding before the work of the Nominations Committee has been completed, the member appointed by the shareholder shall, if the Nominations Committee so decides, resign and be replaced by a new member, who shall be appointed by the shareholder who at that point in time is the largest shareholder by number of votes which is not represented on the Nominations Committee. Should any of the members of the Nominations Committee cease to represent the shareholder who has appointed the member before the work of the Nominations Committee is completed, such member shall, if the Nominations Committee so decides, be replaced by a new member appointed by the shareholder in question. If ownership is significantly changed in another way before the work of the Nominations Committee is completed, the composition of the Nominations Committee shall be changed in accordance with the principles stated above, if so decided by the Nominations Committee.

    The period of office of the Nominations Committee shall extend until a new Nominations Committee has been appointed.

    No compensation shall be paid to the members of the Nominations Committee. At the request of the Nominations Committee, the Company shall, however, provide personnel resources to facilitate the work of the Nominations Committee, such as, for example, secretaries. When required the Company shall also meet other reasonable costs which are necessary for the Nominations Committee's work.

    The Nominations Committee shall perform the tasks ensuing from the Swedish Code of Corporate Governance.

    The Nominations Committee shall furthermore produce proposals on the following matters to be presented to the Annual General Meeting for decision:

    (i) A proposal on the chairman of the meeting,
    (ii) A proposal on the Board of Directors,
    (iii) A proposal on the Chairman of the Board,
    (iv) A proposal on fees for the board members and the Chairman,
    (v) A proposal on remuneration for work on board committees,
    (vi) A proposal on auditors,
    (vii) A proposal on fee for the Company's auditors, and
    (viii) A proposal on the composition of the Nominations Committee.

    *Authorization for the Board to acquire and transfer the Company's own shares, item 16 *

    The Board proposes that the Annual General Meeting decides to authorize the Board, at the longest until the next Annual General Meeting, to decide to acquire and transfer Klövern's own shares as follows.

    Acquisitions may take place of at most the number of ordinary shares of Class A and Class B and preference shares so that the Group's total shareholding of its own ordinary shares of Class A and Class B and preference shares corresponds to a maximum of ten (10) per cent of all registered shares issued by the Company. Acquisitions may take place by trading on the regulated market place NASDAQ Stockholm. Payment for the shares acquired shall be made in cash.

    All Klövern shares held by the Company on the date of the Board's decision may be transferred by trading on NASDAQ Stockholm or in other ways to a third party in connection with property acquisitions or company acquisitions. Compensation for transferred shares shall be paid in cash, in kind, by set-off of a claim on the Company, or otherwise with conditions attached pursuant to Chapter 2, section 5, of the Companies Act.

    Purchase and transfer of shares may take place on one or more occasions during the period until the next Annual General Meeting, at a price per share that is within the price range registered at each occasion.

    The Board's proposal for authorization is intended to provide the Board with greater possibilities to adapt the capital structure of the Company to the capital requirement from time to time and thus be able to contribute to increased shareholder value. In addition, the authorization is intended to enable the Board to transfer shares in connection with financing of acquisitions of properties or companies through payment in the form of the Company's own shares. The intention of the authorization does not allow the Company to trade in its own shares with the intention of generating short-term profits.

    The Company holds 60,000,000 of its own Class B ordinary shares at the time of this notice.

    *Authorization for the Board to decide on new issues of shares, item 17 *

    The Board proposes that the Annual General Meeting decides to authorize the Board, on one or more occasions, during the period until the next Annual General Meeting to decide on new issues of ordinary shares of Class A and/or Class B and/or preference shares, with or without derogation from the shareholders' pre-emption rights.

    The number of shares issued pursuant to this authorization shall correspond to an increase in the share capital of at most ten (10) per cent based on the total share capital of the Company at the time of the 2018 Annual General Meeting. The number of ordinary shares of Class A that may be issued pursuant to the authorization may, however, amount to at most ten (10) per cent of the share capital consisting of ordinary shares of Class A issued on the date of the 2018 Annual General Meeting, the number ordinary shares of Class B that may be issued pursuant to the authorization may, however, amount to at most ten (10) per cent of the share capital consisting of ordinary shares of Class B issued on the date of the 2018 Annual General Meeting, and the number of preference shares which may be issued pursuant to the authorization may amount to at most ten (10) per cent of the share capital consisting of preference shares issued at the time of the 2018 Annual General Meeting.

    Shares may be subscribed to in cash, by payment in kind, through a set-off, or on conditions following from Chapter 2, section 5, of the Companies Act.

    A new issue decided upon pursuant to the authorization shall take place with the intention of acquiring properties or participation rights in legal entities that own properties or with a view to capitalizing the Company prior to such acquisitions. A new issue pursuant to the authorization that takes place derogating from the shareholders' pre-emption rights shall take place at the market subscription price. However, an issue discount may be given at the market level in the event of new issues of preference shares and/or ordinary shares of Class B that take place in derogating from the shareholders' pre-emption rights, and which are subscribed to in cash. An issue discount at the market level shall be given in the event of rights issues.

    *Authorization for the Board to make minor adjustments of the decisions, item 18 *

    The Board proposes that the Annual General Meeting authorizes the Board, the CEO or the person otherwise designated by the Board, to undertake such minor adjustments and clarifications of the decisions made at the Annual General Meeting to the extent required for registration of the decisions.

    *Other *

    Shareholders have the right, pursuant to Chapter 7, section 32, of the Companies Act to request information about circumstances that may affect the assessment of an item of business on the agenda and about circumstances that may affect the assessment of the Company's financial situation. The Board and the CEO shall provide such information if the Board considers that this can be done without significant damage to the Company. The duty of disclosure also applies to the Company's relationships with other companies in the Group, the consolidated financial statements and such circumstances as detailed above applicable to subsidiaries.

    Shareholders have a right to ask the Company questions at the Annual General Meeting on the items of business and proposals to be considered at the Annual General Meeting.

    The decisions of the Annual General Meeting on items 16-17 will only be valid if the decisions are supported by shareholders representing at least two-thirds of the votes given and shares represented at the meeting.

    The Nominations Committee's complete proposals for decisions, reasoned statements and information about proposed board members and auditors with appurtenant documentation are available at Klövern's service office at Nyckelvägen 14 in Nyköping and on the Company's website klovern.se. The annual report, the consolidated financial statements, the audit report and the audit statement, the Board's complete proposals for decisions with appurtenant documentation as well as the Board's report on evaluation of remuneration and application of the Annual General Meeting's guidelines for salaries and other remuneration to senior executives, together with the auditor's statement on application are available at the Company's service office and the website at the latest three (3) weeks before the Annual General Meeting. The documents will be sent to the shareholders who make a request to that effect and provide their postal address. The documents will also be available and will be put forward at the Annual General Meeting.

    *Klövern AB (publ)*
    The Board of directors

    *For additional information:*
    Rutger Arnhult, CEO, +46 70-458 24 70, rutger.arnhult@klovern.se
    Lars Norrby, IR, +46 76-777 38 00, lars.norrby@klovern.se

    Klövern is a real estate company committed to working closely with customers to offer them attractive premises in growth regions. Klövern is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For further information, see www.klovern.se.

    Klövern AB (publ), Bredgränd 4, 111 30 Stockholm. Phone: +46 (0)10-482 70 00. E-mail: info@klovern.se.

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    NEW YORK, March 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- According to P&S Market Research, Minimally invasive surgical instruments market is forecasted to attain revenue of more than $50.0 billion by 2023, mainly led by growing geriatric population, surge in prevalence of chronic diseases, increasing government healthcare expenditure, and growing demand for minimally invasive surgeries globally.*Request for Sample Pages: **https://www.psmarketresearch.com/market-analysis/minimally-invasive-surgical-instruments-market/report-sample*

    On the basis of product type, the minimally invasive surgical instruments market has been categorized into handheld instruments, electrosurgical instruments, guiding devices, and inflation systems. Handheld instruments held a share of more than 35.0% in 2016, since these instruments lead to decreased strain on fingers during operative procedures, further increasing its adoption amongst surgeons globally.

    The minimally invasive surgical instruments market is classified into neurosurgery, cosmetic surgery, urology, obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, cardiovascular, orthopedic surgery, laparoscopy, and others, on the basis of application. Laparoscopy held the largest share in the market during the entire analysis period and the category is expected to occupy a share of more than 20.0% by 2023, due to the rising prevalence of obesity and increasing use of laparoscopy for weight reduction (bariatric) surgeries.

    The Asia-Pacific (APAC) minimally invasive surgical instruments market is predicted to witness the fastest growth in demand, with a CAGR higher than 10% during the forecast period, owing to the increasing number of patients suffering from chronic diseases, rising geriatric population, increasing per capita income, and improving healthcare facilities in the region.

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    Globally, key players in the minimally invasive surgical instruments industry are acquiring other firms to gain a larger market share. For instance, in June 2017, Johnson & Johnson acquired Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Actelion). Actelion manufactures the surgical devices. Moreover, in January 2017, the company acquired Abbott Medical Optics (AMO), a subsidiary of Abbott Laboratories. The acquisition includes ophthalmic products in three areas of patient care: cataract surgery, laser refractive surgery, and consumer eye health. These product lines joined the world- leading ACUVUE Brand Contact Lenses business, and the combined organization will operate with the name Johnson & Johnson Vision.

    Some of the other major players operating in the minimally invasive surgical instruments market Applied Medical Resources Corporation, B. Braun Melsungen AG, CONMED Corporation, HOYA Corporation, Medtronic plc, Smith & Nephew plc, Stryker Corporation, Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc.

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    Drastic income inequality is putting a strain on America's social safety net· *Sharp US income inequalities are only partially offset by means-tested social programs and taxation-based transfers, according to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office.*
    · *For the top 20% richest US households, average income was more than ten times that of households in the lowest quintile.*
    · *Income inequality has worsened considerably in the last three decades, the report finds; it also identifies **deep disparities within the wealthiest 20%. *

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    US inequality has become so vast that taxes and transfers don't even come close to narrowing the gap.

    A new report from the independent Congressional Budget Office based on the most recent available data, from 2014, offers some enlightening statistics on the issue — and that was before the new tax reform law made the system substantially less progressive.

    For the top 20% richest US households, average income was more than 10 times that of households in the lowest quintile. For that group, average income was $19,000. For the top 20%, average income was about $281,000.

    The report notes that taxes and transfers blunt some of the most extreme effects of inequality, but serve more as a palliative than a long-term solution.

    Means-tested transfers are cash payments and in-kind benefits from federal, state, and local governments that are designed "to provide assistance to individuals and families with low income and few assets," the CBO says.

    They include benefits from government assistance programs such as Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp program), and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Federal taxes consist of individual income taxes, payroll taxes, corporate income taxes, and excise taxes.

    The combination of those programs increased income among households in the lowest quintile by $12,000 (or more than 60%), on average, to $31,000. The US poverty level for a family of four was $24,600 last year.

    Taxes and transfers decreased income among households in the highest quintile by $74,000 on average to $207,000.

    The post-program distribution is less skewed but a substantial divide remains.

    Income distribution is highly skewed even among the very rich, the CBO finds. 

    "Average income among households in the bottom half of the highest quintile (the 81st to 90th percentiles) was about $151,000; average income among the 1.2 million households in the top 1% of the distribution was about $1.8 million."

    Income growth among households in the bottom 80% of the income distribution was less than half the overall growth rate. Meanwhile, among households in the highest quintile, average income in 2014 was 95% higher than it was in 1979.

    "Because of those differences in cumulative growth rates, income inequality was greater in 2014 than it was in 1979."

    *SEE ALSO: Extreme inequality in the US is making a major economic problem even worse*

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    Press Release
    Brussels, 28 March 2018
                                                                                                                                                          

    *Orange Belgium and Orange Polska partner with Salesforce and Vlocity to strengthen their Digital Transformation*

    Orange Belgium and Orange Polska announced today that they signed an agreement with Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, and Vlocity, a leading industry cloud company. Salesforce and Vlocity will help Orange achieve business agility faster and reduce time to market by leveraging cloud-based solutions across Orange's digital and assisted channels.

    Given today's digital landscape, it has become imperative for Orange to strengthen its position in mobile and convergence markets with a customer-centric focus. Thanks to the expertise of Salesforce and Vlocity, Orange can further improve the quality of its customer experience by introducing a robust omnichannel experience for its customers. In addition, Orange sales teams and channel partners will be able to sell new innovative products and services smarter, helping them go the extra mile for Orange customers.

    *Orange Belgium continues to digitalise the Orange customer journey*
    "Orange Belgium continues its digital transformation. Next to renewing certain levels of our order management, we will now start strengthening our CRM capabilities and unifying our digital channels. With this perspective in mind, we partnered up with Vlocity and Salesforce," said Michaël Trabbia, CEO of Orange Belgium. "We chose Salesforce and Vlocity because they demonstrate advantages on multiple fronts, including speed to deployment, accelerated time-to-market and streamlined service delivery. This collaboration will indeed enable us to further digitise our customer journey and to be even more relevant to our customers, who remain at the heart of the Orange Belgium strategy."

    *Orange Polska takes a significant step in its digital transformation*
    "Orange Polska is moving a step further in its digital transformation. Having reached a significant level of consolidation of its digital and sales channels, Orange Polska now aims to offer a differentiating customer experience." said Jean-François Fallacher. CEO of Orange Polska. "We choose Vlocity and Salesforce for their deployment speed but also for their advanced products and journey management capabilities. This partnership will enable us to meet our customers' expectations for simple, transparent, easy-to-use and easy-to-manage offers. Innovation and customer experience are significant cornerstones of the Orange strategy."

    *Salesforce and Vlocity empower Orange to fully engage in digital transformation*
    "By embracing the cloud, Orange has taken an important step in its core mission to achieve outstanding customer connectivity and make its services easier to access and sell," says Jo Buvens, Country Manager Salesforce Belgium and Luxembourg. "We're thrilled to be working with Vlocity on this important project. By leveraging Vlocity's industry specific cloud solutions and omnichannel applications, Orange can now fully engage in its digital transformation."

    "We're incredibly excited about this opportunity to join forces with Salesforce to provide Orange with the industry-focused digital software that they need to transform the way they do business," said Dominic Dinardo, EVP and Managing Director EMEA, Vlocity. "We're thrilled to be selected as Orange's digital transformation technology and look forward to helping Orange capture more value from the cloud, reach more customers, sell smarter and sell more efficiently."

    Vlocity Communications takes advantage of the omnichannel capabilities of Salesforce Service Cloud and includes comprehensive Enterprise Product Catalog, CPQ (Configure-Price-Quote), Contract Management, Retail Clienteling and Order Management functionality, and a comprehensive library of pre-built sales, service and billing inquiry management processes. Engineered specifically for communications service providers, Vlocity Communications conforms to TM Forum industry standards, and integrates flexibly with third-party systems through pre-built APIs and web services. For more information on Vlocity Communications, pleaseclick here.

    Salesforce and others are among the trademarks ofsalesforce.com, inc.

    *About Salesforce*

    Salesforce, the global CRM leader, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. For more information about Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), visit: www.salesforce.com.
    Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other press releases or public statements are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchase Salesforce applications should make their purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available. Salesforce has headquarters in San Francisco, with offices in Europe and Asia, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "CRM." For more information please visit https://www.salesforce.com, or call 1-800-NO-SOFTWARE.

    *About Vlocity*
    Vlocity, a Forbes Cloud 100 company and strategic Salesforce ISV, delivers industry-specific cloud and mobile software that embed digital, omnichannel processes for customer-centric industries. Built in partnership with Salesforce, the world's #1 CRM company, Vlocity is one of Salesforce's fastest growing partners. Vlocity Industry Cloud Apps embed industry-specific functionality, best practices and business processes for the Communications & Media, Insurance & Financial Services, Health Insurance, Energy and Public Sector industries. Vlocity enables companies to achieve faster business agility and time to value from the cloud across digital and traditional channels. Learn more at www.vlocity.com and follow us at @vlocity.

    *About Orange Polska*
    Orange Polska is Poland's leading telecommunication provider, operating in all segments of the telecom market. We have the largest technical infrastructure in Poland, enabling us to provide services and convergent offers based on cutting-edge technologies, including fiber internet, 4G/LTE mobile data transmission and 4K TV. We invest intensely in both mobile and fixed networks, our ambition is to cover more than 5 million households in Poland with fiber by the end of 2020. Our mobile 4G/LTE network now covers almost the entire population of Poland.
    Orange Polska is one of the most socially committed companies in the country. The programs of Orange Foundation counteract digital exclusion and develop digital skills. 
    Orange Polska is listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. We are part of the global Orange Group.
    More information on: https://www.orange.pl; follow us on Twitter: @Orange_Polska

    *About Orange Belgium*
    Orange Belgium is one of the leading telecommunication operators on the Belgian market, with over 3 million customers, and in Luxembourg through its subsidiary Orange Communications Luxembourg. As a convergent actor, we provide mobile telecommunication services, internet and TV to private clients, as well as innovative mobile and fixed line services to businesses. Our high-performance mobile network supports 2G, 3G, 4G and 4G+ technology and is the subject of ongoing investments.  Orange Belgium is a subsidiary of the Orange Group, one of the leading European and African operators for mobile telephony and internet access, as well as one of the world leaders for telecommunication services to enterprises. Orange Belgium is listed on the Brussels Stock Exchange (OBEL). More information on: corporate.orange.be, www.orange.be  or follow us on Twitter : @pressOrangeBe.

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    *Press Contacts*
    *Orange Polska*
    Wojciech Jabczynski - wojciech.jabczynski@orange.com
    *Orange Belgium*
    Annelore Marynissen - annelore.marynissen@orange.com  -  +32 (0) 479 01 60 58
    Jean-Pascal Bouillon - jean-pascal.bouillon@orange.com  -  +32 (0) 473 94 87 31
    press@orange.be
    *Contact investors*
    Siddy Jobe - ir@orange.be - +32(0)2 745 80 92

    *Vlocity*
    Bhava Communications for Vlocity
    Rachel Austin
    vlocity@bhavacom.com
    979-324-7905

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    Britons could lose rights to urgent medical treatment in the EU after Brexit, peers warn  British nationals who suddenly need hospital treatment have their care covered through the European Health Insurance Card scheme - but there is no guarantee this will last after Brexit Reported by MailOnline 14 hours ago.

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    Fresenius Medical Care launches Asia-Pacific corporate social responsibility campaign  

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    BEIJING, CHINA - Media OutReach - 28 March 2018 -* *Fresenius Medical Care, the world's largest provider of dialysis products and services, today announced a new partnership with extreme adventurer, David Grier, who will attempt to run the 4000km route of the Great Wall of China in just 70 days, raising awareness of kidney health and chronic kidney disease.

     

    From left to right: David Grier (extreme adventurer and runner), Harry de Wit (CEO, Fresenius Medical Care (FME) Asia Pacific) and Andrew Stuart (extreme adventurer and runner) before the Campaign Launch Event at the Olympic Park in Beijing

    Harry de Wit introducing the Fresenius Medical Care CSR campaign to the audience

    From left to right: Harry de Wit, Prof Yu Xueqing (President of the Chinese Society of Nephrology), Prof. Philip Li (President of the Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology), Andrew Stuart and David Grier, joined on stage by local dialysis patients and their relatives and Alan Chen (right) (Executive Vice President FME China)

    A dedicated Fresenius Medical Care team supporting the runners

    From left to right: Prof Yu Xueqing, David Grier, Andrew Stuart and Harry de Wit kick-starting the 'Back to the Wall - Ignite hope of life' run

    "Back to the Wall -- Ignite Hope of Life" was officially launched at the 16^th Asian Pacific Congress of Nephrology (APCN) in Beijing today. The corporate social responsibility (CSR) campaign's name celebrates David Grier's return to the Great Wall. Twelve years after becoming one of the first people in history to run the entire route of the Great Wall of China, 58-year old David and his running partner Andrew Stuart (50) will now complete the run in the other direction. In 2006, he ran the route in 98 days, and now plans to shave 28 days off his time. The campaign's name also acknowledges the importance of hope in all our lives, and especially the hope for people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) to lead fuller, more active and vibrant lives.

     

    Professor Yu Xueqing, Professor of Medicine and Director of Sun Yat-sen University's Institute of Nephrology , Vice President of The First Affiliated Hospital, and President of the Chinese Society of Nephrology (CSN),  welcomed news of the kidney health initiative: "There are 130 million people living with CKD in China.^1 To help tackle the problem, the Chinese Government has announced a series of healthcare policies to build health insurance programs and a medical referral  system for critical illness. The Fresenius Medical Care campaign will complement these government initiatives while playing a vital role in promoting kidney care knowledge and raising awareness for chronic kidney disease."

     

    David Grier and Andrew Stuart will begin their journey in the last grasp of winter in the mountains at Shanhaiguan, where the ramparts of the Great Wall are washed by the Bohai Sea. From here, they will run several thousand kilometers inland to the unrelenting sun and wind of the Gobi Desert, finally reaching the end point, where the wall meets the Great White River in Jayugauan. 

     

    While David and Andrew are completing the grueling run, the public will be encouraged to learn more about kidney health and chronic kidney disease through a series of messages and activities, while also following the runners' journey through continuous updates posted across social media. People will even be able to run the virtual Great Wall of China in an interactive online game, where they will experience their own glimpse of the journey, while learning more about kidney health.

     

    "We are proud to be kicking-off this important campaign in China," said Harry de Wit, CEO of Fresenius Medical Care Asia-Pacific. "Fresenius Medical Care has been supporting the kidney care needs of the local community since 1993 and has recently opened its first independent Fresenius Kidney Care dialysis centre in China. "The 'Back to the Wall -- Ignite Hope of Life' campaign allows us to extend that reach, engaging the community in essential kidney health messages, as well as working closely with physicians to deliver a series of special patient care events. We will be expanding the campaign throughout Asia-Pacific where we will be organizing company walks and runs so we can ensure that every step, every kilometer of David's run counts for kidney health." 

     

    On the eve of his run, David Grier spoke about the significance of this journey: "The journey is not about me, it's about the difference I make," he said. "Most importantly, it is about inspiring hope no matter how insurmountable our challenges may seem -- and to trust that through effort, self-belief and never giving up, we can all realize and live our dreams." It is a message that amplifies Fresenius Medical Care's vision: to create a future worth living for patients, worldwide, every day.

     

    *References *

    [1] CPPCC (Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference) official website, September 25, 2016. Available at: http://www.rmzxb.com.cn/c/2016-09-25/1052694.shtml. Accessed 24 March 2018.**

     

    Fresenius Medical Care is the world's largest provider of products and services for individuals with renal diseases of which around 3.2 million patients worldwide regularly undergo dialysis treatment. Through its network of 3,752 dialysis clinics, Fresenius Medical Care provides dialysis treatments for 320,960 patients around the globe. Fresenius Medical Care is also the leading provider of dialysis products such as dialysis machines or dialyzers. Along with the core business, the company focuses on expanding the range of related medical services in the field of Care Coordination. Fresenius Medical Care is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FME) and on the New York Stock Exchange (FMS).

     

    For more information visit www.freseniusmedicalcare.asia. Reported by Media OutReach 14 hours ago.

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    DGAP-News: Wüstenrot & Württembergische AG / Key word(s): Final Results

    28.03.2018 / 11:47
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    *- Consolidated earnings for 2017 increase by 9.6% to EUR 258 million. *

    *- Between 2018 and 2020, approximately EUR 820 million will be invested in digital transformation, new services and further development of staff skills. *

    *- Income from property/casualty insurance increases in 2017, with the combined ratio remaining good.*

    *- New business for Wüstenrot Bausparkasse AG comes in at the high level of the previous year.*

    *- Dividend to be increased to EUR 0.65 per share for 2017.*

    *- Chairman of the Executive Board Jürgen A. Junker: "In 2017 the W&W Group made a number of important strides, particularly in terms of dynamism and speed."*The Wüstenrot & Württembergische Group (W&W) can look back on a successful 2017 financial year. With consolidated net profit after taxes coming in at EUR 258 million, the Group surpassed the figure for the previous year by 9.6%, despite having planned for earnings at the level of the previous year. As a result, the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board are proposing to the Annual General Meeting that the dividend for the 2017 financial year be increased to EUR 0.65 per share (previous year: EUR 0.60).

    In terms of strategy, the financial planning specialist successfully launched a number of measures relating to the digital transformation of the Group. Between 2018 and 2020, the W&W Group is planning to invest approximately EUR 820 million in digital products and processes, but also in the further development of the skills of its employees. This is the largest investment programme in the company's history.

    "The business success that we enjoyed last year, which was by no means a certainty in view of tough competition and the market environment, is proof of the Group's solid foundation and at the same time the result of changes that we've implemented," said *Jürgen A. Junker, Chairman of the Executive Board of W&W AG*. "In 2017 we substantially strengthened our brick-and-mortar presence and digital services, successfully introduced new products and streamlined our structures and processes. With everything we do, we pursue a single objective: keeping pace with the changing requirements of our customers and continuously increasing the benefits for them."

     

    *Key indicators of the Group for 2017*

    The largest contributor to consolidated net profit, which totalled EUR 258 million, was once again the *property/casualty insurance* segment, which posted very good net underwriting income of EUR 125.8 million (previous year: EUR 108.3 million). At 90.7%, the segment's combined ratio remained at a good level (2016: 90.1%).

    *Consolidated net financial income *increased slightly to EUR 1.83 billion (2016: EUR 1.82 billion). In this regard, while net income did not grow robustly due to the environment of low interest rates, impairments of financial instruments declined, and the performance of capital investments for unit-linked life insurance policies improved.

    *Benefits paid under insurance contracts *fell slightly to EUR 4.03 billion (2016: EUR 4.08 billion).

    *General administrative expenses *rose moderately by 2.2% to EUR 1.10 billion (previous year: EUR 1.08 billion). In this regard, investments in future-oriented projects, like the digital brand "Adam Riese", resulted in only a minor increase in personnel costs. In 2017 the Group met its target of increasing productivity by 5% annually.

    *Performance of the operational divisions in 2017*

    *Home Loan and Savings Bank*

    At Wüstenrot Bausparkasse AG new home loan savings business (gross) came in at EUR 13.6 billion, essentially the same level as the previous year, which was positively influenced by the "Wüstenrot Bausparen" plan introduced that year. Net new business stood at EUR 11.5 billion, and while this was slightly below the previous year, the result outperformed the market. Thus, on whole, Wüstenrot Bausparkasse AG again gained market shares and solidified its position as the number two in the industry in Germany.

    New business in construction financing increased Group-wide by 2.4% to EUR 5.5 billion, thus outperforming the market as it did the previous year.

    *Insurance*

    In property/casualty insurance, Württembergische Versicherung AG was able to increase new business by 11.6% to EUR 232 million, with all segments - motor, corporate customers, retail customers - posting growth. Gross premiums written rose further by 4.3% to EUR 1.75 billion (2016: EUR 1.68 billion). The new digital brand "Adam Riese" had a successful launch.

    In life insurance new business declined, primarily as a result of a significant fall in single-premium business. Also having an effect was the legally mandated lowering of the maximum interest rate that life insurers may apply when calculating provisions for future policy benefits, which went into effect on 1 January 2017. As a result, gross premiums written dropped by 9.8% to EUR 1.9 billion (2016: EUR 2.1 billion).

    By contrast, health insurance continued its growth from the previous year and increased gross premiums written by 7.5% to EUR 232 million. This encouraging development was again the result of the sustained good market successes of the supplementary health and long-term care plans.

    *Digital transformation picks up pace *

    In addition to measures to strengthen the two mobile sales force organisations and sales collaborations, the W&W Group successfully implemented numerous initiatives in 2017 and in the first months of this year designed to bring about the digital transformation of the Group, such as:

    - In October 2017, the new digital brand "Adam Riese" launched on the insurance market. This platform enables customers to obtain basic products simply and conveniently. They are sold digitally to customers directly or through agents and comparison sites. "Adam Riese" is thus directly aimed at an internet-savvy target group that does not necessarily require personal assistance at a branch. The feedback from agents and aggregators concerning the quality of the product and the website has been very positive with respect to clarity and understandability.

    - The financial assistant "FinanzGuide" launched early this year. This app enables customers to view, manage and optimise their personal insurance, home loan savings and banking portfolio with their smartphone, make bank transfers and request products.

    - Also in early 2018, the new Web-based residential platform "Wüstenrot Wohnwelt" went live. It provides all important information on the topics of "building or buying", "renting", "selling or renting out", "renovating" and "senior-friendly living". Wohnwelt thus constitutes an additional digital service for all questions relating to real estate, one that goes beyond the actual financial products and services.

    - W&W will soon be introducing "NIST", a digital financial assistant for property purchases. It is designed to be the customer's digital companion, offering assistance from the start of a property search to the conclusion of sale. Upon request, potential buyers can also get assistance from a personal advisor with years of industry expertise.

    In 2017 the W&W Group strengthened not only its digital sales and communication channels but also its brick-and-mortar presence. This is because the company believes that the centrepiece of its business is and remains high-performance customer assistance, i.e. expert service and advice at retail locations. For instance, the sales format "Tandem" was significantly expanded. It pools our home loan savings and insurance expertise under one roof at a customer advisory centre. More than 500 mobile sales force partners are now working on this basis.

    *Chairman of the Executive Board Jürgen A. Junker*: "Financial services providers will be forced to deal with a massive upheaval over the next several years. Competition will intensify still further, new players will enter the market and customer behaviour will continue to change. We have the strategic advantage of being able to meet these challenges from a position of strength. Our explicit goal is to have the W&W Group emerge as one of the winners from the upheaval in the financial industry. In this regard, it is essential that we be faster, more creative, more courageous and more focused on our customers than our competitors are - simply, a little bit better each day."

    *Outlook for the 2018 financial year*

    In view of the positive macroeconomic conditions and the advances made in the W&W Group, the Executive Board is in principle confident that in 2018 the company will be able to build on the good operational performance achieved in 2017. But because of the high additional investments, primarily in digital transformation, the Group will not be able to attain the very good net profit generated in 2017. W&W nevertheless expects that net profit will come in about EUR 200 million and thus remain on a solid level. The W&W Group continues to adhere to its long-term goal of sustainably achievable net profit in the range of EUR 220-250 million.
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    Language: English
    Company: Wüstenrot & Württembergische AG
    Gutenbergstrasse 30
    70176 Stuttgart
    Germany
    Internet: www.ww-ag.com
    ISIN: DE0008051004
    WKN: 805100
    Indices: SDAX
    Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard), Stuttgart; Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Tradegate Exchange
     
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    MINNEAPOLIS, March 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As World Backup Day reminds us to be vigilant about protecting our business and personal data, the reality of preparedness paints a very different picture. Arcserve, LLC, whose breakthrough data protection and availability solutions deliver enterprise power with small team simplicity, today released results from a new survey revealing that while the cost of downtime is the top IT concern, less than 15 percent of businesses have a high degree of confidence in recovering their data should downtime or a disaster event occur.*The Complexity Culprit*
    It’s common knowledge that today’s IT teams are asked to do more with less; interestingly however, survey respondents reported IT resources to be less of concern than costs associated with downtime, the complexity of managing on-premises, virtual and cloud data, and ransomware events. In fact, when asked to rank their top five data protection concerns, managing varied data and systems was reported to be the top concern, 37 percent more than insufficient personnel or budget.

    With downtime on the rise and ransomware attacks set to hit a business every 14 seconds by the end of 2019, up from every 40 seconds this year, organizations must make 2018 the year to implement sound disaster recovery plans that will protect their data, and that of their customers. Based on new survey results, organizations understand the urgency of mitigating risk from downtime and ransomware attacks, but the key challenge in successful DR planning lies in the complexity of their varied infrastructures, and not necessarily the lack of IT resources.

    “Some data protection vendors are now backing into support for cloud and physical systems with ‘uni-taskers’ – solutions that were specifically designed for one environment,” said Christophe Bertrand, VP of Product Marketing at Arcserve. “And, while organizations may have purchased these types of solutions with the hope of simplifying or reducing costs, they’ve actually created more complexity in the process with data becoming increasingly heterogeneous.”

    *Data Protection Vendors: The Importance of a Brand Name*
    While the top IT concern was consistent across channel partners, service providers, and end-users, what they look for in a data protection vendor illustrates a different reality. Partners overwhelmingly ranked brand name, or market familiarity, as one of their top three criteria when evaluating a vendor. However, in contrast, end-users stated this to be the least important factor when purchasing a data protection solution.

    According to end-user priorities, almost half – 45 percent – told us they consider ease of use and deployment as the number one purchasing criteria, followed by total price and integration with database applications. Seemingly, businesses are willing to pay more for a data protection solution that is easy to deploy and manage than one that is priced lower, but that may require more extensive training or specialization.

    *Health Insurance and Benefits Trumps Business Continuity for Some*
    The expectation of system availability is higher than ever before, with respondents categorizing 79 percent of their company data as mission or business-critical. But getting back online is just half of the battle, with more than a third of businesses reporting they could, at maximum, only withstand an hour of data loss. For nearly 20 percent of respondents, however, health insurance ranked of higher importance than 24/7 access to their company’s mission-critical data. Other criteria included personal photos, mobile phones, and a two-week, fully-paid vacation.

    Arcserve commissioned the survey to nearly 600 channel partners and IT decision makers across the Americas, Europe and Japan. Full survey results here.

    More information on 2018 World Backup Day

    *Follow Arcserve*

    · Blog
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    *About Arcserve*
    Arcserve develops breakthrough data protection and availability solutions that deliver enterprise power with small team simplicity. Launched in 1990 as a product under Cheyenne Software, Arcserve became an independent organization in 2014 and released the first solution, Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP), to deliver comprehensive backup and recovery across cloud, virtual and physical environments under one pane of glass. Since then, Arcserve has continuously redefined data protection, with a full range of highly efficient and integrated capabilities, deployable on-premise or in the cloud, with high availability, disaster recovery, backup and recovery, and data archiving. Arcserve has a customer base of 45,000 end users in more than 150 countries and partners with over 7,500 distributors, resellers and service providers around the world. It is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visit www.arcserve.com.

    *Media Contact: *
    Leslie Keil
    Arcserve
    952.903.5434
    leslie.keil@arcserve.com Reported by GlobeNewswire 13 hours ago.

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    WARSAW, Poland and BRUSSELS, Belgium and SAN FRANCISCO, March 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Orange Polska and Orange Belgium announced today that they signed an agreement with Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, and Vlocity, a leading industry cloud company. Salesforce and Vlocity will help Orange achieve business agility faster and reduce time to market by leveraging cloud-based solutions across Orange’s digital and assisted channels.Given today’s digital landscape, it’s become imperative for Orange to strengthen its position in mobile and convergence markets with a customer-centric focus. Thanks to the expertise of Salesforce and Vlocity, Orange can further improve the quality of its customer experience by introducing a robust omnichannel experience for its customers. In addition, Orange sales teams and channel partners will be able to sell new innovative products and services smarter, helping them go the extra mile for Orange customers.

    *Orange Polska takes a significant step in its digital transformation*

    “Orange Polska is moving a step further in its digital transformation. Having reached a significant level of consolidation of its digital and sales channels, Orange Polska now targets to offer a differentiating customer experience.” said Jean-François Fallacher, CEO of Orange Polska. “We choose Vlocity and Salesforce for their deployment speed but also for their advanced products and journey management capabilities. This partnership will enable us to meet our customers’ expectations for simple, transparent, easy-to-use and easy-to-manage offers. Innovation and customer experience are significant cornerstones of the Orange strategy.”

    *Orange Belgium continues to digitalize the Orange customer journey*

    “Orange Belgium continues its digital transformation. Next to renewing certain levels of our order management, we will now start strengthening our CRM capabilities and unifying our digital channels. In this perspective, we partnered up with Vlocity and Salesforce,” said Michaël Trabbia, CEO of Orange Belgium. “We chose Salesforce and Vlocity because they demonstrate advantages on multiple fronts, including speed to deployment, accelerated time-to-market and streamlined service delivery. This collaboration will indeed enable us to further digitize our customer journey and to be even more relevant for our customers, who remain at the heart of the Orange Belgium strategy.”

    *Salesforce and Vlocity empower Orange to fully engage in digital transformation*

    “By embracing the cloud, Orange has taken an important step in its core mission to achieve outstanding customer connectivity and make its services easier to access and sell,” said Jo Buvens, Country Manager Salesforce Belgium and Luxembourg. “We’re thrilled to be working with Vlocity on this important project. By leveraging Vlocity’s industry specific cloud solutions and omnichannel applications, Orange can now fully engage in its digital transformation.”

    “We’re incredibly excited about this opportunity to join forces with Salesforce to provide Orange with the industry-focused digital software that they need to transform the way they do business,” said Dominic Dinardo, EVP and Managing Director EMEA, Vlocity. “We’re thrilled to be selected as Orange’s digital transformation technology and look forward to helping Orange capture more value from the cloud, reach more customers, sell smarter and sell more efficiently.”

    Vlocity Communications takes advantage of the omnichannel capabilities of Salesforce Service Cloud and includes comprehensive Enterprise Product Catalog, CPQ (Configure-Price-Quote), Contract Management, Retail Clienteling and Order Management functionality, and a comprehensive library of pre-built sales, service and billing inquiry management processes. Engineered specifically for communications service providers, Vlocity Communications conforms to TM Forum industry standards, and integrates flexibly with third-party systems through pre-built APIs and web services. For more information on Vlocity Communications, please click here.

    Salesforce and others are among the trademarks of salesforce.com, inc.

    *About Vlocity*
    Vlocity, a Forbes Cloud 100 company and strategic Salesforce ISV, delivers industry-specific cloud and mobile software that embed digital, omnichannel processes for customer-centric industries. Built in partnership with Salesforce, the world's #1 CRM company, Vlocity is one of Salesforce's fastest growing partners. Vlocity Industry Cloud Apps embed industry-specific functionality, best practices and business processes for the Communications & Media, Insurance & Financial Services, Health Insurance, Energy and Public Sector industries. Vlocity enables companies to achieve faster business agility and time to value from the cloud across digital and traditional channels. Learn more at www.vlocity.com and follow us at @vlocity.

    *About Orange Polska*
    Orange Polska is Poland’s leading telecommunication provider, operating in all segments of the telecom market. We have the largest technical infrastructure in Poland, enabling us to provide services and convergent offers based on cutting-edge technologies, including fiber internet, 4G/LTE mobile data transmission and 4K TV. We invest intensely in both mobile and fixed networks, our ambition is to cover more than 5 million households in Poland with fiber by the end of 2020. Our mobile 4G/LTE network now covers almost the entire population of Poland. Orange Polska is one of the most socially committed companies in the country. The programs of Orange Foundation counteract digital exclusion and develop digital skills. 
    Orange Polska is listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. We are part of the global Orange Group.

    More information on: https://www.orange.pl; follow us on Twitter: *@*Orange_Polska

    *About Orange Belgium*
    Orange Belgium is one of the leading telecommunication operators on the Belgian market, with over 3 million customers, and in Luxembourg through its subsidiary Orange Communications Luxembourg. As a convergent actor, we provide mobile telecommunication services, internet and TV to private clients, as well as innovative mobile and fixed line services to businesses. Our high-performance mobile network supports 2G, 3G, 4G and 4G+ technology and is the subject of ongoing investments.  Orange Belgium is a subsidiary of the Orange Group, one of the leading European and African operators for mobile telephony and internet access, as well as one of the world leaders for telecommunication services to enterprises. Orange Belgium is listed on the Brussels Stock Exchange (OBEL). More information on: corporate.orange.be, www.orange.be  or follow us on Twitter : @pressOrangeBe.

    *Press Contacts*

    *Orange Polska*
    Wojciech Jabczyński - wojciech.jabczynski@orange.com

    *Orange Belgium*
    Annelore Marynissen – annelore.marynissen@orange.com  -  +32 (0) 479 01 60 58
    Jean-Pascal Bouillon – jean-pascal.bouillon@orange.com  –  +32 (0) 473 94 87 31
    press@orange.be

    *Contact investors*
    Siddy Jobe – ir@orange.be - +32(0)2 745 80 92

    *Vlocity*
    Bhava Communications for Vlocity
    Rachel Austin
    vlocity@bhavacom.com
    979-324-7905  Reported by GlobeNewswire 13 hours ago.

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    SAN FRANCISCO, March 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EIS Group, a core and digital platform provider for insurers, today announced the appointment of insurance C-suite veteran Sharon Ludlow, CPA, CA, to the board of directors. Ludlow brings more than 25 years of experience in both the life & health and property & casualty insurance industries to the role. She served as president of Aviva Insurance Canada, and president and chief executive officer of Swiss Re Canada.Ludlow is a member of the board of directors of health and dental benefits insurer Green Shield Canada and biotech company Ortho Regenerative Technologies, and is an advisory board member at on-demand auto insurance start-up Autonomy Insurance. She previously served on the boards of the Insurance Bureau of Canada and the Canadian Life & Health Insurance Association.  Earlier in her career, Ludlow, along with co-founders launched Kanetix, Canada’s first on-line insurance marketplace for consumers.  Ludlow currently serves as the head of insurance investments strategy for OMERS, one of Canada’s largest defined benefit pension plans and is responsible for setting and executing the strategic plan with respect to OMERS insurance investments.

    “We are delighted that Sharon has joined our board,” said EIS Group’s chief executive officer, Alec Miloslavsky. “Sharon brings deep insight, experience and knowledge to EIS Group through her years of executive leadership in insurance. Her strategic guidance and commitment to industry innovation will be a tremendous help as EIS Group grows its multi-line insurance platform and expands its footprint in global markets.”

    “As new insurance business models emerge upon which insurers can create value in the new digital era, insurers need to look closely and critically at what enabling technologies and partnerships will support their growth,” says Ludlow. “EIS Group was recently recognized as a Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for P&C Core Platforms and is well-positioned both strategically and technically to help insurers innovate and thrive and I am honored with the opportunity to contribute to EIS Group’s success.”

    **About EIS Group**

    EIS Group moves insurance carriers closer to their customers. Leading insurers use the EIS® digital insurance platform to build and deliver fast, simple, engaging experiences across the entire insurance lifecycle — quoting, policy administration, billing, claims and service. The cloud-enabled platform of core, experience and insight solutions empowers insurers to innovate faster, reduce costs, and create competitive advantages. Headquartered in San Francisco, EIS Group powers digital insurance for property/casualty and benefits insurers of all sizes, worldwide.

    Media Contact:

    Kevin Haydon, EIS Group, 1.845.7972976, khaydon@eisgroup.com

    A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/a8449ef4-298c-4b5d-ba91-77deb2cf391c Reported by GlobeNewswire 10 hours ago.

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    JOHNS CREEK, GA, March 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sirrus Corp. (“Sirrus” or the “Company”) (OTC PINK: SRUP), an emerging cybersecurity solutions provider, is pleased to announce that the Company will deploy its first high-performance computer (HPC) system with an international client that specializes in fire simulations.  This milestone delivery is part of Sirrus Corp’s newly established Secure HPC business division that specializes in cluster computer design, build, and deployment services.  Sirrus Secure HPC systems offer extremely high-power and greatly improved price/performance over traditional computing systems. “The design, build, and delivery of this newly designed Secure HPC supercomputer system is an important step forward for the Company in this exciting and fast growing part of the computing industry,” stated Sparrow Marcioni, Sirrus Corp. CEO.  “With an emphasis on extraordinary performance and hardened cybersecurity measures built into each Sirrus Secure HPC, we are confident this can lead to many more orders with customers looking to apply large amounts of cost-effective computing power to any application.”

    With a cost in excess of $50,000 per device, the entry level Sirrus Secure HPC is built to deliver an extraordinary amount of processing power fueled by 64 separate computing cores running proprietary software based on the Linux operating system with enhanced network security.  By combining several proprietary and non-proprietary design and build techniques into the Sirrus Secure HPC, just one unit has the capability to replace an entire rack of legacy servers and close hundreds of potential security gaps.  As a result, the total cost to operate and maintain a Sirrus Secure HPC has been shown to be greatly reduced compared to traditional systems of this capacity. 

    Marcioni concluded, “Our in-house expertise with every aspect of cybersecurity and also cutting-edge system architecture has positioned Sirrus to potentially become a market leader for security focused custom built high-performance computer systems.  We look forward to working with potential new clients in several rapidly expanding market segments we have identified.”

    This sale commenced during the previous fiscal quarter and the Company expects to deliver the Secure HPC system to the customer within the next week.  

    *About Sirrus Corp.*

    Sirrus Corp. (OTC PINK: SRUP) provides security technology products and services to assist companies with protecting their assets and information.  The Company is primarily focused on providing cybersecurity services to healthcare companies in the United States, which are required to be in compliance with government regulations such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”).

    Additional information regarding Sirrus Corp. and Sirrus Security can be found at www.sirrussecurity.com.

    *Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements*

    This press release by Sirrus Corp. (“Sirrus”) may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These statements can be identified by words such as expects,” “plan,” “believes,” “will,” “achieve,” “anticipate,” “would,” “should,” “subject to,” or words of similar meaning, and by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts.  Although Sirrus management believes that such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot guarantee that such expectations are, or will be, correct.  These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, which could cause the Company's future results to differ materially from those anticipated.  Potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, general economic conditions and conditions affecting the industries in which the Company operates; the uncertainty of regulatory requirements and approvals; and the ability to obtain necessary financing on acceptable terms or at all.  Known risks and uncertainties include those identified from time to time in the reports filed by Sirrus Corp. with the SEC.  Sirrus assumes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements contained in this press release.

    CONTACT: Sirrus Corp. - Investor Relations:
    Toll-Free: (888) 263-7622
    E-mail: investors@sirrussecurity.com
    Website: www.sirrussecurity.com Reported by GlobeNewswire 9 hours ago.

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