Strike update – AMCU refuses to co-operate with the verification process

Sibanye-Stillwater (Tickers JSE: SGL and NYSE: SBGL- http://www.commodity-tv.net/c/search_adv/?v=298294) advises that following an application for leave to appeal by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) of the judgment made by the Labour Court (Court) on 21 December 2018 and confirmed by the Court on 8 January 2019, the union affiliation verification process, facilitated by Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA), which was due to continue today, has been suspended pending the outcome of the appeal process.

Sibanye-Stillwateris confident that the that the verification exercise will confirm that three other unions which signed the wage offer, represent more than 50% of employees in the workplace, therefore supporting the extension of the offer in terms of Section 23(1)(d) of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 and will oppose AMCU’s attempts to avoid the verification process.

Neal Froneman, CEO of Sibanye-Stillwater commented: “We are disappointed that AMCU continues to pursue these obstructive actions and delay the conclusion of the ongoing strike, while its members are suffering severe financial hardship as a consequence. We are not surprised by AMCU’s behaviour and have considered other legal alternatives, which we will be pursuing.”

Please refer to https://soundcloud.com/user-155552468/suspension-verification-process for a media sound clip by the spokesperson, James Wellsted.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

This announcement contains forward-looking statements, including forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 and the “safe harbour” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as “target”, “will”, “would”, “expect”, “can”, “unlikely”, “could” and other similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. These forward-looking statements, including among others, those relating to our future business prospects, financial positions, debt position and our ability to reduce debt leverage, plans and objectives of management for future operations, plans to raise capital through streaming arrangements or pipeline financing, our ability to service our Bond Instruments (High Yield Bonds and Convertible Bonds), our ability to achieve steady state production at the Blitz project and the anticipated benefits and synergies of our acquisitions are necessarily estimates reflecting the best judgement of our senior management and involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond the control of Sibanye-Stillwater, that could cause Sibanye-Stillwater’s actual results and outcomes to be materially different from historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. As a consequence, these forward-looking statements should be considered in light of various important factors, including those set forth in the Group’s Annual Integrated Report and Annual Financial Report, published on 2 April 2018, and the Group’s Annual Report on Form 20-F filed by Sibanye-Stillwater with the Securities and Exchange Commission on 2 April 2018 (SEC File no. 001-35785). These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this announcement. Sibanye-Stillwater undertakes no obligation to update publicly or release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this announcement or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, save as required by applicable law.

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Quobyte kooperiert mit EUROstor, um Scale-Out NAS-Lösungen in der gesamten DACH-Region anzubieten

Quobyte® Inc., ein führender Entwickler moderner Speichersystemsoftware, gibt heute bekannt, dass es eine Partnerschaft mit EUROstor eingeht, um die Reichweite seines Dateisystems der nächsten Generation auf dem DACH-Marktplatz in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz zu erweitern. Zusammen bieten sie Kunden skalierbare und performante NAS-Lösungen, die die anspruchsvollsten Workloads von Unternehmen erfüllt.

Quobyte entscheidet sich für EUROstor als Partner, weil das Unternehmens versteht, was Kunden wollen. EUROstor erfüllt Kunden-Bedürfnisse perfekt und liefert eine Infrastruktur, die den Workloads der Kunden perfekt angepasst ist und stellt immer wieder die Fähigkeit unter Beweis, Lösungen zu liefern, die selbst den Anforderungen besonders daten-intensiver Workloads entsprechen. Zusammen mit der umfangreichen Erfahrung von EUROstor im Verkauf von server-basiertem Speicher ist das Quobyte Data Center File System mit seiner hohen Leistung, Skalierbarkeit, Flexibilität und Betriebseffizienz ideal geeignet, um Teil des umfassenden Produktportfolios von EUROstor zu sein.

Mit Quobyte wird EUROstor an Projekten wie CyberValley teilnehmen, dem deutschen Forschungszentrum für künstliche Intelligenz. Das CyberValley bringt internationale Schlüsselpersonen aus Wissenschaft und Industrie zusammen, um die Forschung und Entwicklung intelligenter Systeme voranzutreiben. Es wird ein Ökosystem für den Technologietransfer schaffen und die idealen Voraussetzungen für Startups in den Bereichen KI, Machine Learning, Robotik und Computer Vision bieten.

„Da Scale-out-NAS-Lösungen in unserem Markt immer wichtiger werden, ist Quobyte eine spannende Erweiterung unseres Speicherproduktportfolios", sagt Wolfgang Bauer, technischer Leiter von EUROstor. „Mit der Flexibilität, Skalierbarkeit und hohen Leistung von Quobyte können wir problemlos Speicherlösungen liefern, die speziell auf die Bedürfnisse unserer Kunden zugeschnitten sind. Wir sind uns sicher, dass es viele weitere interessante Projekte geben wird."

Das Data Center File System von Quobyte bietet eine massiv skalierbare und fehlertolerante Speicherinfrastruktur. Es entkoppelt und abstrahiert Standard-Hardware, um niedrige Latenzen
und parallelen Durchsatz zu liefern – die wesentlichen Anforderungen von Cloud-Diensten und Cloud-Anwendungen – und garantiert die Elastizität und Agilität, auf Tausende von Servern zu skalieren und auf Hunderte von Petabyte zu wachsen, ohne zusätzlichen Verwaltungsaufwand. Mit Quobyte können Datenbanken, Scale-out-Anwendungen, Container und sogar Big-Data-Analytics auf einer einzigen Infrastruktur ausgeführt werden.

„Die Branche beginnt zu erkennen, dass Scale-out NAS, basierend auf einem skalierbaren Dateisystem, der beste Ansatz ist, um mit den Anforderungen von Workloads der Petabyte-Klasse und darüber hinaus Schritt zu halten und zu bewältigen", sagt Björn Kolbeck, Mitgründer und CEO von Quobyte. „Durch die Partnerschaft mit Unternehmen wie EUROstor, die unser Wachstum in ganz Europa und in Projekten wie dem CyberValley unterstützen, sind wir bestens positioniert, um der steigenden Nachfrage mit einem skalierbaren, modernen Speicheransatz gerecht zu werden."

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Über Quobyte
Aufbauend auf einem Jahrzehnt der Forschung und Erfahrung mit dem Open-Source-Dateisystem XtreemFS und der Arbeit an der Google-Infrastruktur erfüllt Quobyte das Leitsungsversprechen von software-basiertem Speicher, die anspruchsvollsten Anwendungsumgebungen der Welt sicher und performant mit Daten zu versorgen – einschließlich High Performance Computing (HPC), Media & Entertainment (M&E), Life Sciences, Financial Services und Electronic Design Automation (EDA). Quobyte nutzt auf einzigartige Weise Hyperscaler-Technologien paralleler verteilte Dateisysteme, um die Speicherung von Dateien, Blöcken und Objekten zu vereinheitlichen. Dies ermöglicht es den Kunden, Speichersilos einfach durch ein einzelnes, skalierbares Speichersystem zu ersetzen – und spart so Personalkosten und Zeit für die Speicherverwaltung. Quobyte ermöglicht es Unternehmen, Speicherkapazität und Leistung auf Standard-Hardware linear zu skalieren und die Software bietet automatisiertes Monitoring, Verwalten und ist self-healing. Besuchen Sie www.quobyte.com für weitere Informationen.

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Sibanye-Stillwater receives notice for Secondary strike from AMCU

Sibanye-Stillwater (Tickers JSE: SGL and NYSE: SBGL) – http://www.commodity-tv.net/c/search_adv/?v=298805   confirms that it has received notice from the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), that it intends to embark on a secondary, protected strike at Sibanye-Stillwater’s South African Platinum Group Metals (PGM)  operations, starting from morning shift on Tuesday, 22 January 2019.

In terms of the Labour Relations Act (LRA), Act 66 of 1995, secondary strikes are permissible in support of a protected strike, but within constrained parameters and such strikes are not automatically lawful or reasonable and as such legal advice will be sought. The secondary strike called by AMCU is in support of the ongoing strike at the gold operations, which commenced on 21 November 2018.

Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman commenting on notification from AMCU said: “Although not surprising, the notice for a secondary strike at our South African PGM operations in Rustenburg is disappointing, as all stakeholders will be negatively affected, but more so those employees who will be exposed to the no work, no pay principle. Our South African PGM operations have been preparing for this outcome and as such have strike contingency plans in place to minimize the possible impact of a strike and our US PGM operations with their high exposure to a rampant palladium price continue to provide welcome diversification and support through the strike. We reiterate that the wage agreement we reached with the unions representing the majority of our employees employed at our gold operations is fair and final and will not be amended by AMCU’s demands or threats.”

Sibanye-Stillwater currently employs approximately 17,400 people at its SA PGM operations, with AMCU representing approximately 56% of the employees at the Kroondal operations and 71% of the Rustenburg operations’ employees.

Sponsor: J.P. Morgan Equities South Africa (Proprietary) Limited

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

This announcement contains forward-looking statements, including “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 and the “safe harbour” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as “target”, “will”, “would”, “expect”, “can”, “unlikely”, “could” and other similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. These forward-looking statements, including among others, those relating to our future business prospects, financial positions, debt position and our ability to reduce debt leverage, plans and objectives of management for future operations, plans to raise capital through streaming arrangements or pipeline financing, our ability to service our Bond Instruments (High Yield Bonds and Convertible Bonds), our ability to achieve steady state production at the Blitz project and the anticipated benefits and synergies of our acquisitions are necessarily estimates reflecting the best judgement of our senior management and involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond the control of Sibanye-Stillwater, that could cause Sibanye-Stillwater’s actual results and outcomes to be materially different from historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. As a consequence, these forward-looking statements should be considered in light of various important factors, including those set forth in the Group’s Annual Integrated Report and Annual Financial Report, published on 2 April 2018, and the Group’s Annual Report on Form 20-F filed by Sibanye-Stillwater with the Securities and Exchange Commission on 2 April 2018 (SEC File no. 001-35785). These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this announcement. Sibanye-Stillwater undertakes no obligation to update publicly or release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this announcement or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, save as required by applicable law.

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TWIN-Aufzüge von thyssenkrupp transportieren Besucher des außergewöhnlichen „Tour Hekla“ hoch über die Dächer von Paris

  • Spektakuläres Pariser Hochhaus im Geschäftsviertel La Defense wird mit besonderem Aufzugssystem von thyssenkrupp Elevator ausgestattet
  • Zwölf TWIN-Aufzüge, bei denen zwei Kabinen unabhängig voneinander im selben Schacht fahren können, garantieren modernste Mobilität
  • Zusätzlich zum Hekla-Turm in Frankreich stattet thyssenkrupp Elevator einen Bürokomplex in China mit weiteren 24 TWIN-Aufzügen aus

Im Pariser Stadtteil La Defense entsteht ein spektakulärer Skyscraper, der für den Personentransport auf thyssenkrupp Elevator setzt: Zwölf TWIN-Aufzugssysteme sorgen nach Fertigstellung der neuen Landmarke „Tour Hekla“ für höhere Transportkapazitäten und bessere Energieeffizienz. Der Clou: Beim TWIN fahren zwei Kabinen unabhängig voneinander im selben Schacht. Da er mit weniger Aufzugsschächten mehr Passagiere befördern kann, steht in dem Gebäude substantiell mehr Nutzfläche zur Verfügung.

Mit 220 Metern Höhe wird der neue Hekla-Turm weithin sichtbar sein und die Skyline der Metropole um ein buchstäblich herausragendes Highlight bereichern. Entworfen wurde der Turm vom renommierten Architekten Jean Nouvel. Der außergewöhnliche Bau ist ein echter Meilenstein bei der Neugestaltung des Stadtteils – einschließlich eines begrünten Fußwegs nach dem berühmten Vorbild der High Line in New York City. Bis spätestens 2022 soll das Bauprojekt abgeschlossen sein.

2 Kabinen, 1 Schacht, 0 Stau

„Bei der Entwicklung des Projekts spielte das zukunftsweisende Konzept der TWIN-Lösung eine entscheidende Rolle, denn es passt perfekt zum neuen Tower und seinem hohen Anspruch. Das gilt für Leistungskraft, Sicherheit und Komfort, aber auch im Hinblick auf die Effizienz des Betriebs – Nachhaltigkeit wird im umfassend zertifizierten Hekla-Turm ebenfalls großgeschrieben“, kommentiert Peter Walker, CEO bei thyssenkrupp Elevator.

Der Hekla-Turm verfügt über insgesamt 66.000 qm Bürofläche für rund 5.800 Personen, ferner bietet er mehr als 2.500 qm Terrassenfläche sowie ein breites Spektrum an Gastronomieangeboten, ein Business Center, einen Saal mit 250 Plätzen und vieles mehr. Natürlich erfüllt das Gebäude die strengen Anforderungen der Umweltzertifikate HQE, LEED und BREEAM sowie die Effinergie+ und WELL-Standards.

Neben den TWIN-Modellen liefert thyssenkrupp Elevator auch vierzehn konventionelle Aufzüge und Fahrtreppen.  Dabei legten die Beteiligten beider Seiten von Beginn an großen Wert auf die Fähigkeit, individuelle Bedingungen und Wünsche von Architekten und Projektleitern zu berücksichtigen.

Schon heute sorgt thyssenkrupp Elevator für urbane Mobilität im Herzen von Europa: TWIN-Aufzüge von thyssenkrupp Elevator verrichten ihr Werk bereits in Bürotürmen wie D2 (Paris-La Defense, Frankreich), aber auch im Turm Odeon (Montecarlo, Monaco) und Turm Incity (Lyon, Frankreich). Eine vierte Installation – im Trinity Tower in La Defense – ist ebenfalls bereits im Bau. Der Hekla-Turm ist damit in der Region das fünfte Hochhaus, das die Passagiere mit TWIN-Aufzügen ganz nach oben bringt.

Auch China mit 24 TWIN-Aufzügen unter den aktuellen Projektaufträgen

Die Architekten des Hekla-Gebäudes zeigten sich insbesondere überzeugt von der fortschrittlichen TWIN-Konzeption. Ab 2022 werden die Aufzüge Passagiere durch das Gebäude bewegen – und das mit einer Höchstgeschwindigkeit von 7m/s. Während der Bauphase wächst ein sogenannter „Shaft Climber“ von thyssenkrupp mit dem Rohbau des Gebäudes mit und sorgt für eine schnelle Beförderung der Personen während des Baubetriebs.

Auch bei weiteren Projekten an globalen Hotspot sorgen TWIN-Lösungen bis 2022 für Auftrieb. Im Herzen von Chengdu, einem Finanzviertel des zentralen chinesischen Geschäftsbezirks, entsteht der Gebäudekomplex Forte Financial Island IV mit zwei je 250 Meter hohen Bürotürmen. Hier sollen insgesamt 24, präzise auf die jeweiligen Anforderungen der Türme abgepasste TWIN-Aufzüge installiert werden. Je acht Einheiten erreichen dabei Maximalgeschwindigkeiten von bis zu 2,5 beziehungsweise 5 sowie 6 m/s. Der Entwickler des Projekts, die Forte Group, ist einer der größten seiner Art in China und hat zahlreiche Bauvorhaben unter anderem in Shanghai, Peking, Nanjing und Tianjin realisiert.

Pressebilder, Videomaterial und weitere Informationen

Renderings und Pressefotos der Projekte in Paris und Chendu sowie Bilder bereits installierter TWIN-Aufzüge in der Essener thyssenkrupp-Konzernzentrale stehen Ihnen hier zur Verfügung (Bildnachweis: thyssenkrupp). Videomaterial finden Sie hier.

Auf unserer TWIN-Webseite https://twin.thyssenkrupp-elevator.com/ stellen wir weitere, wissenswerte Informationen zum Thema zur Verfügung.

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Nets A/S and Concardis Payment Group Complete Merger

  • The merger of Nets and Concardis Payment Group has been completed.
  • Together, Nets and Concardis Group form a leading European payment player.
  • Joint capabilities drive faster time to market of state-of-the-art solutions, underlining ambition to be at the forefront of innovation.

Nets A/S (Nets), a market leader in the Nordic payments industry, and Concardis Payment Group (Concardis Group), a leading merchant payment service provider in the DACH region, have today announced that the merger of the two companies has been completed. Bo Nilsson will lead the combined Group as CEO and Robert Hoffmann will continue as Concardis Group CEO, reporting directly to Bo Nilsson.

Nilsson, Group CEO of Nets, said, "We are very pleased that the merger has been completed which allows us to proceed with our plans. By combining our market-leading positions as payment champions in the Nordics and the DACH region we will be able to accelerate our European expansion and be a driving force behind the ongoing consolidation in the European payments industry.”

Hoffmann, CEO of Concardis Group, added, “As a joint Group we look forward to leveraging our combined strengths and further digitising our offerings to drive faster time to market for state-of-the-art, customer-friendly solutions – underlining our joint ambition to be at the forefront of payments innovation.”

The merger creates a business with approximately €500 million of EBITDA and €1.3 billion of net revenue. The resulting industrial scale will enable further investments in innovation and service improvements for customers, allowing the Group to reinforce its leading position in the European payments market. The headquarters of the Group will be in Ballerup, Denmark, and Nets and Concardis Group will retain their respective brands.

The newly formed Group is backed by leading private equity investors Hellman & Friedman, Advent International and Bain Capital. These owners each bring significant sector expertise, operational resources and capital to help accelerate the new Group’s growth and internationalisation.

 

About Nets A/S

At Nets, we see easier products and solutions as the foundation for growth and progress – both in commerce and society. With 2,400 employees located in Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden and Estonia, we help financial institutions, businesses and merchants across the Nordic and Baltic regions make tomorrow a little easier for their customers while delivering unrivalled security and stability. Powering a tomorrow that’s easier than today. This is what drives us.

 

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Plunet keeps growing: New faces at all three sites in 2018

Plunet continued to expand in 2018 with a total of seven new team members in Germany and the USA. The leading provider of business and translation management software has reacted to a growing customer base with new hires in the implementation, product management, quality management, back-end development, and support departments.

Three reinforcements in the implementation team

The implementation team has gained three new members, who will be responsible for online and on-site training sessions for international customers. Whether a language department, a translation agency or a partner university of the Plunet Academy – with Kleio Mavridou, Sofia Lindblad (both in Berlin) and Sonia Gamboa (in the USA) ready to communicate the essential Plunet know-how, the wide spectrum of Plunet customers can be expanded even more quickly.

Increased quality management in Berlin

The experienced software tester Robert Lenz has joined the quality management team in Berlin as a QA automation engineer. He is responsible for process optimization in the software development and enhanced automation in quality assurance.

Two new specialists in Würzburg

The back-end and support teams at Plunet’s office in Würzburg each gained a new member in 2018.

Simon Heider is focusing on the implementation of improvements in Plunet BusinessManager and software maintenance in the back-end development. He is also responsible for integrating external data services into the system.

As part of the support team, Andreas Schepp is a direct point of contact for Plunet customers and will assist them when they have any user questions or problems.

New product owner for Plunet BusinessManager & Plunet API

Florian Ilgenfritz, the newest member of the Plunet team, will be responsible for deciding which system integrations will be implemented and when. As an additional product owner for the Plunet solution and Plunet API, he will take over the planning and prioritization of new features and boost the product management team with his technical expertise and management experience.

2019: Focus on quality management

With seven new employees, Plunet is focusing on enhancing quality management. The new recruits in all departments will make an important contribution to the upcoming Plunet 7.4 software release and increase the efficiency of processing customer requests and queries.


About Plunet

With offices in Würzburg, Berlin and New York, Plunet GmbH develops and markets the business and translation management software Plunet BusinessManager, the leading management solution for the translation and localization industry.

With Plunet BusinessManager you can manage your entire workflow in a single solution, from client requests to quote, order, job and invoice management to reporting. Extensions for interpretation and quality management as well as integrations with CAT and financial accounting tools will further improve efficiency and automation in your work. Within a configurable system, various functions and extensions of Plunet BusinessManager can be adapted to individual needs.

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eToroX erhält Lizenz für Distributed Ledger Technologie

eToroX, die Digital-Assets-Tochtergesellschaft der globalen Investment-Plattform eToro hat von der Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC) eine Lizenz für die Distributed Ledger Technologie (DLT) erhalten.

eToroX wurde 2018 von eToro, der globalen Multi-Asset-Investment-Plattform mit über 10 Millionen registrierten Nutzern, gegründet. eToroX ist verantwortlich für die Entwicklung und Umsetzung der Vision von eToro rund um die Blockchain und die Entwicklung von Krypto-Assets. eToroX bietet Produkte und Infrastruktur, um das Wachstum von tokenisierten Assets zu unterstützen. Schon jetzt verwaltet eToroX das neu eingeführte Wallet von eToro und wird die geplante Börse betreiben.

Yoni Assia, Mitbegründer und CEO von eToro sagt dazu: „Wir glauben, dass Krypto-Assets und die ihnen zugrunde liegende Blockchain-Technologie die globale Finanzwelt revolutionieren und den größten Vermögensübertrag aller Zeiten auf die Blockchain bewirken werden. In Zukunft werden alle Assets tokenisiert und wir gehen nur die ersten Schritte auf diesem Weg. So wie eToro traditionelle Märkte für Investoren geöffnet hat, wollen wir dies auch in einer tokenisierten Welt tun und die Gründung von eToroX wird uns dabei helfen.“

Als Gruppe ist eToro seit langem führend bei der Entwicklung eines soliden Regulierungsrahmens für DLT-Unternehmen und -Operationen, darunter auch als Gründungsmitglied von CryptoUK, dem weltweit ersten Selbstregulierungsgremium für Krypto-Asset-Unternehmen.

Yoni Assia kommentiert weiterhin: „Wir sind stolz darauf, dass wir zu den ersten Unternehmen weltweit gehören, die eine Lizenz für Krypto-Assets erhalten haben und eines der wenigen regulierten Unternehmen im Krypto-Bereich sind.“

Das neue Modell der GFSC für die Lizenzierung von DLT-Unternehmen legt neun Regulierungsgrundsätze fest, die darauf abzielen, die Nutzer von DLT zu schützen und gleichzeitig Innovationen zu fördern. Zu den Grundsätzen gehören Anforderungen an die Lizenzinhaber, über Systeme zur Verhinderung, Aufdeckung und Offenlegung von Risiken der Finanzkriminalität wie Geldwäsche und Terrorismusfinanzierung zu verfügen und angemessene finanzielle und nicht-finanzielle Ressourcen zu haben.

Doron Rosenblum, Geschäftsführer von eToroX, sagt dazu: „Wir glauben, dass ein starkes Regulierungssystem die Masseneinführung der Blockchain-Technologie, einschließlich Krypto-Assets, unterstützen wird. Wir müssen das Rad nicht neu erfinden, um die Blockchain zu regulieren. Während Blockchain einige einzigartige Herausforderungen für die Regulierungsbehörden mit sich bringt, können wir die Nutzer schützen und bei der Unterstützung neuer Ideen helfen, indem wir die gleichen Grundprinzipien anwenden, die wir auf anderen Finanzmärkten haben.“

„Die GFSC hat bei der Entwicklung dieses Rahmens zukunftsorientiert vorgedacht und wir hoffen, dass er als Blaupause für andere Märkte dient. Das Lizenzverfahren war umfangreich, aber durch die enge Zusammenarbeit mit der GFSC sind wir erfreut, sagen zu können, dass wir nun über eine Lizenz verfügen und freuen uns darauf, das Wachstum der tokenisierten Vermögenswerte zu unterstützen.“

eToro stellt eine Brücke zwischen der alten und der neuen Welt dar und unterstützt Investoren dabei, den Übergang von Vermögenswerten zur Blockchain zu navigieren und davon zu profitieren. eToro ist die einzige regulierte Investment-Plattform, bei der Investoren Fiat-Währungen hinterlegen und dann mit traditionellen Vermögenswerten wie Aktien oder Rohstoffen handeln oder in Krypto-Anlagen investieren können.

Yoni Assia fügt hinzu: „Die Einführung unserer Wallet und der geplanten Börse sind große Schritte für eToro bei der Erweiterung unseres Krypto-Angebots. Mit der Einführung unseres Wallets können wir unseren Kunden erstmals eine Möglichkeit bieten, Krypto-Assets von der eToro-Plattform weg zu übertragen. Mit dem eToroX-Wallet können Kunden Kryptowährungen über die Blockchain versenden und empfangen.“

Die Wallet ist ein neues Produkt, das schrittweise eingeführt wird, sowohl in Bezug auf die geografische Reichweite als auch auf die Funktionalität.

Über eToroX
eToroX ist eine Tochtergesellschaft der eToro-Gruppe. Das Unternehmen wurde 2018 gegründet, um die Infrastruktur bereitzustellen, die das Engagement der eToro-Gruppe für die Entwicklung und das Wachstum von Token-Assets unterstützt. Es stellt die neu eingeführte Wallet von eToro zur Verfügung und wird die geplante Börse leiten.

Die Anbieterlizenz für Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) wurde von der Gibraltar Financial Services Commission im Dezember 2018 an eToroX vergeben (Lizenznummer FSC1333B).

eToroX ist in Gibraltar mit der Firmennummer 116348 eingetragen und hat seinen Sitz in 57/63 Line Wall Road, Gibraltar.

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Zoot named winner of Best Technology Provider at Collections & Customer Services Awards 2018

Zoot announced that it has been named the winner of Best Technology Provider for Credit Risk and Fraud Prevention at Collections & Customer Services Awards 2018 (CCS). CCS awards celebrate outstanding achievements within collections and customer service and are highly regarded within the industry.

Zoot’s award-winning solution transformed a 100% manual process to a highly automated process supported by a robust decisioning engine and sophisticated case management capabilities. The tailored solution ensures a fast and consistent application process by maximising the auto-acceptance rate while at the same time managing sophisticated risk and anti-fraud checks for profitability. In addition, business users have direct control over the system and are able to make adjustments where they see fit using a patented real-time change tool to ensure the fastest time-to-market.

Zoot’s award-winning platform ensures that best risk and fraud management practices are employed and significantly improves overall working efficiency, reduces operational costs and the need for IT involvement. The solution also adds transparency to the entire application process to ensure robust auditing requirements are met.

 “This solution makes real-time risk assessment possible by automating complex decisioning paths and data provider calls to enable a fully transparent and controlled application process.” Adam Jackson, Zoot’s Managing Director, said: “The fact that our client now has real-time control over their decisions at the point of application is a game changer and the reaction times they now have is unparalleled in this industry.”

Erik Schmidt, Zoot’ European CEO, added: “We are honored to be recognized as an industry leader.  Having industry experts acknowledge the successes we have achieved for our clients is truly gratifying.”

 

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Uranium Energy Corp Extends Credit Facility to January 31, 2022 and Completes Royalty Sales to Uranium Royalty Corp

– Maturity of existing $20 million Sprott credit facility is extended to January 31, 2022, further strengthens the Company’s working capital position and financial flexibility.
– No principal repayments until maturity.
– Completion of royalty sales creates a new significant ownership stake in Uranium Royalty Corp.

Uranium Energy Corp (NYSE American: UEC, the “Company” or “UEC” – http://www.commodity-tv.net/c/search_adv/?v=298723) is pleased to announce that the Company and its lenders, which include Sprott Resource Lending Partnership, have agreed to extend the Company’s current $20,000,000 senior secured credit facility (the “Credit Facility”) to January 31, 2022 without any principal repayments required until maturity (collectively, the “Credit Facility Extension”).

Amir Adnani, President and CEO, stated, “The Company’s cash position of approximately $24.5 million, the Credit Facility Extension and the royalty sales together evidence UEC’s strong balance sheet heading into 2019.  The Credit Facility Extension allows us to maximize working capital to advance our portfolio of low-cost and production-ready ISR projects in Texas and Wyoming in this critical time for the U.S. uranium industry.   Additionally, the agreement with Uranium Royalty Corp. increases our ownership in this exciting venture to over one-third, adding a long-term asset to our uranium portfolio and balance sheet.”

The interest rate for the Credit Facility remains unchanged at 8%.  In connection with the Credit Facility Extension, the Company has issued a total of 1,180,328 common shares of the Company to the lenders as an extension fee.  As with the Company’s prior Credit Facility, should any principal be outstanding on each of November 30, 2019, 2020 and 2021, an annual fee will continue to be due in cash or stock, at the option of the Company, at the rate of 7%, 6.5% and 6%, respectively, on each such date.

Royalties sale completed

The Company recently closed a royalty purchase agreement with Uranium Royalty Corp. (“URC”). The Company, together with one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries, sold a one percent (1%) net smelter return royalty (collectively, the "Royalties") for uranium on UEC’s hard-rock conventional projects, Slick Rock (Colorado), Workman Creek (Arizona) and Anderson (Arizona).  As consideration for the sale of the Royalties, UEC received 12,000,000 common shares of URC representing, along with UEC’s prior interest, over a 34% holding in URC as of this date. URC is a private company with a unique and sole focus on uranium royalty and streaming assets. It is also a large and strategic shareholder in Yellow Cake PLC (AIM: YCA), a holder of physical uranium.

About Uranium Energy Corp

Uranium Energy Corp is a U.S.-based uranium mining and exploration company with additional titanium and vanadium assets.  The Company’s fully-licensed Hobson Processing Facility is central to all of its uranium projects in South Texas, including the Palangana ISR mine, the permitted Goliad ISR project and the development-stage Burke Hollow ISR project.  In Wyoming, UEC controls the permitted Reno Creek ISR uranium project. Additionally, the Company controls a pipeline of advanced-stage uranium projects in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Paraguay. The Company also controls a large high-grade titanium project in Paraguay and significant vanadium resources in combination with its Slick Rock uranium project in Colorado. The Company’s operations are managed by professionals with a recognized profile for excellence in their industry, a profile based on many decades of hands-on experience in the key facets of uranium exploration, development and mining.

The securities referred to in this news release have not been registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.

Contact Uranium Energy Corp Investor Relations at:
Toll Free: (866) 748-1030
Fax: (361) 888-5041
E-mail: info@uraniumenergy.com
Stock Exchange Information:
NYSE American: UEC
WKN: AØJDRR
ISN: US916896103

In Europe:
Swiss Resource Capital AG
Jochen Staiger
info@resource-capital.ch
www.resource-capital.ch

Safe Harbor Statement

Except for the statements of historical fact contained herein, the information presented in this news release and oral statements made from time to time by representatives of the Company are or may constitute “forward-looking statements” as such term is used in applicable United States and Canadian laws and including, without limitation, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, for which the Company claims the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements.  These statements relate to analyses and other information that are based on forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions of management.  Any other statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always, using words or phrases such as “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, “plans, “estimates” or “intends”, or stating that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved) are not statements of historical fact and should be viewed as forward-looking statements.  Such forward looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  Such risks and other factors include, among others, the actual results of exploration activities, variations in the underlying assumptions associated with the estimation or realization of mineral resources, the availability of capital to fund programs and the resulting dilution caused by the raising of capital through the sale of shares, accidents, labor disputes and other risks of the mining industry including, without limitation, those associated with the environment, delays in obtaining governmental approvals, permits or financing or in the completion of development or construction activities, title disputes or claims limitations on insurance coverage.  Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended.  There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.  Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be achieved.  Forward-looking information is subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected.  Many of these factors are beyond the Company’s ability to control or predict.  Important factors that may cause actual results to differ materially and that could impact the Company and the statements contained in this news release can be found in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  The Company assumes no obligation to update or supplement any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.  Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements contained in this news release and in any document referred to in this news release.  This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities.

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“Thanks to the new Sunny Tripower, it’s never been easier for our customers to utilize solar energy and further reduce their energy costs,” said Nick Morbach, Executive Vice President Business Unit Residential and Commercial at SMA. “SMA has designed a system that not only increases energy yields and self-consumption, but also offers maximum comfort for PV system operators.”

Maximum energy yields even in shading

Weighing just 17kg, the three-phase Sunny Tripower 3.0-6.0 is not only lighter than any previous Sunny Tripower devices, but also exceptionally powerful. The PV inverter can be commissioned quickly and intuitively via a smartphone or tablet using the web interface and features an integrated interface for easily connecting TS4-R module optimizers, allowing modules affected by shading to be optimized and system costs reduced as a result.

SMA Smart Connected for maximum service comfort

Thanks to the SMA Smart Connected service integrated in Sunny Tripower 3.0-6.0, PV system owners and installers are automatically and free of charge notified of any irregularities. This makes servicing faster and more cost-effective and ensures investment security for PV system owners.

More information on the new Sunny Tripower and the technical details can be found here.
Find out everything you need to know about SMA’s energy solutions for home systems here.

Disclaimer:
This press release serves only as information and does not constitute an offer or invitation to subscribe for, acquire, hold or sell any securities of SMA Solar Technology AG (the “Company”) or any present or future subsidiary of the Company (together with the Company, the “SMA Group”) nor should it form the basis of, or be relied upon in connection with, any contract to purchase or subscribe for any securities in the Company or any member of the SMA Group or commitment whatsoever. Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States of America absent registration or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

This press release can contain future-oriented statements. Future-oriented statements are statements which do not describe facts of the past. They also include statements about our assumptions and expectations. These statements are based on plans, estimations and forecasts which the Managing Board of SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA or company) has available at this time. Future-oriented statements are therefore only valid on the day on which they are made. Future-oriented statements by nature contain risks and elements of uncertainty. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors can lead to considerable differences between the actual results, the financial position, the development or the performance of the corporation and the estimates given here. These factors include those which SMA has discussed in published reports. These reports are available on the SMA website at www.SMA.de. The company accepts no obligation whatsoever to update these future-oriented statements or to adjust them to future events or developments.

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