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    Atlantis Sanya launches 18 Day Countdown before its Grand Opening Celebration Event on April 28, 2018.
    Unveiling the new Ocean-Themed Integrated Entertainment Destination Resort joins the festivities at Hainan Province Special Economic Zone 30th Anniversary

    SANYA, CHINA, Apr 10, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - Atlantis Sanya, the first Atlantis resort in China, will fully open to the public on April 28, 2018. The grand opening of this ocean-themed integrated entertainment destination will coincide with the festivities of Hainan Province Special Economic Zone 30th Anniversary.

    Located on the Haitang Bay National Coast in Hainan province, Atlantis Sanya joins the flagship resort Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai, as well as The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences in Dubai and Atlantis, Ko Olina in Hawaii, both under construction. The Atlantis brand is known for unique, ocean-themed destinations, and offering a wide variety of entertainment experiences. Atlantis Sanya offers guests a wide variety of facilities and larger-than-life experiences, from revolutionary waterplay in Aquaventure, and exotic marine exhibits in The Lost Chambers Aquarium. The resort's 1,314 guestrooms and 154 suites offer stunning views of the sea and underwater life.

    Hainan Island is one of China's top holiday destinations. The arrival of Atlantis Sanya will redefine and further elevate Hainan's tourism industry as the top choice for local and international travellers. The resort is set to become the modern icon of Sanya tourism, cementing Sanya's position as the pinnacle of entertainment in the country by offering visitors a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will create everlasting memories.

    "We are immensely excited to announce the imminent opening of Atlantis Sanya and look forward to welcome all visitors from across the globe", said Atlantis Sanya Managing Director Heiko Schreiner. "In the leadup to the grand unveiling, Atlantis Sanya launched an 18-day countdown activity at Fosun Foundation Shanghai as we start various online and offline activities for everyone to take part in. The resort's unveiling coincides with the festivities of Hainan Province Special Economic Zone 30th Anniversary and will mark a new era for the entertainment industry on this exotic island."

    Over 80 reputable and international firms designed Atlantis Sanya. The world-class interior design was made through a collaboration between Jeffrey Beers International (JBI) and Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA), evoked images of the sea and immersing guests in an otherworldly experience of marine life. Atlantis Sanya's innovative design blends modern aesthetics and sea-inspired imagery with elements from Sanya's rich culture, giving the resort the enchanting look and feel of an aquatic paradise. The resort features artwork by local Chinese artists and the furnishings are accented with Hainan province's native hardwoods that exuberate both a local and luxury impression.

    Where the myth of Atlantis truly comes alive is The Lost Chambers Aquarium, a twisting maze of underground passageways and tunnels that provide a fascinating insight into the ancient Atlantis civilisation, which has been hidden under the sea for thousands of years. The resort also boasts one of the largest open-air aquariums in the world, The Ambassador Lagoon, a unique marine habitat of over 13.5 million litres, mesmerizing visitors as they stare right into the heart of Atlantis. Guests can also get up close and personal with over 86,000 marine animals including sharks, rays and other distinctive marine life through diving experiences in the lagoon.

    The gravity-defying waterslides at Aquaventure Waterpark promise fun for the entire family. This expansive 200,000 square meter waterpark is truly a one of a kind, the first in China to open everyday of the year. Hours of fun and excitement await as guests can experience adrenaline-pumping waterslides that catapult riders through shark filled lagoons, or take a tumultuous ride on the Rapids River. Younger children will love Splashers, a child-friendly water playground packed with under-the-sea themed thrills, featuring elaborate water games, slides and more.

    With the arrival of 21 restaurants, lounges, and cafes in the unique integrated entertainment resort destination, Atlantis Sanya offers a vast selection of exquisite dining opportunities to its guests. From quick bites, casual dining, expansive buffets, specialty restaurants and celebrity chef dining, the resort is poised to take the spot of Hainan's number one dining destination. With highlights such as Gordon Ramsay's Bread Street Kitchen & Bar and Ossiano Underwater Restaurant & Bar, the new dining offerings at Atlantis Sanya will revolutionize the food and beverage landscape in this coveted island getaway.

    Set to fully open on April 28, 2018, Atlantis Sanya is a globally recognized travel destination and the premier resort in Sanya, Hainan Island. For bookings, please call +86-898-88986666 or visit www.atlantissanya.com.

    About Atlantis Sanya

    Owned by Fosun International and managed by Kerzner International, Atlantis Sanya is China's premiere underwater world inspired entertainment resort destination located in Haitang Bay, Sanya, Hainan province. This RMB 11 billion ocean-themed development occupies a space of 540,000 square metres and has 1,314 guestrooms & suites. It features a variety of marine and entertainment attractions, including the 200,000-square metre Aquaventure Waterpark, 86,000 sea creatures in lagoons, and displays at The Lost Chambers Aquarium that use more than 13.5 million litres of sea water. It also has a 1,800-seater theatre at Dolphin Cay, state-of-the-art marine protection and conservation facilities, and a Sea Lion Point. The resort also offers a wide range of dining options with 21 restaurants, lounges, bars, and cafes.

    Since 2016, Atlantis has won a number of awards including The Best Landmark Resort Brand awarded by City Traveler, Most Anticipated Resort in China awarded by World Traveler, Most Anticipated Hotel 2016-2017, High-End Hotel Selection & China Must Stay Hotels TOP50 awarded by Voyage, Best Anticipated Newly Opening Award of Best D.E.S.I.G.N. Hotels awarded by The Bund and Most Anticipated New Hotel Opening by 21st Century Business Herald. The resort is also selected as an outstanding and preferred travel project by China Tourism Bureau. Just recently, the resort was awarded Most Popular MICE Destiantion through online voting by Huixiaoer.com. Atlantis Sanya also received four prestigious Golden Horse Awards including Asia's Best Entertainment Destination Resort, Asia's Best MICE Destination Resort, Asia's Best Restaurant - Ossiano Underwater Restaurant and Bar, and China's Best Employer.

    About Fosun International

    Fosun International Limited is a family-focused multinational company that has been listed on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (00656:HK) since 2007. Founded in 1992, Fosun's total assets exceed CNY 500 billion (c.US$ 75 billion). With its roots in China, Fosun's mission is to create customer-to-maker (C2M) ecosystems in health, happiness and wealth, providing high-quality products and services for families around the world.

    About Fosun Tourism and Culture Group

    Fosun Tourism and Culture Group, referred to as "FOLIDAY", is one of the three strategic businesses in the group's "Health, Happiness, and Wealth" ecosystem. Focusing on global families' leisure and vacation needs, Fosun Tourism and Culture Group is engaged in the whole entire industry chain of tourism and leisure with integration of global resources. It is dedicated to creating a "Everyday is Foliday" leisure lifestyle. Fosun Tourism and Culture Group's portfolio includes all-inclusive resort chain Club Med, Atlantis Sanya, tourist destination management service provider Albion, entertainment company Fanxiu, Kid's learning and playing clubs Miniversity, tailor-made travel service provider Foryou Travel and membership platform Foryou Club.

    About Fosun Foundation Shanghai

    Located in the Bund Finance Center, Fosun Foundation Shanghai is a non-profit organization founded by the Fosun Group and the Fosun Foundation in November 2016. Its core mission is threefold: to promote contemporary art, connect China with international cultural systems, and foster public engagement with, understanding of, and participation in global contemporary art. The architecture is designed by British design firm Foster + Partners and creative director Heatherwick Studio. The building features three layers of moving veils in appearance.

    Media Inquiries
    Helen Song, Atlantis Sanya
    Mobile: +86 185 0895 9867
    helen.song@atlantissanya.com

    Winnie Yang, GolinMagic
    Telephone: +86 21 24110092
    wyang@golinmagic.com

     
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    Paris, France and Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, Apr 11, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - NANOBIOTIX (Euronext: NANO - ISIN: FR0011341205), a late clinical-stage nanomedicine company pioneering new approaches to the treatment of cancer, today announced that it will cooperate with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston TX, to work on NBTXR3, Nanobiotix's lead product. NBTXR3 is a first-in-class product designed to destroy, when activated by radiotherapy, tumors and metastasis through physical cell death and to induce immunogenic cell death leading to specific activation of the immune system.

    This project with MD Anderson, one of the world's leading oncological research centers, will provide an unparalleled ability to develop pre-clinical data using NBTXR3 activated by radiotherapy plus anti-PD1 Nivolumab (murine version of Opdivo(TM)).

    Dr. Elsa Borghi, CMO, said: "The main objective of this collaboration is to analyze the micro environment of the tumors treated with NBTXR3 activated by radiotherapy, in order to increase and optimize the immune response."

    Dr. James Welsh, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, will be the Principal Investigator and lead the research program. The project between MD Anderson and Nanobiotix will take place over the course of two years and will evaluate the use of NBTXR3 activated by radiotherapy plus anti-PD1 Nivolumab (murine version of Opdivo(TM)), provided by Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) in lung cancer models (in vitro and in vivo). Lung cancer is one of the most common cancer worldwide, accounting for 1.69 million deaths annually (WHO 2015).

    The joint program will focus on 3 aims, leading to the maximization of NBTXR3 potential benefits in triggering an immune response:

    - Evaluate the abscopal response through the combination of NBTXR3 plus an anti-PD1 antibody and radiation therapy in specific and resistent murine lung cancer models, in order to measure NBTXR3's potential to control metastatic disease.
    - Evaluate if NBTXR3 can further improve T cell activation for standard radiotherapy fractions compared to SBRT, notably by determining the STING activation in vitro in cancer cells with and without NBTXR3.
    - Continue the characterization of the different mechanisms and types of cell death induced by NBTXR3 activated by radiation.

    The joint program will also further explore the potential future use of NBTXR3 in immuno-oncology with checkpoint inhibitors, as well as its potential to control metastatic disease.

    As announced in December 26, 2017, the Company has received from the Food and Drug Administration the approval of its Investigational New Drug (IND) application and should launch its first clinical trial combining NBTXR3 with immune checkpoint inhibitors in the U.S. in Q2 2018. This will be a multi-arm trial targeting a sub-population of advanced lung cancer patients and head and neck cancer patients.

    NBTXR3 positioning in IO

    Many IO combination strategies focus on 'priming' the tumor, which is now becoming a prerequisite of turning a "cold" tumor into a "hot" tumor.

    Compared to other modalities that could be used for priming the tumor, NBTXR3 could have a number of advantages: the physical and universal mode of action that could be used widely across oncology, a one-time local injection and good fit within existing medical practice already used as a basis for cancer treatment, as well as a very good chronic safety profile and well-established manufacturing process.

    Published preclinical and clinical data indicate that NBTXR3 could play a key role in oncology and could become a backbone in immuno-oncology.

    Nanobiotix's immuno-oncology combination program opens the door to new developments, potential new indications, and important value creation opportunities.

    About NBTXR3

    NBTXR3 is a first-in-class product designed to destroy, when activated by radiotherapy, tumors and metastasis through physical cell death and to immunogenic cell death leading to specific activation of the immune system.

    NBTXR3 has a high degree of biocompatibility, requires one single administration before the whole radiotherapy treatment and has the ability to fit into current worldwide standards of radiation care.

    NBTXR3 is being evaluated in head and neck cancer (locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity or oropharynx), and the trial targets frail and elderly patients who have advanced cancer with very limited therapeutic options. The Phase I/II trial has already delivered very promising results regarding the local control of the tumors and a potential metastatic control through in situ vaccination.

    Nanobiotix is running an Immuno-Oncology program with NBTXR3 that includes several studies. In the U.S., the Company received the FDA's approval to launch a clinical study of NBTXR3 activated by radiotherapy in combination with anti-PD1 antibodies in lung, and head and neck cancer patients (head and neck squamous cell carcinoma and non-small cell lung cancer). This trial aims to expand the potential of NBTXR3, including using it to treat recurrent or metastatic disease.

    The first market authorization process (CE Marking) is ongoing in Europe in the soft tissue sarcoma indication.

    The other ongoing studies are treating patients with liver cancers (hepatocellular carcinoma and liver metastasis), locally advanced or unresectable rectal cancer in combination with chemotherapy, head and neck cancer in combination with concurrent chemotherapy, and prostate adenocarcinoma.

    About NANOBIOTIX: www.nanobiotix.com

    Incorporated in 2003, Nanobiotix is a leading, late clinical-stage nanomedicine company pioneering new approches to significantly change patient outcomes by bringing nanophysics to the heart of the cell.

    The Nanobiotix philosophy is one rooted in designing pioneer physical based approaches to bring highly effective and generalized solutions to address high unmet medical needs and challenges.

    The Company's first-in-class, proprietary lead technology, NanoXray, aims to expand radiotherapy benefits for millions of cancer patients. Furthermore, the Company's Immuno-Oncology program has the potential to bring a new dimension to cancer immunotherapies.

    Nanobiotix is listed on the regulated market of Euronext in Paris (Euronext: NANO / ISIN: FR0011341205; Bloomberg: NANO: FP). The Company's Headquarters are based in Paris, France, with a U.S. affiliate in Cambridge, MA, and european affiliates in Spain and Germany.

    Contact

    Nanobiotix
    Sarah Gaubert
    Director, Communications & Public Affairs
    +33 (0)1 40 26 07 55
    sarah.gaubert@nanobiotix.com / contact@nanobiotix.com

    Noel Kurdi
    Director, Investor Relations
    +1 (646) 241-4400
    noel.kurdi@nanobiotix.com / investors@nanobiotix.com

    Media relations
    France - Springbok Consultants
    Marina Rosoff
    +33 (0)6 71 58 00 34
    marina@springbok.fr

    United States - RooneyPartners
    Marion Janic
    +1 (212) 223-4017
    mjanic@rooneyco.com

    Disclaimer

    This press release contains certain forward-looking statements concerning Nanobiotix and its business. Such forward-looking statements are based on assumptions that Nanobiotix considers to be reasonable. However, there can be no assurance that the estimates contained in such forward-looking statements will be verified, which estimates are subject to numerous risks including the risks set forth in the reference document of Nanobiotix filed with the French Financial Markets Authority (Autorite des Marches Financiers) under number D.17-0470 on April 28, 2017 as well as in its 2017 annual financial report filed with the French Financial Markets Authority on March 29, 2018 (a copy of which is available on www.nanobiotix.com) and to the development of economic conditions, financial markets and the markets in which Nanobiotix operates. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are also subject to risks not yet known to Nanobiotix or not currently considered material by Nanobiotix. The occurrence of all or part of such risks could cause actual results, financial conditions, performance or achievements of Nanobiotix to be materially different from such forward-looking statements.

    This press release and the information that it contains do not constitute an offer to sell or subscribe for, or a solicitation of an offer to purchase or subscribe for, Nanobiotix shares in any country. At the moment NBTXR3 does not bear a CE mark and is not permitted to be placed on the market or put into service until NBTXR3 has obtained a CE mark.

     
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    TOKYO, Apr 11, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501) and Hitachi India Pvt. Ltd.Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501) and Hitachi India Pvt. Ltd. announced that as of April 9, they formed Hitachi MGRM Net Limited to expand its Social Innovation Business in India using digital technologies. Hitachi India acquired part of the shares in MGRM Net Limited, which is involved in the IT service business in India. Consequent to this acquisition, the name of the company would be changed to Hitachi MGRM Net. In the future, by combining the expertise of MGRM Net's platforms and applications related to e-Governance along with the digital solutions utilizing technological strengths of Hitachi's IoT platform "Lumada"

    The new company is about partnering with the Government in digitally transforming the Indian society by providing citizen lifecycle e-Governance. The spectrum of e-Governance covers, amongst many, the fields of education, healthcare, agriculture, labour and insurance. Hitachi MGRM Net will enable to create a smart social environment in the future.

    MGRM Net has a track record of developing service platforms and applications (e.g., "Governance Platform" and "M-Star Education Expert Systems") for projects led by the Indian government and targeting the digitalization of administration services, as in the case of "e-Governance" and "e-Education". MGRM Net has already provided services regarding educational guidance with data analytics for students and parents, as well as systems for the digital management and archiving of academic records and other personal data, to approximately 5 million users across India.

    Meanwhile, Hitachi has positioned India as one of its strategic regions globally, and has expanded its business in India by focusing on government service solutions such as Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and public security using IoT technologies, and on the railway system business, that contributes in strengthening social infrastructures.

    Hitachi India and MGRM Net have been collaborating since 2015 for the digitalization of e-Governance services in India. They have been offering solutions to the state governments for Real Time Governance that has been designed for promoting transparency and accountability across the government policies and beneficiaries. With the formation of Hitachi MGRM Net, they will develop and provide new solutions and services that contribute to "Digital India" by combining the experience and expertise of the two companies', along with their respective IT and IoT technologies.

    Comment from Toshiaki Higashihara, President & CEO of Hitachi, Ltd.

    "Along with the acceleration of digitalization all over the world, Hitachi is focusing on Social Innovation Business in order to solve social issues and customers' challenges by utilizing IoT platform 'Lumada'. I have great expectation for Hitachi MGRM Net to take important roles to develop innovative solutions with 'Lumada', and to expand them to the whole world starting from India".

    Comment from Bharat Kaushal, Managing Director of Hitachi India

    "We are extremely pleased to announce the formation of Hitachi MGRM Net, as a result of a strong collaborative relationship with MGRM Net, we would be working on the e-Governance including administration services for the Indian government. We will undertake collaborative creation with partners to develop and provide solutions to the issues. India is facing in order to promote the 'Digital India' and 'e-Governance' programs being led by the Indian government, thereby contributing to the further growth of the Indian society".

    Comment from Dr. Komandury Venkata Ramana Murthy, Chairman of MGRM Net

    "I am very happy to have collaborated with Hitachi, a world-class conglomerate company. By combining our respective experience, expertise, and cutting-edge technologies, we will create innovations that will contribute to the digitalization of the Indian society".

    About Hitachi, Ltd.

    Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society's challenges with our talented team and proven experience in global markets. The company's consolidated revenues for fiscal 2014 (ended March 31, 2015) totaled 9,761 billion yen ($81.3 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes power & infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, construction machinery, high functional materials & components, automotive systems, healthcare and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at www.hitachi.com.

    Contact:
    Hitachi Ltd Corporate Communications Tel: +81-3-3258-1111

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    The software enables efficient learning through easy observation and analysis of a detailed 3D model of the heart

    TOKYO, Apr 11, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu today announced the Japan launch of Fujitsu Healthcare Solution Heart Explorer, a software for medical and nursing schools, including university medical hospitals. This software is based on the results of a heart simulator(1) that reproduces heart behavior in exquisite detail so that the heart can be modeled in 3D for observation and analysis. The software goes on sale in Japan from today.

    Heart Explorer utilizes data output from a heart simulator created through R&D using the K computer(2) and other computing resources, enabling students to observe and analyze the movements of the myocardium, the flow of blood, excitation propagation(3), and electrocardiograms, which were all previously very difficult to represent. This software enables learning through experience, including structural analysis functionality that visualizes physical values, such as the pressure exerted by heart muscles, in graphs, as well as the ability for students to freely adjust their viewpoints for the 3D model and the configuration of cross sections. More than just a view to healthy hearts, this teaching material also offers contents that cover an array of cases that enable the study of heart disease, such as myocardial infarction.

    In addition, the software has been designed to improve understanding through 360-degree, three-dimensional observation of such factors as the three-dimensional structure of the heart, the internal structure, and the heartbeat, which have been difficult to visualize, using virtual reality (VR) technology(4) in the form of the zSpace 200 (sold separately)(5), which is a 3D stereoscopic display.

    With this software, Fujitsu is contributing to the improvement of medical technology and understanding by enabling more efficient study of the heart and of heart disease(6).

    Heart disease is currently one of the leading causes of death in advanced nations around the world (the second-leading cause in Japan, and the leading cause in the US), and research and development on a variety of treatment methods and devices is ongoing. In addition to treatment methods, effort is also being put into educating medical and nursing students about the heart.

    The heart has one of the more complex structures in the body, and it is difficult to learn about topics like the complex movement of heart muscles or the flow of blood from text. Previously, students learned about the structure and basic functionality of the heart through methods such as hands-on dissection, models created using 3D printers and other means, computer graphics made by designers, and textbooks, but there was a need for teaching materials that could be used to study a beating heart.

    In order to resolve this issue, Fujitsu developed Heart Explorer, incorporating the results of joint research with the University of Tokyo on a heart simulator. Using data output from the heart simulator created using the K computer and other computing resources, the software reproduces the pulsation of the heart in exquisite detail. (7) Heart Explorer enables students to learn efficiently with a complex heart reproduction and a number of visualization and analysis tools.
    Features of Heart Explorer

    1. Highly effective learning with a detailed 3D model

    Learners can freely set the point of view and cross sections of the model, enabling them to study the three-dimensional structure, the internal structure, the beating of the heart, and the flow of blood with a 3D model, which is difficult to study with a physical model. Using the visualization and analysis capabilities, students can also use graphs to visualize the force exerted by the heart muscles, the movement of blood flow, and the excitation propagation.

    2. Study multiple related topics simultaneously

    It is said that in education using textbooks or physical models, it is difficult to understand the relationship between the waveforms of the heart's electrocardiogram and the process of excitation propagation. In Heart Explorer, users can place electrodes on the surface of the body recreated from the simulator and then alter the voltage to display the waveforms on the electrocardiogram while simultaneously visualizing the excitation propagating through the torso, which enables students to understand the relationship between the two.

    3. Incredibly realistic recreations of the heart using VR technology

    The heart is considered an organ with a three-dimensional structure and blood flow that are difficult to grasp, but with VR technology using the zSpace 200, it is possible to gain a three-dimensional awareness of the complex configuration of the heart. Moreover, by connecting this system to a 4K projector, it can be used in a lecture(8) in a large classroom at a university.

    Sales Target

    140 licenses by the end of fiscal 2020 (Fujitsu's fiscal year ends March 31).

    (1) Heart simulator A simulator capable of simulating the heart's behavior with high accuracy, created through joint research between Fujitsu Limited and the University of Tokyo.
    (2) K computer A supercomputer with computational speeds in excess of 10 petaflops, developed jointly by Fujitsu and the Riken Center for Computational Science as the core system of the program to build revolutionary high performance computing infrastructure (HPCI) promoted by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). The system began joint operation in September 2012.
    (3) Excitation propagation A phenomenon in which electrical stimulus from pacemaker cells (cells that regulate the frequency of heartbeats) propagate across the entire heart.
    (4) Virtual reality technology Technology that can display three-dimensional data in three dimensions, thereby creating an environment in which digital objects seem to exist, and can be experienced as though they were real.
    (5) zSpace 200 (sold separately) A VR display sold by zSpace, Inc.
    (6) Fujitsu is contributing to the improvement of medical technology and understanding by enabling more efficient study of the heart and of heart disease. Because this product is intended for educational applications, it cannot be used for medical or diagnostic purposes.
    (7) The software reproduces the pulsation of the heart in exquisite detail. This research was conducted under the supervision of Seiryo Sugiura, former professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo.
    (8) Used in a lecture Fujitsu VR Heart Simulator Viewer to Be Utilized in University of Tokyo Lecture (press release, September 12, 2017)

    About Fujitsu Ltd

    Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 155,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

    * Please see this press release, with images, at:
    http://www.fujitsu.com/global/about/resources/news/press-releases/

    Contact:
    Fujitsu Limited Public and Investor Relations Tel: +81-3-3215-5259 URL: www.fujitsu.com/global/news/contacts/

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    - Sets up Asia headquarters in Hong Kong to help connect global mobile game developers with consumers in key Asia markets, including China, Hong Kong, India and Southeast Asia
    - Appoints Shanghai-based Richard Wang, a Partner at US$7 billion venture capital firm Draper Dragon, as its Strategic Advisor

    HONG KONG, Apr 11, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - ALAX, a global mobile game distribution platform which enables game developers to access over a hundred million users, is solidifying its commitment to Asia, having opened Asian headquarters in Cyberport, Hong Kong, a business park and home to Hong Kong's technological and digital community. Cyberport currently houses over 1,000 start-ups and serves at the ideal location for ALAX.

    In addition, ALAX has appointed Shanghai-based Richard Wang, a partner at venture capital firm Draper Dragon, as its strategic advisor.

    Matej Michalko, Co-Founder of ALAX said, "ALAX is doubling down on its commitment to connect the world's top mobile game developers with consumers around the world. And key to achieving this is by expanding our presence and network in some of the world's largest mobile gaming markets which are in Asia."

    Asia accounts for over 60% of mobile game spending, especially in the Chinese, Japanese, and South Korean markets. Newzoo's Global Games Market Report found that the APAC territories will generate US$51.2 billion this year, or 47% of total global game revenues. China alone taking one-quarter of all global game revenues to a tune of US$27.5 billion this year, well ahead of the U.S., which is estimated to reach US$25.1 billion. Most of this growth will come from mobile gaming.

    "Hong Kong was selected as Asian HQ due to its lucrative economic and geographical position. It is a key Asia business hub offering accessibility to consumers, human talent, investors and partners. Moreover, its connectivity to major business cities including Shenzhen, Dongguan, and Guangzhou, in addition to the ease of doing business here made our decision a no-brainer," added Matej.

    Unlocking Opportunities in Greater China With the Appointment of Richard Wang

    Richard Wang joins ALAX as a Strategic Advisor, bringing with him over two decades of experience in business development, technical marketing and sales management in high technology. A true believer in blockchain technology, he advises up-and-coming startups using his experience as an investor.

    Richard Wang, Strategic Adviser shares, "Before ALAX, I thought it was almost impossible to penetrate such an unconquerable market. Our aim is to provide something new in terms of technology and offer innovative solutions. Building on blockchain is faster, cheaper as it eliminates the intermediaries, is more secure and, thus, allows us to reach 'unbanked' consumers. As such, I believe ALAX is making all the right moves, and am very excited to be a part of this.

    Richard has accumulated a wealth of knowledge during his illustrious career, which includes being a partner at Draper Dragon since 2011 - a joint venture between Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) and Dragon Venture. Draper Dragon has helped pioneer venture capital in China, which manages more than US$ 7 billion in capital and has a presence in more than 30 cities.

    Richard was the strategic advisor for ODEM (On-Demand Education Marketplace), which is built on the Ethereum blockchain and strives to connect students, educators and service providers to develop and engage in personal and group, in-person educational program.

    Building on his investment expertise in artificial intelligence, fintech and smart hardware, Richard helped co-found the OLEA network which specializes in intelligent sensors and analytic software that promises to revolutionize mobile and cloud-based service solutions. Other projects that are included in his portfolio are Yeepay, Senodia, Luxul, GridNT, NasoSic, Innodealing, Epticore, 247tech and Ideebank.

    Growing Momentum Leading Into ALAX's Token-Based Fundraise

    In March 2018, ALAX partnered with Gionee, one of China's and India's largest smartphone manufacturers. Gionee shipped over 40 million smartphones worldwide in 2016, with a presence in over 50 global markets. As part of the partnership, ALAX's platform comes preinstalled on Gionee's new smartphones, with older models moving to the ALAX platform in line with regular updates. It allows app developers to access tens of millions of 'unbanked' users - particularly in Southeast Asia, China and India, through ALAX's blockchain-powered distribution platform, which already counts a network of over a 100 million end-users. ALAX's token based fundraise will be held from April 17th 2018 To April 23rd 2018; interested parties may participate in the raise by clicking here. https://alax.io/

    About ALAX

    ALAX is a Mobile Game Distribution Platform, based on blockchain technology, which is set to transform the gaming industry around the world. It is a joint venture from blockchain technology business DECENT and app and game distribution platform Dragonfly, and aims to provide a platform for content creators and gamers alike, including 'unbanked' consumers worldwide. The ALAX partnerships means DECENT's proprietary blockchain technology will be immediately rolled out to Dragonfly's over 100 million active users.

     
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    HONG KONG, Apr 11, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - FDG Electric Vehicles Limited ("FDG", stock code: 0729.HK) is pleased to announce that FDG has signed an order agreement with Zhong Xuan Lian Automobile Rental Limited ("ZXL") on 10th April 2018. According to the agreement, ZXL is going to purchase 6,000 units of e-GLORY electric commercial vehicles in the coming 3 years. The order will be delivered before 2020 while FDG will deliver 1,200 units to ZXL in 2018.

    The e-GLORY model vehicle that ZXL ordered has serviced multiple international events such as the G20 Hangzhou Summit and the Boao Forum for Asia etc. It was served as the designated guest shuttles in the events and was a demonstration to the world that China is capable in the aspect of electric vehicle manufacturing technology. ZXL is a state-owned enterprise that has been actively working with the Government on green energy policies. It is a subsidiary of the state-owned enterprise China Commerce Invest-Industry Holding., LTD. ZXL focuses on the rental service of innovative clean energy vehicles. Their key products include passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles and logistics vehicles etc.

    This is a return order placed by ZXL to FDG. The spokesman of ZXL said that the purchase of the e-GLORY electric vehicles will be used in high-end conferences such as guests' pick-up shuttles, VIP shuttles at tourist attractions, as well as in high-end hotels' VIP shuttles. ZXL has always been committed in promoting the concept of green travel and the development of the New Vehicle Consumption Culture. It is in line with the mission of FDG to "Create a world-class electric vehicle brand". Both companies aim to "provide consumers with green and environmentally-friendly travel". Both ZXL and FDG has established a mutual trust through the three years of cooperation. Most importantly, the reason why ZXL chose FDG again was due to the high popularity of FDG's products, especially the e-GLORY and the e-BOSS models have been proved popular among the consumers. The adoption of a fully-loaded vehicle body has improved the safety standards of the vehicle. This is coupled with its spacious and unique high-end luxury interiors which could meet the diverse needs of different customers.

    ZXL, as a well-known and large-scaled leasing company in the PRC, complies with a very strict quality and safety standards on all of its electric vehicles and related products. FDG could provide the clients with tailor-made solutions which fits perfectly with the business requirements from ZXL. Benefiting from this solid foundation of the cooperation, the agreement is based on a cooperation plan for the next three years and the first batch of 1,200 units of e-GLORY models will be fully delivered within this year. We believe that the successful collaboration with ZXL will bring a lot more opportunities and growth potential for FDG.

    About FDG Electric Vehicles Limited
    FDG Electric Vehicles Limited ("FDG", stock code: 0729.HK) is a vertically-integrated pure electric vehicle manufacturer. FDG aims to become a globally recognised producer of more economical, greener and more energy-efficient pure electric vehicles. The Group's core businesses include ground-up research, design and development, and manufacturing and sales of pure electric vehicles; manufacturing and sales of lithium-ion batteries and cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries. FDG Kinetic Limited ("FKL", stock code: 0378.HK) is an indirect non-wholly-owned subsidiary.

    For further information about FDG Electric Vehicles, please visit FDG's website at http://www.fdgev.com.


     
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    HONG KONG, Apr 11, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - FDG Electric Vehicles Limited ("FDG", stock code: 0729.HK) is pleased to announce that FDG has signed a purchasing agreement with Shanghai Yidong Vehicles Service Limited ("Shanghai Yidong"). Shanghai Yidong will acquire 4,500 units of premium commercial vehicles from FDG. Of these vehicles ordered, 1,000 units would be delivered to Shanghai Yidong by the end of 2018. FDG has gradually been recognized in the industry amongst top clients after years of well-planned preparation. This is a celebratory moment, a harvesting season for FDG as FDG is now reaping the fruits from our pioneering "Replacement Strategy".

    Shanghai Yidong becomes one of the best mobile travel service operators in Eastern China with abundant resources made available by owners of the Shanghai International Automobile City. Since 2017, Shanghai Yidong has been collaborating intensively with FDG in the O2O travel segment. FDG impressed Shanghai Yidong with our advantages in technology, product and customer experience for our premium electric commercial vehicles. This three-year purchase agreement was endorsed by the upcoming requirements of Shanghai Yidong. Likewise, this is also grounded on the recognition for FDG's products and services from our previous cooperation. The e-GLORY electric vehicles Shanghai Yidong ordered will serve in the O2O travel segment for premium commercial use. FDG will offer tailor-made solutions for clients no matter what their needs are.

    FDG's spokesperson described the recent continuous orders from clients as a "Tremendous Success" due to a solid, well-planned strategy. FDG was compared with the famous quote that "Rome was not built in a day." The recent successful consecutive orders and the appreciation clients offered were owed to FDG's careful adoption of the "Replacement Strategy". As market conditions constantly evolves, new energy vehicles only take up less than 5% of the total number of vehicles on the road. The fact that FDG has chosen to go down the "Replacement Strategy" and be different from our competitors' mere penetrative ways to gain market share shows that FDG continues to learn modestly from traditional OEMs but is also adaptable to change. FDG continues to optimise our products, improve our services and grow the market, such that ultimately, we could "Replace" the traditional internal-combustion-engine vehicles in various niche segments, thereby increasing FDG's overall NEV market share.

    FDG's product strategy in "Simultaneously promoting passenger and commercial vehicles with commercial vehicles as a Priority"is a practical method in the current market environment. FDG continues to place emphasis on the premium electric commercial vehicles market while utlises our pioneering "Replacement Strategy" in niche segments. With increasingly demanding consumers for better quality travel arrangements, inevitably, consumers will ask for better products. For FDG, large consecutive orders such as this one is the best reward to our persisted efforts.

    About FDG Electric Vehicles Limited

    FDG Electric Vehicles Limited ("FDG", stock code: 0729.HK) is a vertically-integrated pure electric vehicle manufacturer. FDG aims to become a globally recognised producer of more economical, greener and more energy-efficient pure electric vehicles. The Group's core businesses include ground-up research, design and development, and manufacturing and sales of pure electric vehicles; manufacturing and sales of lithium-ion batteries and cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries. FDG Kinetic Limited ("FKL", stock code: 0378.HK) is an indirect non-wholly-owned subsidiary.

    For further information about FDG Electric Vehicles, please visit FDG's website at http://www.fdgev.com.

    About Shanghai Yidong Vehicles Serivce Limited

    Established in December 2014, Shanghai Yidong Vehicles Service Limited ("Shanghai Yidong") is committed to exploring and implementing business models of bus-sharing and shuttle bus-sharing, and has been exploring various business opportunities in the new energy vehicle industry. Shanghai Yidong aims to boost the construction of the International Electric Vehicle Demonstration Zone. With Shanghai International Automobile City Group Limited as its controlling shareholder, Shanghai Yidong has provided travel services to over 600,000 people by the end of 2017. Shanghai Yidong plans to expand its service network to the entire country and to become a leading business travel service provider in the next three years.


     
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    Partners to Cooperate in Coal-to-gas Conversion Heating Areas;
    Grasps Opportunities Arising from Strong Demand for Clean New Energy

    HONG KONG, Apr 11, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - Northern New Energy Holdings Limited ("Northern New Energy" / the "Group", stock code: 8246) has signed a cooperation framework agreement , via its subsidiary Hua Xia Northern Technology Development (Tianjin) Limited, with Tianjin Jinre Heat-Supply Group Co. Ltd ( "Tianjin Jinre" ) and Tractebel Engineering S.A. ( "TRACTEBEL" ) on cooperation in such areas as coal-to-gas conversion heating projects, improving the service of heating facilities and networks, energy efficiency management and construction of gas storage facilities. The cooperation is expected to enable the Group to upgrade its professional technologies for grasping opportunities arising from the strong demand for clean new energy in Tianjin, as well as develop into an enterprise capable of offering diverse integrated new energy services.

    The agreement outlines for the signing parties such commitments as: (i) to cooperate, research and formulate comprehensive and feasible proposals for coal-to-gas conversion heating projects and improve the service of heating facilities and networks; (ii) to research and formulate feasible proposals for efficient heating network efficiency management solutions, especially on saving natural gas; and (iii) to develop LNG storage solutions, conduct research on construction of gas storage facilities and expand the capacity of existing storage tanks, including storage tanks of capacity more than 4,000 m3. The Group, Tianjin Jinre and TRACTEBEL have agreed to jointly submit a feasible proposal regarding the scope of cooperation to relevant government agencies on or before 30 September 2018.

    At the end of last year, the PRC government announced the "2017-2021 Winter Clean Heating Plan in Northern China", which promises enormous business opportunities to the new energy sector and benefits to the all-round development of the Group. In the long run, the Group will strive to develop its diverse integrated new energy services, expand its new energy business to cover nearby areas in the north and continue to explore opportunities of multi-lateral cooperation, so as to generate greater shareholder value.

    Northern New Energy Holdings Limited
    Northern New Energy Holdings Limited formerly known as Noble House (China) Holdings Limited, is a company listed on the GEM Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange since 2011 (stock code: 8246). In 2015, the Group began to develop new energy operations and R&D of related technologies, plus construction engineering business. The Group also operates restaurants, provides management services, and sells processed food and seafood. Also in 2015, the Group further diversified its business to cover also property investment.

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    Officiating guests turn the ship's steering wheel to mark the opening of the events. From left to right: Ms Tina Lo, Chief Operating Officer of Gaastra Group; Mr David Lo, President of Gaastra Group; Mr Bart van Helvoirt, Chief Executive Officer of Unlimited Footwear Group; Mr Erwin Jaspers, Managing Director of Star Collections B.V.
    Models demonstrating Gasstra's Spring Summer 2018 Collection.
    Endeavors to Develop E-commerce;
    Captures Strong Demand for Nautical Lifestyle Fashion among Global Consumers through
    Comprehensive Omni-channels;
    Actively Promotes the Sailing Culture and the Concept of Ecology and Environmental Conservation

    HONG KONG, Apr 11, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - Gaastra UN Limited ("Gaastra" or the "Group"), a Dutch professional nautical lifestyle brand, has today held a press conference "Gaastra Media Day" and an investor cocktail reception "Gaastra Grand Launch Party - Timeless Horizon" at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. The twin events were to celebrate the unification of the Gaastra brand and present the future development strategies for the Group's PRO gear and lifestyle fashion business. The events were attended by many guests from the sailing sector, and investor and business communities, including Mr Karl Kwok, a top yachtsman and businessman in Hong Kong.

    Mr David Lo, President of Gaastra has acquired global brand ownership rights of Gaastra in 1994 and has gradually brought this European brand to Asia. Befitting its heritage of over 120 years and guided by the philosophy of "Think Global. Act Local", the Group has notched remarkable achievements in the development of international markets, including opening a flagship store in Japan, a market known for rigorous requirements for quality. Furthermore, Gaastra has been appointed as an official supplier for several consecutive Olympic Games. It has also sponsored China's National Team, the National Maritime Museum in the Netherlands and many world-class yacht racing teams.

    Gaastra brand has proactively responded to the rapid expansion of e-commerce in the fashion industry by launching an e-commerce initiative during the early years of this trend. Recently, the sales amount of the online apparel business alone has grown an average of 15% every year, exceeding HK$200 million annually. To boost its e-commerce business, the Group would launch a new e-commerce platform www.gaastrastore.com in April of this year. Equipped with the enhanced online back-office technology to improve the stability of viewing and security of information, the platform is able to provide a convenient and fast online shopping experience to customers. The e-commerce platform combined with big data are expected to generate a greater revenue contribution to the Group's business in the future.

    Apart from the online business, the Group is actively planning its offline sales presence. It intends to commence the wholesale and distribution business in 2019 and expand the O2O retail business to Europe in 2020, with the aim of capturing a strong demand for nautical and lifestyle fashion among global consumers through omni-channels.

    With respect to business development, Gaastra has set sail and is moving full speed ahead. In the meantime, the Group has spared no efforts to fulfil its social responsibility and maintain business ethics. Over many years, the Group has continuously pursued innovation in responsible raw materials and technology. Its new product collection with the theme of sustainability is planned to be launched in the Spring Summer 2019 Collection. The new nautical lifestyle fashion collection is made of revolutionary new raw materials, for example, non-toxic dyeing technology for fabric and energy-saving and emissions-reducing cold film materials invested in by the Group. The Group has also invested in an incredibly degradable plastic masterbatch, which has been patented and granted numerous international certifications, as it has taken the initiative to address the issues of marine plastic waste and global warming at their source. The whole project has commanded a total investment of approximately HK$300 million of which approximately HK$50 million has been used as startup capital. Moreover, the Group has decided to phase out genuine leather, down and fur in producing apparel and accessories by the end of 2020 and to replace with sustainable materials instead. It will also use degradable logistics packaging materials for its official online fashion shop, so as to align with Gaastra brand's philosophy of respecting the ocean.

    Mr Lo said, "We always strive our utmost to strike a balance between optimising benefits and high business ethics as we hope to promote the sustainable development of the Group as well as the industry, so that the renowned European brand of Gaastra can prevail around the globe for centuries to come."

    In recent years, sailing is regarded as a healthy and environmental-friendly water leisure activity and has become one of the popular sports in the mainland and coastal cities of China. After China won its first gold medal at the Optimist World Sailing Championship in 2009, more Chinese racers and sailing teams have won medals in competitions including the Olympic Games. Greater numbers of the general public have started engaging in this water sport. For instance, the National OP/Optimist Competition had attracted 31 racing teams in 2017 and more than 10,000 primary students can attend yacht lessons free of charge every year. All these trends can be seen in the rapid growth in the number of sailing competitions in China and the proliferation of sailboat, yacht, sailing and watersports clubs throughout the country, currently totaling about 200. To tap the fast-growing China market, Gaastra has embarked on participation in the sailing sport area in 2011 by sponsoring China's National Team in international championship competitions, launching its core product category - nautical lifestyle fashion - in China and opening retail outlets in Qingdao, known as China's sailing city.

    Also noteworthy is that the Group will sign a sponsorship agreement with the Chinese Yachting Association. Pursuant to the agreement, Gaastra is to be the sportswear sponsor of both the Chinese Yachting Association and China's National Sailing Team, thereby further expanding its presence in China's sailing world.

    Mr Lo added, "Sailing still has substantial room for further in China, when compared with the well-developed markets such as Europe and the US. The conditions of rising consumer spending and greater health awareness of the public are combining to generate strong favourable currents for sailing and thereby creating unlimited opportunities for Gaastra. Looking ahead, we hope to actively forge more strategic partnerships and promote the culture of sailing in Europe and Asia so as to capture the huge potential of the markets."

    About Gaastra UN Limited
    Gaastra UN Limited provides professional sailing clothing and nautical lifestyle fashion and accessories under the Dutch professional nautical lifestyle brand Gasstra, which was founded in 1897. In addition to the strategic base of its fashion business in Hong Kong, the Group has offices in the Netherlands and Germany. The Gaastra brand has been appointed as official supplier for several consecutive Olympic Games. It has also sponsored China's National Sailing Team, The National Maritime Museum in the Netherlands and many world-class sailing racing teams. The Group has a wide range of products, which combine nautical style, distinctive creativity, superb technology and high quality. It has also contributed to the sustainable development of the environment through investment in patented technology with the aim of addressing pollution problems at their source.

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    CLEVELAND, Ohio, Apr 11, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - The Lubrizol Corporation's Engineered Polymers business announces that it has extended the shelf life of its Pearlstick(TM) thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) portfolio for solvent-based adhesives. Furthermore, the portfolio has been extended, increasing the number of products that meet Oeko-tex(R) compliance grade requirements.

    The Pearlstick TPU series for solvent-based adhesives have applications in the textile, automotive, footwear and furniture industries and is available on a global basis. The shelf life of these materials has been extended up to 36 months (when stored under controlled conditions).

    Recent developments by the adhesives technical experts at Lubrizol Engineered Polymers have increased the number of Pearlstick TPU resins for solvent-based adhesives which are Oeko-tex-compliant. This also applies to most of the solvent-free Pearlbond(TM) TPU resins for hot melt adhesives (HMA). These products address the growing demand for materials that have successfully passed testing for compliance with regulatory requirements such as Oeko-tex, in the textile industry.

    "As the market leader in TPU and in TPU for adhesives applications, we are continuously improving our polymers and product range. In adhesives, our focus goes beyond finding more environmentally-friendly materials or enhancing properties such as thermoplasticity or green strength," states Jane Cai, regional business director, Lubrizol Engineered Polymers, Asia Pacific. "It also includes increased shelf life for better supply chain management across the value chain. Adhesive applications in the textile industry are growing in line with process automation, as is the need for multifunctional materials. Our innovation efforts are focused on enabling both."

    For more information on Lubrizol's innovative TPU solutions, including its Pearlstick TPU portfolio, please visit Booth No. 6.2J47 at Chinaplas 2018 in Shanghai, PR China, April 24-27, contact engineeredpolymers@lubrizol.com, or visit www.lubrizol.com/engineered-polymers.

    About Lubrizol Engineered Polymers

    Lubrizol Engineered Polymers offers one of the broadest portfolios of engineered polymers available today including resins that are bio-based*, recyclable**, light stable, flame retardant, adhesive, chemically resistant, optically clear and fast cycling. Our technology crosses many industries and applications, including surface protection, power and fluid systems, sports and recreation, wearable devices, electronics and automotive. For more information, visit www.lubrizol.com/engineered-polymers or contact engineeredpolymers@lubrizol.com.

    About The Lubrizol Corporation

    The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance and value of customers' products while reducing their environmental impact. It is a leader at combining market insights with chemistry and application capabilities to deliver valuable solutions to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. Lubrizol improves lives by acting as an essential partner in our customers' success, delivering efficiency, reliability or wellness to their end users. Technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, as well as additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care, personal care and skin care products and specialty materials encompassing polymer and coatings technologies, along with polymer-based pharmaceutical and medical device solutions.

    With headquarters in Wickliffe, Ohio, Lubrizol owns and operates manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol has approximately 8,700 employees worldwide. Revenues for 2017 were $6.3 billion. For more information, visit Lubrizol.com.

    *Bio-based content as certified in accordance with ASTM D-6866.
    **Recyclability is based on access to a readily available standard recycling program that supports such materials. Products may not be available in all areas.

    All marks are owned by The Lubrizol Corporation.

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    Affordable, User-Friendly Site Offers Streamlined Access to Critical Hazard Communication Documents

    Carlsbad, Calif., Apr 11, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - Verisk 3E, the leading global provider of intelligent compliance solutions, today unveiled a new tool providing streamlined access to its industry leading database of more than seven million Safety Data Sheets (SDSs). 3E SDS(TM) from Verisk 3E empowers businesses of all sizes with on-demand access to SDSs, enabling optimized hazard communication processes, improved workplace safety, and reduced risk. The affordable solution makes Verisk 3E's extensive repository of SDSs readily accessible to a wider array of subscribers, including small- and medium-sized businesses. Verisk 3E is a Verisk (Nasdaq:VRSK) business.

    Chemical manufacturers, distributors, and importers are required to provide SDSs to communicate the hazards of chemical products to employees and customers. 3E SDS is an innovative online tool that enables users to search, view, download, and print SDSs from Verisk 3E's extensive database of hazard communication documents.

    3E SDS is the next generation of Verisk 3E's MSDS.com solution, providing a more intuitive user interface and expanded search functionality. The flexible, affordable solution offers subscription options to fit customers' needs.

    For users requiring a more robust SDS solution, Verisk 3E's 3E Protect(TM) platform provides powerful, scalable SDS and chemical management plus live global environmental health and safety (EHS) support.

    "We are committed to delivering solutions that enable our clients to improve compliance while decreasing risk to their workforce, brand, and bottom line," said Edmund Webecke, president, Verisk 3E. "We are proud to offer 3E SDS as another tool to help customers effectively inform employees and downstream customers of hazards and protective measures regarding the chemicals used in their operations."

    3E SDS is available now.

    About Verisk 3E

    Verisk 3E, formerly 3E Company, delivers intelligent compliance solutions that empower companies to reduce risk, drive continuous improvement, and create new growth opportunities. For 30 years, Verisk 3E has provided clients with the expertise, content, live 24-7-365 environmental health and safety (EHS) support, and award winning solutions required to increase chemical and workplace safety, improve product safety and stewardship, strengthen supply chain stewardship, and optimize research and development decision support.

    We are deeply committed to serving our more than 5,000 customers worldwide, including seven of the world's top ten chemical manufacturers, nine of the world's top ten retailers, and nine of the world's top ten pharmaceutical companies. Global locations include our corporate headquarters in Carlsbad, California, along with offices in Bethesda, Maryland; Canton, Ohio; Copenhagen, Denmark; Montreal, Canada; and Tokyo, Japan. Verisk 3E is a Verisk (Nasdaq:VRSK) business. Visit us at www.Verisk3E.com.

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    TOKYO, Apr 12, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - At the 15th Beijing International Motor Show(1), which runs from April 25 to May 4 2018, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will celebrate the China debut of the MITSUBISHI e-EVOLUTION CONCEPT that embodies MMC's new brand strategy under the new "Drive your Ambition" global tagline.

    The company will also give the new Eclipse Cross, a global strategic compact SUV, its debut in China. These two models, joined by other models on the MMC stand, give an indication of the direction the company is taking today and in the future. MMC will use this model lineup to promote a new kind of driving experience derived from the company's principle strengths: SUV, EV and system integration technologies.

    MMC is joined at the Show by GAC Mitsubishi Motors Co., Ltd. (GMMC), its joint venture business in China with Guangzhou Automobile Group and Mitsubishi Corporation. MMC brand models on display will be the Outlander and ASX models produced locally in China. GMMC brand models on display include the new Eupheme plug-in hybrid SUV launched on the China market in March this year.

    1. Concept

    MITSUBISHI e-EVOLUTION CONCEPT incorporates the company's strengths in the SUV and EV categories and its ability to integrate new systems for a connected mobility customer experience.

    The concept model indicates the direction MMC is taking in its car creation and development. Embodying the company's new "Drive your Ambition" tagline, it gives shape to the road performance that defines MMC's DNA and to a new appeal stemming from breakthroughs achieved for the SUV through its marriage with electrification and system integration.

    2. Design

    To a "Robust & Ingenious" philosophy, the company has created a distinctive and appealing design that impresses on the viewer the robustness, authenticity and well-thought-out functional traits that distinguish MMC cars.

    MITSUBISHI e-EVOLUTION CONCEPT is an illustration of the company's approach to high performance using the all-wheel control systems that are part of the MMC heritage. Aiming to create a new kind of image for the SUV, the model gives expression to the terrain-hugging performance and high-speed agility that MMC has nurtured in its SUVs over the years in a distinctive and appealing design that impresses on the viewer the robustness, authenticity and well-thought-out functional traits that distinguish MMC cars.

    1) Exterior
    The front face sees an evolution in MMC's DYNAMIC SHIELD design with large air intakes for cooling the electric brake calipers located beneath the headlamps for improved aerodynamic performance, and the use of blue lines delineating the area in which the cameras and sensors are located to emphasize the car's advanced nature.

    The design gives expression to the model's dynamic performance using a profile with strong shoulders and a tumblehome-section lower body, and short overhangs and to the powerful a sharp, sculpted horizontal character line and a high ground clearance. The short overhangs express the car's nimbleness and agility while the muscular styling of the corners hints at the powerful torque the four wheels lay down on the tarmac.

    The deep slant of the front windshield and the truncated overhangs create the unique silhouette only possible in an engine-less EV.

    The hexagonal styling which distinguishes the rear draws inspiration from the spare tire cover on the Mitsubishi Pajero - the benchmark of all-terrain performance and an icon in MMC's SUV heritage.

    The jet tail fin-like design of the C-pillar together with the air intake and diffuser running from the C-pillar to the rear bumper further reduce drag.

    2) Interior
    The cockpit sports a totally new design with a "floating" dashboard, compact instrument cluster, high console that locates most of the switches and dials, and a full-width display. The "horizontal axis" dashboard provides excellent forward visibility while also making it easier for the driver to visually confirm the vehicle's spatial attitude.

    The full-width flat display, only possible in an engineless vehicle, allows the driver to instantly ascertain all the information required, including images showing the periphery of the vehicle and from a rear monitor, as well as navigation-related details.

    The full-length side glazing provides virtually unobstructed 360-degree visibility, contributing to safety.

    3. Technology

    1) EV system
    The powertrain uses compact high-output electric motors, one for the front and two for the rear wheels, fed by a high-capacity lithium-ion battery system to deliver the kind of smooth and powerfully responsive performance that lives up to the "e-EVOLUTION" name and that distinguishes EVs from ICE-powered vehicles on all types of road. The drive battery is located under the floor between the front and rear wheels, lowering the center of gravity and contributing to better handling and directional stability.

    2) 4WD system
    The Triple Motor 4WD system employs a single motor to drive the front and a new Dual Motor Active Yaw Control (AYC) unit to feed vectored torque to the rear wheels and is integrated with MMC's own Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) vehicle dynamics control system. Together with the use of electrically activated brake calipers, this results in a significant improvement in cornering, traction performance and brake performance as the 4WD system delivers greater control of the torque and braking forces at each of the wheels.

    The more precise and responsive 4WD system control possible in an EV makes itself felt even at low speeds where longitudinal and lateral G-forces are low. The result, whether in everyday use or when enjoying some sporty motoring, is a safer and more comfortable driving experience with a stronger sense of oneness between driver and car.

    3) AI system
    An on-board Artificial Intelligence (AI) system assists the driver in their operation of the vehicle. Using an array of sensors, the system monitors constantly changing road and traffic conditions, as well as instantly reading driver intent from the way they operate the vehicle. Seamlessly coordinating this data, and regardless of driver ability, the system delivers a safer and more comfortable motoring experience.

    The AI system also offers a coaching function. After building a picture of the driver's skill level and comparing it with benchmarks derived from its autonomous driving function, the AI system constructs a training program that offers advice using voice dialogue and the dashboard display. The result is that, as well as helping all drivers to have their vehicle handle as they want, the AI system offers coaching suggestions that help the driver enjoy the driving experience far more than they thought possible.

    II. Eclipse Cross

    1. Concept

    The Eclipse Cross is an all-new compact SUV coupe that has joined MMC's global lineup of crossover SUVs: the ASX compact SUV and the Outlander and Outlander PHEV mid-size SUVs. The Eclipse Cross is a fusion of original, sharp coupe looks and dynamic SUV mobility with signature Mitsubishi styling and performance. Other distinguishing features are its design that motivates the driver to get out and go, connectivity that inspires new fun adventures, and all-wheel control technology which delivers an enjoyable, reassuring feel that elevates the driving experience. This coupe-style SUV meets the wishes of those looking to broaden their horizons, to take on new adventures and challenges.

    2. Product Features

    1) Action-motivating design
    Eclipse Cross features coupe lines in a SUV body which embody the very essence of Mitsubishiness. The head-turning styling in no way detracts from its SUV-defining functionality: an excellent field of view thanks to the high hip point and a spacious interior.

    The Dynamic Shield front design concept, which gives expression to the vehicle's powerful performance and to the protection the front end offers both occupants and itself, is evolved further. Locating the slim, styled LED headlamps and LED daylight running lamps high in the front face, with the turn signals and fog lamps lower down, makes the signals more visible as well as giving the front a sharper, more vibrant image.

    The wedge shape profile created by the beltline and sculpted character line, the forward-rake rear window, the rear end with its angular tailgate and truncated overhang, the aggressive fender arches projecting the image of a powerful athlete. These design elements combine to produce a sharp, dynamically styled coupe SUV which shouts out loud its Mitsubishiness.

    The distinctive rear styling is created around the high-mounted, stretched rear lamps and the visual division of the forward-rake rear window into upper and lower halves.

    The black/silver monotone color scheme, horizontal dashboard and silver ornamentation create a refined interior that is both dynamic and sporty while the Head Up display adds a futuristic look to the cockpit.

    Maximizing living and luggage space utility without spoiling its stylish coupe-SUV shape, the rear seat uses a 60:40 split with 200mm slide and 9-step recline adjustment. As well as providing rear seat occupants with plenty of legroom, they also enjoy ample headroom despite the cutoff in the roofline.

    2) Connectivity encourages new adventures
    The Head Up Display unit minimizes eye movement and provides easy readability of vehicle speed, data from the active safety systems and other driving information.

    Navigation adopting the 8-inch thin display is compatible with the "Baidu Car Life" application, so it is possible to operate applications such as maps and music by voice simply by connecting with a smartphone(2).

    3) Enjoyable and stable driving with all-wheel control technology
    Eclipse Cross uses a 4WD system that feeds the optimum amount of torque to the rear wheels as required by the throttle opening, vehicle speed and surface conditions. MMC's Super All-wheel Control (S-AWC) integrated vehicle behavior control system, which now features brake-activated Active Yaw Control (AYC) management, helps deliver vehicle behavior that matches driver intent. The 4WD system offers three drive modes - AUTO, SNOW and GRAVEL - selectable using the center console selector.

    The addition of a 3-point strut tower brace at the front and the strategic use of structural bonding at the rear in particular has increased body stiffness. The stiffer body and detail optimization of the suspension deliver precise handling and superior straight-line stability.

    Eclipse Cross uses a new 1.5L direct-injection turbocharged gasoline engine that delivers the right balance of power and environmental performance through precise control of in-cylinder and inlet port injection to match the driving situation. Being turbocharged means this 1.5L unit can produce more low-to-mid speed torque(3) than a normally aspirated 2.4L engine. Engine response is improved through the use of a cylinder head with integrated exhaust manifold, MIVEC(4) technology on both intake and exhaust valves, and a small turbocharger with an electrically actuated wastegate.

    (1) Officially the 2018 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition (Auto China 2018). Press days are on April 25 and 26, trade days on April 27 and 28, and it is open to the general public from April 29 to May 4.
    (2) Some smartphones are not compatible with "Baidu Car Life" application.
    (3) As measured by MMC.
    (4) Mitsubishi Innovative Valve lift and timing Electronic Control.
    Eclipse Cross uses the INVECS-III CVT(5) with 8-speed Sport Mode transmission. In Sport Mode, the close but wide ratio gearing extracts engine performance potential to the full. 'Step-up' shifting control reduces the sensation common to CVTs of engine speed getting ahead of the gears, for a more direct and powerful acceleration feeling.
    (5) Intelligent & Innovative Vehicle Electronic Control System.
    Eclipse Cross features truncated overhangs with the wheels located at the corners. And with its ample approach/departure angles and ground clearance, it delivers SUV-signature all-terrain performance in a coupe-styled body.

    About Mitsubishi Motors

    Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is the sixth largest automaker in Japan and the sixteenth largest in the world. It is part of the Mitsubishi keiretsu, formerly the biggest industrial group in Japan, and was formed in 1970 from the automotive division of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. From October 2016, Mitsubishi is one-third owned by Nissan, and a part of the Renault - Nissan - Mitsubishi Alliance. For more information, please visit www.mitsubishi-motors.com/en/index.html.

    Contact:
    Mitsubishi Motors Public Relations Department http://www.mitsubishi-motors.com +81-3-6852-4275

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    Cuts operating costs with reduced power consumption and a space saving design

    TOKYO, Apr 12, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu today announced that it is launching Fujitsu Server PRIMERGY CX1430 M1, a new multi-node server model aimed at customers such as data center companies and cloud service providers. The new model is available from today in Japan, and will be steadily rolled out globally. By mounting CPUs that offer low power consumption and can function in a compact server design, this new model optimizes total cost of ownership (TCO) by reducing energy expenses and the amount of space required for equipment, lowering operating costs. The new model is also suited for applications such as running a web server or providing edge computing for IoT systems. This product will be on exhibit at Fujitsu Forum 2018, to be held May 17-18 at Tokyo International Forum in Tokyo.

    Features of This Product

    Low energy consumption and space saving design The new model features Intel CPUs from the Intel(R) Xeon(R) D Processors, which offer low power consumption in a compact size, enabling the server to deliver a reduction in power consumption of 20% compared to previous products(1) and space savings through higher densities, capable of mounting up to 8 nodes in a 2U-sized chassis. With these improvements, this server optimizes TCO by limiting energy costs and rack installation expenses when installed in a data center, reducing operating costs by up to about 20 million yen compared with previous configurations(2).

    Supports optimal infrastructure operation with unified management throughout the data center Combined with ServerView Infrastructure Manager operations management software, the company supports optimization of infrastructure operations through unified management of operations for the data center as a whole, including monitoring not only servers, but all types of equipment, such as storage and network devices, as well as scheduling firmware updates for that equipment.

    Advance Deployment Example

    In advance of the launch of this new model, Fujitsu conducted an internal implementation, deploying the new model for a part of the platform underlying Fujitsu Cloud Service K5, its public cloud. Through this deployment, Fujitsu was able to optimize its TCO, particularly data center operating costs, confirming that the new model was able to reduce costs by about 60%.

    Sales Target
    10,000 units by fiscal 2020.

    (1) Compared to previous products Compared to actual measured values from the existing PRIMERGY RX1330 M3 1U rack server.
    (2) Reduces operating costs by up to about 20 million yen compared with previous configurations According to an estimate by Fujitsu, assuming 1,000 server nodes used for three years, comparing the PRIMERGY CX1430 M1 with the PRIMERGY RX1330 M3 1U rack server. The estimate compares billing costs by rack equipment space for 19-inch racks and energy costs calculated based on actual measured values of server energy consumption. This is not intended as a guarantee of cost reduction effects in a customer environment.

    About Fujitsu Ltd

    Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 155,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

    * Please see this press release, with images, at:
    http://www.fujitsu.com/global/about/resources/news/press-releases/

    Contact:
    Fujitsu Limited Public and Investor Relations Tel: +81-3-3215-5259 URL: www.fujitsu.com/global/news/contacts/

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    Supporting increasingly sophisticated and stable production based on a proprietary plant growth model

    TOKYO, Apr 12, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - Kyushu University and Fujitsu Limited today announced that they will conduct joint research in the field of agriculture, for two years beginning April 2018, with the goal of increasing the stability and sophistication of agricultural production using artificial intelligence.

    In this joint research, Fujitsu and Kyushu University will take plant growth status data, including plant height and the leaf surface area measured using Kyushu University's phytometric(1) technology, and a proprietary plant growth model that integrates the spatiotemporal change data(2) of plant theory, and integrate with a Fujitsu-developed AI engine able to predict information including growth rate and harvest periods, in real time.

    The two organizations will also conduct R&D on systems that can bring about efficient plant cultivation, in line with demand, by regulating plant growth in the field based on these predictions.

    Fujitsu will leverage the findings of this joint research in the Fujitsu Group's agriculture businesses, and together with an evaluation of effectiveness, it also aims to deliver new technologies as solutions to the agriculture industry. Kyushu University will offer education in smart agriculture, promoting dissemination of these results, together with human resource development.

    Background

    The stable supply of plant products and the improvement of revenue remain important issues in the field of agriculture. Various factors, however, including good or bad weather and plant growing conditions at typical agricultural production sites, can make it difficult to flexibly supply such products that meet demand. Until now, know-how related to plant cultivation has often relied on the expertise of individual farmers, creating wide variability in the timing of the harvest and in yields and quality between individual farm fields. It has become essential to improve on-the-ground agricultural production in order to achieve consistency in terms of timing, yields, quality, and pricing. Kyushu University and Fujitsu have been conducting joint research in the field of mathematics aimed at resolving issues in society since 2014. Now in new research, based in part using the results of earlier efforts, they are pursuing more stable and advanced agricultural production.

    Summary of the Joint Research

    Throughout the course of this joint research, Fujitsu and Kyushu University will incorporate Fujitsu's image processing technology, which features high recognition accuracy, into Kyushu University's alternative plant phytometric and assessment technology. In so doing, they will develop new technology that collects image data on crops using cameras and automatically measures different aspects showing the growth status of plants, including height, number of leaves, inter-nodal length, and stem diameter. Using Fujitsu's AI engine, which will combine this data with Kyushu University's plant growth model, this research additionally aims to make the optimal environmental conditions to ensure crop quality and the target harvest date, creating a system that regulates the environment according to crop growth status.

    1. Research period

    April 2018-March 2020

    2. Location

    A smart greenhouse located on Kyushu University's Ito Campus, Fukuoka Japan

    3. Roles and Responsibilities

    Kyushu University
    - Environment for plant growth as well as R&D, provision of phytometric data measurement technology
    - Conduct research aimed at applying the plant growth model to an actual environment
    - Conduct research and development aimed at applying technology that provides timely control of the local environment(3) to an actual environment
    - Develop and implement a smart agriculture education program

    Fujitsu
    - Integrate the plant growth model into an AI engine
    - Plant feature quantity extraction and growth estimates using image processing technology as part of phytometric measurements
    - Predict plant growth speeds and harvest period using the AI engine and optimize environmental control
    - Create a system supporting plant cultivation that integrate the technological elements listed above

    Future Developments

    Using the results of this joint research, Fujitsu aims to deploy this technology in farm fields operated by Fujitsu Group companies in the agriculture business, and to make it commercially available as a solution aimed at the agriculture industry. In order to promote the use of ICT in the field of agriculture, Kyushu University will work to bring about smart agriculture, not only within Japan but also in the Asia region and other countries and will actively contribute to the nurturing of human resources.

    (1) Phytometric Image diagnostic technology applied to leaf surface area or plant height. It also includes proprietary technology for the measurement of photosynthesis, evaporation, water absorption by roots, and conveyance of photosynthetic products (sugars) to fruits.
    (2) Spatiotemporal change data Information on changes due to time and position or location. This case refers to information related to growth, such as photosynthesis and translocation within the plants.
    (3) Technology that provides timely control of the local environment Technology to control the environment at a precise level, such as controlling the temperature of only a specific part of the plant for an appropriate length of time.

    About Kyushu University

    Kyushu University is a comprehensive and one of the top research universities in Japan. The university is located in Fukuoka, which is historically renowned as Japan's gateway to Asia for profound cultural and economic interactions due to its geographical proximity to continental Asia.

    Kyushu University is comprised of 12 undergraduate schools, 18 graduate schools, 17 faculties, 5 research institutes, University hospital and library, as well as over 50 affiliated research centers. It is recognized as an international university, it has an enrollment of about 20,000 students including more than 2,000 international students from over 100 countries. For more information, please visit its website http://www.kyushu-u.ac.jp/en/

    About Fujitsu Ltd

    Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 155,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

    * Please see this press release, with images, at:
    http://www.fujitsu.com/global/about/resources/news/press-releases/

    Contact:
    Kyushu University E-mail: koho@jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp Website: http://www.kyushu-u.ac.jp Fujitsu Limited Public and Investor Relations Tel: +81-3-3215-5259 URL: www.fujitsu.com/global/news/contacts/

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    - Solar panels and battery storage provide more sustainable, secure energy for business and community
    - New showroom takes 'DENDO Drive Station' concept to a new level
    - Mitsubishi Motors plans network of 200 solar-powered dealerships by 2020

    TOKYO, Apr 12, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - Car showrooms in Japan are now providing more than just vehicles to the local community. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) is creating a network of dealerships which can offer cleaner electric vehicle charging, help stabilize the local electricity supply grid and even provide electricity after a natural disaster or power outage.

    MMC already has 28 showrooms throughout Japan which have solar panels and the ability to use an electric vehicle's battery power as an emergency power source, via a Vehicle-to-Building (V2B) charger. However the new Omiya "Hyper Energy Station", opened this week in Saitama City, has also been fitted with its own lithium-ion battery packs to provide substantial power back up to the local electricity grid.

    Saitama City has partially subsidized the cost of the facilities and the dealership has been designated a Next-generation Automobile & Smart Energy Special Zone by the Japanese government. The Omiya showroom, run by the Kanto Mitsubishi Motors Sales Group, is the fourth private facility and the first automobile dealer to adopt the system.

    Featuring lithium-ion batteries with a capacity of 12kWh, the building can supply power for recharging electric vehicles (EV) in the event of a natural disaster or power outage, when normal power supplies are cut off. EVs have played a key role in transporting people and good in previous emergencies in Japan, when conventional fuel supplies have been severely disrupted.

    MMC has already opened 28 "DENDO Drive Station" showrooms across Japan, all featuring solar panels and V2B charging stations. It plans to increase this number to 200 by 2020.

    In addition to charging vehicles, V2B allows the EV's battery to provide power to the building in times of high demand or an emergency. The building will then switch to charging the car at times of low grid demand, or when renewable energy production is at a peak. This has major benefits for the grid and provides cheaper, sustainable power for the EV owner.

    MMC is also contributing to the local community through the disaster prevention awareness activities at dealerships. In addition to normal showroom features, the DENDO Drive Station features a presentation and demonstration area where people can come and learn about and experience EVs and PHEVs.

    Takashi Hiromatsu, Assistant Division General Manager of Product Strategy Division from MMC said: "As our cars have evolved to become EVs and PHEVs, it was a natural progression for showrooms to become charging stations. Now, we can use batteries to store zero emission electricity from roof top solar panels and use it to manage energy demand at the dealership. As for the future, we would like it to become a vital part of the power grid, providing sustainability, stability and security to the transport and energy infrastructure even in times of emergency".

    About Mitsubishi Motors

    Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is the sixth largest automaker in Japan and the sixteenth largest in the world. It is part of the Mitsubishi keiretsu, formerly the biggest industrial group in Japan, and was formed in 1970 from the automotive division of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. From October 2016, Mitsubishi is one-third owned by Nissan, and a part of the Renault - Nissan - Mitsubishi Alliance. For more information, please visit www.mitsubishi-motors.com/en/index.html.

    Contact:
    Mitsubishi Motors Public Relations Department http://www.mitsubishi-motors.com +81-3-6852-4275

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    CLEVELAND, Ohio, Apr 12, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - The Lubrizol Corporation's Engineered Polymers business announces that it will highlight its thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) product portfolio for adhesives at booth no. 724 at the Adhesives & Sealants Convention Annual Spring Convention & EXPO in Miami, Florida, on April 24. The conference and expo is the largest U.S. gathering for the adhesive and sealant industry and brings together market leaders and adhesive technology formulators.

    Lubrizol Engineered Polymers will feature highly versatile, easy-to-process polymers commercialized under the Pearlstick(TM) TPU brand for solvent-based adhesives, and under Pearlbond(TM) TPU for hot melts adhesives (HMA), adhesive films and HMPUR (hot melt polyurethane reactive or reactive hot melt) adhesives. Our extensive portfolio includes resins that can be bio-based*, have a higher service life expectancy and can be applied at low-temperature cycles.

    "Lubrizol has optimized the application of new solvent-free specialties for key HMA applications and is expanding into novel technologies that bring added value into emerging markets like wearables, specialty textiles and apparel, even footwear," states Dave McCaughey, North American business director for Lubrizol Engineered Polymers. "New products in the Pearlbond portfolio have outstanding bonding performance that meet added technical requirements like low-temperature flexibility, Oeko-Tex(R) compliance and high breathability, while creating durable, high-performing solutions for hot melt adhesive manufacturers."

    Recent Pearlbond products bring soft touch without the addition of plasticizers and unique benefits for HMAs by improving processability and reducing cycle time. A new video details how high-performing Pearlbond TPU brings things together with design versatility and unique features.

    Visit us at booth no. 724 at ASC Annual Spring Convention & Expo on April 24, 2018, where we will showcase the winning performance, high quality and durability of our Pearlbond and Pearlstick TPU solutions.

    About Lubrizol Engineered Polymers

    Lubrizol Engineered Polymers offers one of the broadest portfolios of engineered polymers available today including resins that are bio-based*, recyclable**, light stable, flame retardant, adhesive, chemically resistant, optically clear and fast cycling. Our technology crosses many industries and applications, including surface protection, power and fluid systems, sports and recreation, wearable devices, electronics and automotive. For more information, visit www.lubrizol.com/engineered-polymers or contact engineeredpolymers@lubrizol.com.

    About The Lubrizol Corporation

    The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance and value of customers' products while reducing their environmental impact. It is a leader at combining market insights with chemistry and application capabilities to deliver valuable solutions to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. Lubrizol improves lives by acting as an essential partner in our customers' success, delivering efficiency, reliability or wellness to their end users. Technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, as well as additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care, personal care and skin care products and specialty materials encompassing polymer and coatings technologies, along with polymer-based pharmaceutical and medical device solutions.

    With headquarters in Wickliffe, Ohio, Lubrizol owns and operates manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol has approximately 8,700 employees worldwide. Revenues for 2017 were $6.3 billion. For more information, visit Lubrizol.com.

    *Bio-based content as certified in accordance with ASTM D-6866.
    **Recyclability is based on access to a readily available standard recycling program that supports such materials. Products may not be available in all areas.

    All marks are owned by The Lubrizol Corporation.

    Media Contacts
    Michael Priola
    +1 216 447-5697
    The Lubrizol Corporation

    Lidia Valcarcel
    +34 93 579-9565
    Lubrizol Advanced Materials Inc.

    Web Sites
    www.lubrizol.com/engineered-polymers
    www.lubrizol.com

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    The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
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    Paris, Amsterdam, Apr 13, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - Westfield Corporation ("Westfield") has announced that the Australian Securities & Investments Commission ("ASIC") has registered the Westfield Securityholder Booklet, to be submitted to Westfield securityholders in connection with the proposed acquisition by Unibail-Rodamco SE ("Unibail-Rodamco") of Westfield (the "Transaction") announced on December 12, 2017. The Securityholder Booklet is attached to Westfield's announcement and can be viewed on Westfield's website at https://www.westfieldcorp.com/.

    The Securityholder Booklet includes a report by an Independent Expert, which concludes that the Transaction is in the best interests of Westfield securityholders, in the absence of a superior proposal.

    Meetings of Westfield securityholders are to be held on May 24, 2018 (Sydney), to vote on the schemes of arrangement to approve the Transaction.

    This represents another major step forward in the Transaction, following the filing and approval of Unibail-Rodamco's documentation by the French Financial Markets Authority (Autorite des Marches Financiers) (AMF) and Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (Autoriteit Financiele Markten) (AFM).

    As announced previously, the Transaction has been unanimously recommended by Westfield's Board of Directors as well as by Unibail-Rodamco's Management Board and Supervisory Board, and remains subject to the approval of Unibail-Rodamco shareholders and of Westfield securityholders, and to other customary conditions described in the Implementation Agreement dated December 12, 2017.

    Copies of the 2017 Registration Document, the Prospectus and the Document E may be obtained free of charge from Unibail-Rodamco at 7 place du Chancelier Adenauer, 75016 Paris, France and can also be downloaded from Unibail-Rodamco's website (http://www.unibail-rodamco.com) and from the AMF's website (http://www.amf-france.org). Copies of the Prospectus may also be obtained free of charge from WFD Unibail-Rodamco N.V. at Schiphol Boulevard 371 Tower H, 1118 BJ Schiphol (Haarlemmermeer), The Netherlands and can be downloaded from WFD Unibail-Rodamco N.V.'s website (http://www.wfd-unibail-rodamco-nv.com) and from the AFM's website (http://www.afm.nl).


    Timetable of the Westfield Transaction

    The Transaction remains subject to the conditions described in the Implementation Agreement.

    Achieved milestones
    December 12, 2017 Announcement of the Transaction
    January 8, 2018 Unanimous positive opinions of the EEC and the Unibail-Rodamco's UES works councils
    March 27, 2018 Unibail-Rodamco interim dividend ex-dividend date
    March 28, 2018 FIRB Regulatory Approval
    March 28, 2018 Approval of the Prospectus by the AMF and the AFM; Approval of the Document E by the AMF
    March 29, 2018 Unibail-Rodamco interim dividend payment date
    April 3, 2018 Publication of the AGM documentation
    April 12, 2018 First Australian Scheme Court hearing; Publication of the Securityholder Booklet and of an Independent Expert report

    Future milestones
    May 17, 2018 Unibail-Rodamco AGM
    May 24, 2018 Westfield Scheme Meetings*
    May 28, 2018 Unibail-Rodamco final dividend ex-dividend date
    May 29, 2018 Second Australian Scheme Court hearing*
    May 30, 2018 Unibail-Rodamco final dividend payment date
    May 30, 2018 Effective Date*
    June 7, 2018 Implementation Date*
    *Subject to Australian regulatory process

    For further information, please contact:
    Investor Relations
    Maarten Otte
    D: + 33 1 76 77 58 02
    maarten.otte@unibail-rodamco.com

    Media Relations
    Nathalie Feld
    D: +33 1 53 43 57 94
    nathalie.feld.contractor@unibail-rodamco.com

    About Unibail-Rodamco

    Created in 1968, Unibail-Rodamco SE is Europe's largest listed commercial property company, with a presence in 11 Continental European countries, and a portfolio of assets valued at EUR 43.1 billion as of December 31, 2017. As an integrated operator, investor and developer, the Group aims to cover the whole of the real estate value creation chain. With the support of its ca. 2,000 professionals, Unibail-Rodamco applies those skills to highly specialised market segments such as large shopping centres in major European cities and large offices and convention & exhibition centres in the Paris region.

    The Group distinguishes itself through its focus on the highest architectural, city planning and environmental standards. Its long term approach and sustainable vision focuses on the development or redevelopment of outstanding places to shop, work and relax. Its commitment to environmental, economic and social sustainability has been recognised by inclusion in the FTSE4Good and STOXX Global ESG Leaders indexes.

    The Group is a member of the CAC 40, AEX 25 and EuroSTOXX 50 indices. It benefits from an A rating from Standard & Poor's and Fitch Ratings.

    For more information, please visit our website: www.unibail-rodamco.com

    Unibail-Rodamco:ASIC registers Westfield Securityholder Booklet
    http://hugin.info/136618/R/2183948/843644.pdf

     
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    On the Development of a Potential New Treatment for Tuberculosis

    TOKYO, Apr 13, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that it has entered into a joint research agreement with the Broad Institute, Mycobacteria Research Laboratories at Colorado State University, and the University of Chicago to develop a potential new treatment for tuberculosis (TB).

    In this joint research program, compounds identified from Broad's Diversity-Oriented Synthesis chemical library will be modified to design molecules that demonstrate improved activity as TB treatments. Anti-TB activity will be researched through a new mechanism of action involving the inhibition of tryptophan synthase, an essential enzyme present in Mycobacterium sp.

    TB is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide, with 10.4 million new cases of TB infections resulting in 1.7 million deaths in 2016 alone. Existing anti-TB medicines were introduced several decades ago, but require long courses of treatments (six to nine months), resulting in poor compliance with treatment. In addition, resistance to existing TB treatments has emerged in various parts of the world. Therefore, there is an urgent need for novel anti-TB agents with shortened treatments period and new mechanisms of action.

    The Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund), an international non-profit organization headquartered in Japan, is funding this new joint research program. TB Alliance is serving as an advisor to the program.

    Under its human health care (hhc) philosophy, Eisai is proactively forming partnerships with governments, international organizations, and other non-profit private sector organizations, aiming to expedite the development of new treatment methods for TB, malaria and neglected tropical diseases, and thereby contribute to these patients and their families.

    About the Broad Institute

    Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard was launched in 2004 to empower this generation of creative scientists to transform medicine. The Broad Institute seeks to describe all the molecular components of life and their connections; discover the molecular basis of major human diseases; develop effective new approaches to diagnostics and therapeutics; and disseminate discoveries, tools, methods, and data openly to the entire scientific community.

    Founded by MIT, Harvard, Harvard-affiliated hospitals, and the visionary Los Angeles philanthropists Eli and Edythe L. Broad, the Broad Institute includes faculty, professional staff, and students from throughout the MIT and Harvard biomedical research communities and beyond, with collaborations spanning over a hundred private and public institutions in more than 40 countries worldwide. For further information about the Broad Institute, go to http://www.broadinstitute.org.

    About Colorado State University (CSU)

    Founded in 1870 as the Colorado Agricultural College, CSU is now among the nation's leading research universities. Located in Fort Collins, CSU currently enrolls more than 33,000 students, and has more than 1,800 faculty members working in eight colleges.

    CSU is recognized as a premier research institution and routinely ranks as one of the top American universities without a medical school in research expenditures. In Fiscal Year 2017, CSU research expenditures totaled $338 million; this was the 10th consecutive year research expenditures at the university have topped $300 million. More information is available at www.colostate.edu(.

    About The University of Chicago

    The University of Chicago is a leading academic and research institution that has driven new ways of thinking since its founding in 1890. As an intellectual destination, the University draws scholars and students from around the world to its home in Hyde Park and campuses around the globe. The University provides a distinctive educational experience, empowering individuals to challenge conventional thinking and pursue research that produces new understanding and breakthroughs with global impact.

    About the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund

    The first of its kind in Japan, the GHIT Fund is a public-private partnership between the Japanese government, multiple pharmaceutical companies, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, and UNDP. Launched in April 2013, the organization utilizes Japanese research and development (R&D) to fight neglected diseases. GHIT Fund invests and manages a portfolio of development partnerships aimed at neglected diseases that afflict the world's poorest people. GHIT Fund mobilizes Japanese pharmaceutical companies and academic and research organizations to engage in the effort to get new medicines, vaccines, and diagnostic tools to people who need them most. For more information, please visit: www.ghitfund.org.

    About TB Alliance

    TB Alliance is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to finding faster-acting and affordable drug regimens to fight tuberculosis (TB). Through innovative science and with partners around the globe, we aim to ensure equitable access to faster, better TB cures that will advance global health and prosperity. TB Alliance operates with support from Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Germany's Federal Ministry of Education and Research through KfW, Global Health Innovative Technology Fund, Irish Aid, Indonesia Health Fund, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, United Kingdom Department for International Development, United States Agency for International Development, and the United States Food and Drug Administration.

    About Eisai

    Eisai Co., Ltd. (TSE:4523; ADR:ESALY) is a research-based human health care (hhc) company that discovers, develops and markets products throughout the world. Eisai focuses its efforts in three therapeutic areas: integrative neuroscience, including neurology and psychiatric medicines; integrative oncology, which encompasses oncotherapy and supportive-care treatments; and vascular/immunological reaction. Through a global network of research facilities, manufacturing sites and marketing subsidiaries, Eisai actively participates in all aspects of the worldwide healthcare system. For more information about Eisai Co., Ltd., please visit www.eisai.com.

    Contact:
    Public Relations Department Eisai Co., Ltd. +81-(0)3-3817-5120

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    - Plant startup target set for September 2021, will support Fukushima revitalization
    - Manufacture of coal gasification furnace to start in January 2018 at Nagasaki Works, with on-site assembly to start in February 2019

    TOKYO, Apr 13, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) will start construction of an integrated coal gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) facilities in Hirono-machi, Fukushima Prefecture. The full-turnkey order, placed by Hirono IGCC Power GK(1), calls for a next-generation high-efficiency power plant with a generating capacity of 540 megawatts (MW). The new plant is scheduled to commence operations in September 2021.

    A ceremony to mark the construction start was held on-site by Hirono IGCC Power GK on April 13. Representatives in attendance from MHPS, which is in charge of constructing the power generation facilities, included President and CEO Kenji Ando and Senior Vice President Atsushi Togawa, who serves as Deputy Head of the Engineering Headquarters. President Ando took part in the formal ground-breaking ceremony for the plant's safe construction.

    Construction of the Hirono IGCC plant is one of a number of IGCC-related projects underway in Fukushima aimed at developing the region's industrial infrastructure through realization of the world's most advanced thermal power plants, as a way of contributing to local revitalization. The plant will be built within the premises of the Hirono Thermal Power Station, an oil-and-coal fired plant with an installed capacity of 4,400 MW which is operated by TEPCO Fuel & Power, Inc., a group company of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO).

    Manufacture of the coal gasification furnace which will serve as the core equipment of the new IGCC facilities will begin in January, 2018 at a dedicated plant completed in 2017 at MHPS' Nagasaki Works in Nagasaki. On-site assembly is due to begin in February 2019. The Nagasaki plant is able to manufacture the component modules of coal gasification furnaces, with reliability and short lead time, offering superlative durability against high temperatures and pressures. This is due to the strength of MHPS' welding and other core technologies cultivated through the manufacture of boilers for thermal power generation, and the incorporation of newly developed proprietary automated welding systems and an IT-based production system.

    In an IGCC system, coal is gasified in a high-temperature, high-pressure gasification furnace, and power is generated using a high-efficiency combined-cycle format integrating gas and steam turbines. The system is revolutionary in that power generation efficiency is significantly higher and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions lower than typical thermal plants. Providing the dual advantages in efficient use of resources and environmental protection, demand for IGCC plants is expected to grow worldwide, especially in countries such as Japan which lack abundant resources.

    MHPS has also launched on-site construction of IGCC facilities for Nakoso IGCC Power GK(2) in Iwaki, Fukushima, with operations slated to begin in September 2020. Nakoso IGCC is identical to Hirono IGCC. Going forward, MHPS will continue to proactively promote adoption of IGCC, thereby contributing to the efficient use of resources and protection of the global environment.

    (1) Hirono IGCC Power GK was established with capital from four partners: Mitsubishi Corporation Power Ltd., Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, and Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc.
    (2) Nakoso IGCC Power GK was established with capital from five partners: Mitsubishi Corporation Power Ltd., Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc., and Joban Joint Power Co., Ltd.

    About Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.

    Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) was formed on February 1 2014, integrating the thermal power generation systems businesses of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Hitachi, Ltd. in a quest to further enhance their social response capabilities in all respects. These include the technological strength to create new products of outstanding quality and reliability, the comprehensive strength in engineering to oversee projects in regions across the globe, and finely honed sales and after-sale servicing capabilities. MHPS aims to come out a winner in global competition and achieve a solid position as a world leader in thermal power generation systems and environmental technologies. For more information, please visit www.mhps.com.

    Contact:
    Joseph Hood, PR Manager Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Email: mhi-pr@mhi.co.jp Tel: +81-(0)3-6716-2168 Fax: +81-(0)3-6716-5860

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    At the signing ceremony
    Tokyo, Japan / Karachi, Pakistan, Apr 13, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - JCB International Co,. Ltd (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., signed an agreement with 1LINK (Guarantee) Limited (1LINK) for co-badging of PayPak cards as per approval of State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). This signing ceremony was held on 28 March, 2018 at 1LINK's office. This agreement will allow 1LINK member banks to issue co-badged cards to those customers who seek both international and domestic spending convenience on one plastic.

    Co-badging is the inclusion of two payment schemes on the same card (PayPak and JCB), enabling functionality of two networks on one physical card. Domestic transactions for PayPak - JCB co-badged card will route via PayPak. PayPak-JCB card holders will be able to use their card internationally utilizing JCB's world-wide network.

    This alliance is the first co-badged PayPak agreement, enabling increased issuing of PayPak cards across the nation. 1LINK will be able to make PayPak - JCB a payment card of choice, capable to service customers on both international and domestic markets. In line with SBP Vision 2020, 1LINK is committed towards driving financial inclusion and enhancing PayPak's footprint internationally.

    Kimihisa Imada, President and COO of JCB International, said "We are pleased to enter into this agreement with PayPak. Card holders will be able to benefit from acceptance at around 30 million merchant locations and our extensive E-commerce network across the globe. We believe this will also help develop PayPak's domestic proposition."

    On the occasion Mr. Najeeb Agrawalla, CEO, 1LINK, said "With this strategic move, PayPak cards will now be accepted globally, which will give customers an economical option for usage abroad."

    About 1LINK Guarantee Limited

    1LINK (Guarantee) Limited, owned by a consortium of 11 banks, is the country's 1st PSO/PSP and largest switch and payment system, providing a host of valuable online banking services like ATM switching, Bills Payment, Inter Bank Funds Transfer, Fraud Risk Management, Switch Dispute Resolution, Global Payment Schemes, PayPak - Domestic Payment Scheme, etc. 1LINK is continuously evolving and adding new products and services to benefit the financial industry.

    About JCB

    JCB is a major global payment brand and a leading payment card issuer and acquirer in Japan. JCB launched its card business in Japan in 1961 and began expanding worldwide in 1981. As part of its international growth strategy, JCB has formed alliances with hundreds of leading banks and financial institutions globally to increase merchant coverage and card member base. As a comprehensive payment solution provider, JCB commits to provide responsive and high-quality service and products to all customers worldwide. For more information, please visit: www.global.jcb/en/

    Contact
    Asad Zahid
    1Link Guarantee Limited
    Assistant Manager - Global Payments Schemes Department
    1Link (Guarantee) Limited
    Tel: +92-21-111-115-465| Extension: 935 Direct: +92-21-35814935
    Email: muhammad.asad@1link.net.pk

    Kumiko Kida
    JCB Co., Ltd.
    Assistant Vice President - Corporate Communications
    Tel: +81-3-5778-8353
    Email: jcb-pr@info.jcb.co.jp

     
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