Companies news of 2013-03-01 (page 1)

  • Nobel Laureate Brings Basic Science To Life At A Honeywell Science And Engineering Event...
  • Epazz Expects to Add 60% to Revenue Stream; Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Medical...
  • Honeywell Nominates Robin Washington, CFO Gilead Sciences, For Board Of Directors
  • Unisys to Present at Raymond James Conference
  • GP Strategies Releases New Edition of Leading Out Loud Companion Leadership Program
  • MICROS To Present At The Raymond James 34th Annual Institutional Investors Conference
  • Raytheon collaborates with DHS to bolster cyber resiliency for nation's most critical...
  • Data Growth Rates High, With 30% of Organizations Experiencing 25% or More Expansion Per...
  • Cantel Medical Corp. To Hold Conference Call To Discuss Results for Its Second Quarter...
  • NanoTech (NTEK) To Debut New Jumper Game At Amusement Expo 2013New Video Redemption...
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  • EPA Recognizes IBM for Climate Change Leadership
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    Nobel Laureate Brings Basic Science To Life At A Honeywell Science And Engineering Event in Mexicali, MexicoProfessor Jerome Friedman, 1990 Nobel laureate in Physics, inspires UABC students with a presentation on the basic structure of natureThe event marks the third time a Nobel laureate has been sponsored by Honeywell at a Mexican university

    MEXICALI, Mexico, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell brought Professor Jerome I. Friedman, Nobel laureate in physics, to address and interact with the students and faculty of the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California (UABC) in Mexicali, Mexico, as part of its global Honeywell Initiative for Science & Engineering (HISE) program today.

    Professor Friedman is among 23 Nobel laureates that Honeywell has sponsored at universities worldwide since 2006. The event also marks the third time the program has been delivered to a university in Mexico, benefiting thousands of engineering students and teachers across the country.

    Friedman is a professor of statistics at Stanford University and an institute professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in physics at the University of Chicago. In 1990 Friedman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for proving the theory that extremely tiny components of proton, called "quarks," are real. A quark is a basic building block of nature.

    The concept of quarks was fiercely debated and generally rejected by the physics community in the early 1960s. More than a decade passed before quarks were accepted after Friedman and his colleagues provided irrefutable and compelling experimental evidence.

    With his discovery, "our approach to particle physics changed forever," he explained to students, faculty and invited guests at his lecture today. The event also was web streamed to UABC campuses in Tijuana, Ensenada and Tecate, Mexico, bringing the total live and virtual audience to more than 5,000.

    "As part of our 56(th) anniversary, we are honored to host HISE," said UABC President Dr. Felipe Cuamea Velazquez. "This event represents - for the thousands of young people here today - a clear example that it is possible to achieve great things in ground-breaking knowledge creation."

    Dr. Cuamea Valazquez continued, "At UABC we have a firm commitment to promote, enhance and promulgate research, but above all, to generate scientific and humanistic knowledge as well as innovative technology and applications in response to the needs of society. We are confident that our students will go on to be great leaders in science and engineering."

    "As a company that invents and manufactures leading technologies, our passion is to pursue innovative ways to make the world safer, more secure, and more comfortable and energy efficient," said Luis Sanchez, president, Honeywell Mexico. "As such, we are committed to providing students with the best opportunities and materials to support their pursuit of math and science education. HISE is a great platform for students to meet and become inspired by the world's greatest scientific minds."

    About Honeywell Hometown Solutions
    The Honeywell Initiative for Science & Engineering program is part of Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company's corporate citizenship initiative, which focuses on five areas of vital importance: Science & Math Education, Family Safety & Security, Housing & Shelter, Habitat & Conservation, and Humanitarian Relief. Together with leading public and non-profit institutions, Honeywell has developed powerful programs to address these needs in the communities it serves. For more information, please visit

    About Honeywell

    Honeywell ( is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit

    About Honeywell in Mexico

    Mexico has been an important growing region for Honeywell since 1947. All four of its strategic business groups: Aerospace, Automation and Control Solutions, Performance Materials and Technologies, and Transportation Systems, are operating in Mexico with approximately 14,000 employees in 11 manufacturing sites, three engineering and test laboratories in Baja California and Chihuahua, and three corporate offices located in Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi and Mexico City. Honeywell's technologies are being used in Mexico, and are helping to make the country safer and more secure, more comfortable and energy efficient, and more innovative and productive.

    About Universidad Autonoma de Baja California

    UABC celebrates 56 years of educational excellence supported by Federal Government recognition, with seven consecutive years of high percentages of students enrolled in undergraduate programs of good quality, and for being one of the three public universities in Mexico accredited by Institutional Committees for Higher Education Evaluation (CIEES). From 2002 to 2012 the university doubled its total enrollment by 127 percent, and in the current school year, it was the only public university in the country that managed to record in new revenue by admitting more than 19,000 students.

    On its three campuses there are more than 57,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. Of these, 70 percent are recognized by the National Quality Graduate Program (PNPC) of CONACYT. The UABC has 261 professors-researchers attached to the National System of Researchers, and 93 percent of full-time academics have a graduate degree. Internal research projects are created in support of science and technology, as well as the creation of the program "Cimarrones en la Ciencia," and the Unit for Liaison and Technology Transfer (UVTT), which has helped 24 patents registered in the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI). Visit

    This release contains certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that we or our management intends, expects, projects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based upon certain assumptions and assessments made by our management in light of their experience and their perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors they believe to be appropriate. The forward-looking statements included in this release are also subject to a number of material risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to economic, competitive, governmental, and technological factors affecting our operations, markets, products, services and prices. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those envisaged by such forward-looking statements.

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    Epazz Expects to Add 60% to Revenue Stream; Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Medical Records Software CompanyNew Acquisition Immediately Accretive; Company Expects $500,000 in Revenue the First Year

    CHICAGO, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Epazz, Inc. (OTCQB: EPAZ), a leading provider of cloud based business software solutions recently announced a 50 percent boost in revenues in the third quarter announced that the Company has signed a letter of intent to acquire a Medical Records Software Company in the Southeastern U.S. This new acquisition is expected to provide substantial growth to Epazz's revenue stream by bringing in $500,000 in revenues in the first year. The unaudited revenues for 2012 were over $525,000

    The target company was founded in 1990s and has a long history of positive cash flow and profitability. The software product is considered to be truly unique and there are few competitors presently in the market offering such an all-encompassing suite of software within their target market thereby making this move quite strategic in Epazz, Inc.'s projected growth.

    Epazz has been increasing its global distribution channels and continues to search for suitable acquisitions. Epazz, Inc.'s CEO, Shaun Passley, noted, "This acquisition will be immediately accretive to our revenue and profit stream. It will provide a solid customer base and it opens up many opportunities to cross sell customers on Epazz's BoxesOS portal software, DeskFlex room scheduling software, Agent Power workforce management software, Intellisys energy management software, AutoHire applicant tracking system, K9 Bytes kennel software and MS Health social services software. With the synergies of our companies the customers can continue to look forward to innovative, effective and efficient software tools geared to enhancing their business process."

    Epazz, Inc. is in negotiations to acquire several other B2B software companies. Epazz, Inc.'s action is a clear reflection of its long term strategic growth plan to acquire profitable B2B software companies.

    About Epazz Inc. (

    Epazz Inc. is a leading cloud based software company that specializes in providing customized cloud applications to the corporate world, higher education institutions and the public sector. Epazz BoxesOS(TM)v3.0 is the complete business web-based software package for small to mid-size businesses, Fortune 500 enterprises, government agencies, and higher education institutions. BoxesOS provides many of the web-based applications organizations would have to otherwise buy separately. Epazz's other products are AgentPower(TM), a workforce management software and AutoHire(TM), an applicant tracking system.


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    Honeywell Nominates Robin Washington, CFO Gilead Sciences, For Board Of Directors

    MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell announced today that Robin Washington, 50, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Gilead Sciences, Inc., has been nominated for election to its Board of Directors at the April 22, 2013 annual meeting of shareowners. If elected, she will serve on the Audit and Retirement Plans Committees.

    "Robin's strong business and financial acumen make her a terrific addition to our board," said Honeywell Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dave Cote. "She has extensive experience in corporate governance, investor relations, and information technology at large multinational companies, and has a deep background in financial auditing and accounting. We look forward to her contributions to Honeywell's board as we continue to drive world-class standards in financial controls and corporate governance."

    Washington joined Gilead as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in May 2008. In this role, she spearheads Gilead's global finance, investor relations, and information technology organizations.

    Prior to her time at Gilead, Washington served as Chief Financial Officer of Hyperion Solutions, an enterprise software company that was acquired by Oracle Corporation in March 2007. Washington also spent nearly ten years at PeopleSoft, a provider of enterprise application software, where she became Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller. Prior to this role, Washington assumed other senior roles including Director, Finance, International Operations as well as Director, Finance, Europe, Middle East, and Africa.

    Washington has been recognized for her various contributions to the business world. Most recently, she was recognized as one of the 30 Outstanding Women in Finance by Treasury & Risk in 2012 and received the Distinguished Alumni Award at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management in 2011, the highest honor the Graziadio School bestows upon an individual for his or her achieved influence in academia and business. In 2010, Washington was named to Black Enterprise's 75 Most Powerful Women in Business.

    Washington is a certified public accountant and holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Michigan and a MBA from Pepperdine University. She previously served on the Board of Directors of MIPS Technologies, Inc. (recently acquired by Imagination Technologies Group PLC) and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose.

    Honeywell ( is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit


    This document may be deemed to be solicitation material in respect of the solicitation of proxies from shareowners for Honeywell's 2013 annual meeting of shareowners ("2013 Annual Meeting"). Honeywell intends to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and make available to the shareowners of Honeywell of record on February 22, 2013 a proxy statement containing information about its nominees to Honeywell's Board of Directors and certain other matters to be considered by the shareowners of Honeywell at its 2013 Annual Meeting. BEFORE MAKING ANY VOTING DECISION, HONEYWELL'S SHAREOWNERS ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT (INCLUDING ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS THERETO) CAREFULLY AND IN ITS ENTIRETY WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE BECAUSE IT WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE NOMINEES AND CERTAIN OTHER MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED AT THE 2013 ANNUAL MEETING.

    Investors will be able to obtain the proxy statement and other relevant materials, when available, free of charge at the SEC's website ( In addition, documents filed with the SEC by Honeywell, including the proxy statement when available, and the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, will be available free of charge from Honeywell, at Honeywell's website ( or by writing to Honeywell, 101 Columbia Road, Morris Township, New Jersey 07962, c/o Vice President and Corporate Secretary.


    Honeywell and its directors, nominees, and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from Honeywell's shareowners with respect to the matters to be considered at the 2013 Annual Meeting. Information regarding the names, affiliations, and direct or indirect interests (by security holdings or otherwise) of these persons will be described in the proxy statement to be filed with the SEC.

    This release contains certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that we or our management intends, expects, projects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based upon certain assumptions and assessments made by our management in light of their experience and their perception of historical trends, current economic and industry conditions, expected future developments and other factors they believe to be appropriate. The forward-looking statements included in this release are also subject to a number of material risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to economic, competitive, governmental, and technological factors affecting our operations, markets, products, services and prices. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those envisaged by such forward-looking statements.

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    Unisys to Present at Raymond James Conference

    BLUE BELL, Pa., March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Unisys Corporation said today that it will participate at the Raymond James Institutional Investors Conference on Monday, March 4, in Orlando, Florida. Ed Coleman, Unisys chairman and chief executive officer, and Janet Haugen, Unisys chief financial officer, will present starting at 7:30 a.m. Eastern Time.

    Unisys will provide access to a live webcast of the presentation on the Unisys Investor Web site at A replay of the webcast will be available on the Unisys Investor Web site shortly after the live event.

    About Unisys

    Unisys is a worldwide information technology company. We provide a portfolio of IT services, software, and technology that solves critical problems for clients. We specialize in helping clients secure their operations, increase the efficiency and utilization of their data centers, enhance support to their end users and constituents, and modernize their enterprise applications. To provide these services and solutions, we bring together offerings and capabilities in outsourcing services, systems integration and consulting services, infrastructure services, maintenance services, and high-end server technology. With approximately 23,000 employees, Unisys serves commercial organizations and government agencies throughout the world. For more information, visit

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    CONTACT: Investor Contact: Niels Christensen, +1-215-986-6651,, or Media Contact: Jim Kerr, +1-215-986-5795,

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    GP Strategies Releases New Edition of Leading Out Loud Companion Leadership Program

    ELKRIDGE, Md., March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Global performance improvement solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation is pleased to announce the publication of the third edition of Leading Out Loud by thought leader and business partner, Terry Pearce, and the accompanying Leadership Development Program updated by GP Strategies' BlessingWhite division.

    Originally published in 1995, Leading Out Loud was prescient of the challenges executives would face in a networked, socially empowered world in which all leaders operate under the microscope. In this new and revised edition, Pearce explains how the events of recent years, including the information revolution, worldwide focus on terrorism, and the revelation of corporate scandals, have significantly increased the importance of leadership communication to build loyalty in organizations.

    In close collaboration with Pearce, BlessingWhite created a leadership development experience that provides leaders with principles and a framework (a Personal Leadership Communication Guide) and the skills to help leaders inspire others to willingly take action to effect change. Pearce examines the distinctions of leadership communication and the role it plays in helping leaders drive results while also building an inspired, purposeful culture.

    Thousands of leaders from world-class organizations have benefited from Pearce's teachings thanks to the book and the companion leadership program. Now, with over two decades of experience teaching the program and a new third edition, Pearce and BlessingWhite have revisited the leadership experience and the accompanying best practices to remain absolutely current with today's leadership communication challenges.

    Chris Brunone, Head of the Leadership Practice for GP Strategies' BlessingWhite division, stated, "Leaders are an organization's most powerful tool in driving positive change. The impact that Terry's work has had on helping leaders engage others in creating the future has been one of the most practical and fulfilling aspects of our work. Terry has truly challenged all of us to bring more of who we are to our work. He demands that the reader or the participant in the program develop a clear sense of purpose of what he or she is here to do."

    To learn more about the Leading Out Loud companion leadership program, visit:

    About GP Strategies
    GP Strategies Corporation is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. GP Strategies' solutions improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services, customized to meet the specific needs of its clients. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, manufacturing, process and energy industries, and other commercial and government customers. Additional information may be found at

    (C) 2013 GP Strategies Corporation. All rights reserved. GP Strategies and the GP Strategies logo design are trademarks of GP Strategies Corporation.

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    CONTACT: Fraser Marlow, BlessingWhite Director, Research,, +1-908-904-1000, or Jamie Coffey, Director,
    Communications,, +1-443-255-3400

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    MICROS To Present At The Raymond James 34th Annual Institutional Investors Conference

    COLUMBIA, Md., March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MICROS Systems, Inc. , a leading supplier of information systems to the hospitality and retail industries, today announced that its Executive Vice President of Investor Relations, Peter J. Rogers, Jr., will present at the Raymond James 34th Annual Institutional Investors Conference being held in Orlando, Florida from March 3rd to March 6th, 2013.

    Mr. Rogers will present at the conference from 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM, EST, on Monday, March 4, 2013. MICROS's investors and other interested parties who are not attending the respective conferences are invited to listen to the presentation via the webcast at the following webcast link:

    The presentation will be archived for a period of 30 days after the presentation.

    About MICROS Systems, Inc.

    MICROS Systems, Inc. provides enterprise applications for the hospitality and retail industries worldwide. Over 330,000 MICROS systems are currently installed in table and quick service restaurants, hotels, motels, casinos, leisure and entertainment, and retail operations in more than 180 countries, and on all seven continents. In addition, MICROS provides property management systems, central reservation and customer information solutions under the brand MICROS-Fidelio for more than 29,000 hotels worldwide, as well as point-of-sale, loss prevention, and cross-channel functionality through its MICROS-Retail division for more than 100,000 retail stores worldwide.

    MICROS stock is traded through NASDAQ under the symbol MCRS.

    Additional information about MICROS can be obtained by calling Peter J. Rogers, Jr., MICROS Executive Vice President of Investor Relations at 443.285.8059.

    The MICROS logo is a registered trademark of MICROS Systems, Inc.

    Peter J. Rogers, Jr.
    Executive Vice President, Investor Relations

    MICROS Systems, Inc.

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    Raytheon collaborates with DHS to bolster cyber resiliency for nation's most critical infrastructure

    WASHINGTON, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon is collaborating with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to operate as a commercial service provider under the recently expanded Enhanced Cybersecurity Services (ECS) program outlined in President Obama's Executive Order on Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. ECS is a voluntary information sharing program that assists critical infrastructure owners and operators as they improve the protection of their systems from unauthorized access, exploitation or data exfiltration.

    Under a Memorandum of Agreement, Raytheon will receive active, malicious cybersecurity threat information furnished by DHS. As a commercial service provider, Raytheon will be able to use these indicators to protect the defense industrial base and other sectors of critical infrastructure. Raytheon, through its broader managed security service offerings, will be able to quickly analyze threats and defend against them, bolstering mission assurance.

    "Information sharing and collaboration between government and industry partners is critical to defending our nation against the cyber threat," said Steven K. Hawkins, vice president of the Information Security Solutions product line for Raytheon's Intelligence and Information Systems business. "The Enhanced Cybersecurity Services program adds another layer of cyber resiliency for our nation's most critical resources."

    For 30 years, Raytheon has delivered information assurance through innovative strategies and responsive solutions to government and industry customers. With a far-reaching set of critical cybersecurity skills and comprehensive, resilient end-to-end solutions, Raytheon provides a multi-layered approach to help anticipate and withstand cyber attacks without compromise to mission.

    About Raytheon

    Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 91 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at and follow us on Twitter @raytheon.

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    Data Growth Rates High, With 30% of Organizations Experiencing 25% or More Expansion Per Year, According To New InformationWeek Reports ResearchBig data is a big driver, with 47% citing enterprise database/data warehouse pushing Tier 1 growth

    SAN FRANCISCO, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Tech's InformationWeek Reports, a service provider for peer-based IT research and analysis, announced the release of its latest research report. The 2013 State of Storage report analyzes results from InformationWeek's poll of 314 business technology decision-makers, and features exclusive trending data.


    Research Summary:

    InformationWeek polled more than 300 business technology professionals, all of them involved with storage at their organizations. Survey results reveal that Ethernet is taking off, with a combined year-over-year boost of 20 points in iSCSI and FCoE. Security saw gains as well: 60% now encrypt at least some stored data. And, good help is hard to find, as 26% cite insufficient staffing as a top concern, up from 19% in 2012.


    --  63% say use of solid-state drives improves performance, unsurprisingly.
    But there's room to grow as just 28% of solid-state users have SSDs in
    31% or more of their arrays.
    --  42% have 100 terabytes or more under active management; 11% have 1
    petabyte or more, up from 9% in 2012.
    --  39% of decision-makers use some sort of cloud-based storage now; an
    additional 32% are considering.
    --  27% have consolidated storage into fewer, centrally managed systems.
    --  25% retain Office and SharePoint documents indefinitely, while an
    additional 18% have no policy for disposal, which generally translates
    to "indefinite." Twelve percent have no disposal policy for email, which
    can bite a company in e-discovery situations.

    The report author, Kurt Marko, is an IT industry veteran and an InformationWeek and Network Computing contributor.

    For full access to the research data, members can download now:

    "Reading between the lines of this survey, we see the virtualization and 'software-defined' trends finally giving storage admins better ways to optimize workloads," says Lorna Garey, content director of InformationWeek Reports. "Of course, it's still early days for SDN, but consolidation of storage and data networks mean that gains will benefit the entire infrastructure. Storage pros should be paying attention."

    For more information:
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    Content Director, InformationWeek Reports

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    UBM Tech is a global media business that provides information, events, training, data services, and marketing solutions for the technology industry. Its media brands and information services inform and inspire decision makers across the entire technology market-- engineers and design professionals, software and game developers, solutions providers and integrators, networking and communications executives, and business technology professionals. UBM Tech's industry-leading media brands include EE Times, Interop, Black Hat, InformationWeek, Game Developer Conference, CRN, and DesignCon. The company's information products include research, education, training, and data services that accelerate decision making for technology buyers. UBM Tech also offers a full range of marketing services based on its content and technology market expertise, including custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

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    Cantel Medical Corp. To Hold Conference Call To Discuss Results for Its Second Quarter Ended January 31, 2013

    LITTLE FALLS, N.J., March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CANTEL MEDICAL CORP. will release the results for its second quarter ended January 31, 2013 on Thursday, March 7 before the market opens, and hold a conference call to discuss the results at 11:00 AM ET. Participating in the call will be Charles M. Diker, Chairman; Andrew A. Krakauer, President and CEO; Jorgen B. Hansen, Executive Vice President and COO; and Craig A. Sheldon, Senior Vice President, CFO and Treasurer.

    To participate in the conference call, dial (877) 407-8033 approximately 5 to 10 minutes before the beginning of the call. If you are unable to participate, a digital replay of the call will be available from Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 2:00 PM through midnight on May 7, 2013 by dialing (877) 660-6853 and using conference ID # 410008.

    The call will be simultaneously broadcast live over the Internet on at A replay of the webcast will be available on Vcall for 90 days.

    About Cantel Medical Corp.

    Cantel Medical Corp. is a leading provider of infection prevention and control products in the healthcare market. Our products include water purification equipment, sterilants, disinfectants and cleaners, specialized medical device reprocessing systems for endoscopy and renal dialysis, disposable infection control products primarily for dental and GI endoscopy markets, dialysate concentrates and other dialysis supplies, hollow fiber membrane filtration and separation products for medical and non-medical applications, and specialty packaging for infectious and biological specimens. We also provide technical maintenance for our products and offer compliance training services for the transport of infectious and biological specimens. For further information, visit the Cantel website at

    Cantel Medical Corp.

    CONTACT: Andrew A. Krakauer, President & CEO of Cantel Medical Corp.,
    +1-973-890-7220, or Richard E. Moyer of Cameron Associates, Inc.,, +1-212-554-5466

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    NanoTech (NTEK) To Debut New Jumper Game At Amusement Expo 2013New Video Redemption Product to be Exhibited in Booth 1239 at Las Vegas Show

    SAN JOSE, Calif., March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NANOTECH GAMING LABS, a division of NANOTECH ENTERTAINMENT (OTCPINK: NTEK) today announced the debut of its first Video Redemption Game, JUMPER will be at the Amusement Expo 2013 in Las Vegas NV. The Amusement Expo will be held from March 20, 2013 to March 22, 2013 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

    Jeffrey A. Foley CEO of NanoTech commented, "We are excited about the roll out of our first Video Redemption Coin-Op machine, Jumper. It is based on our new Video Redemption engine that has been in development for the past couple of years. We have combined that engine with some our proprietary Artificial Intelligence routines that allow for the machines to maximize earnings and replays while maintaining the highest level of enjoyment for the players." Foley continued, "We are looking forward to showing off the machine to Operators and Distributors at the Las Vegas show."

    The Amusement Expo is a focal point for the Coin-Op industry - serving as a showcase for the latest new equipment for the trade; providing hands-on information for buyers and sellers of the industry; and acting as the primary face-to-face conduit between trade partners in the coin machine business. Like many industry trade events, the AMOA Expo is the annual business barometer for the marketplace it serves. For those who need to keep abreast of the latest developments or want to maintain valuable contacts with fellow coin machine business men and women, the annually-conducted Expo is the place to be.

    Foley closed stating, "Jumper is the first in a line of new Coin-Op video redemption products based on the new NanoTech Gaming Labs 'Ticker' game engine. We have multiple products slated to run on the new platform. Ticker provides a cross platform, low cost deployment for machines while providing state of the art features and performance. The engine runs on a variety of hardware including Intel ATOM based PC boards, Broadcom SOC systems such as the Raspberry Pi, and many other dedicated single board computers. By having a flexible embedded engine, we can not only build exciting new machines, but also offer low cost upgrade kits to operators who wish to upgrade their existing cabinets to a fresh new game. We have conservatively forecasted our Ticker based games to generate several million in gross revenues and over a million dollars in profits for 2013. We are very excited about the debut of the first game this month."

    About NanoTech Entertainment
    Headquartered in San Jose, CA, with US operations in NV, MA, along with India and China, NanoTech Entertainment is a global technology company that focuses on all aspects of the entertainment industry. With three business units, focusing on Gaming, Media & IPTV and Mobile Apps, the company has a unique business model. The company has a diverse portfolio of products and technology. NanoTech Gaming Labs operates as a virtual manufacturer, developing its technology and games, and licensing them to third parties for manufacturing and distribution in order to keep its overhead extremely low and operations efficient in the new global manufacturing economy. NanoTech Media develops proprietary technology which it licenses to publishers for use in their products as well as creating and publishing unique content. NanoTech Communications develops and sells proprietary apps and technology in the Mobile and Consumer space. NanoTech is redefining the role of developers and manufacturers in the global market. More information about NanoTech Entertainment and its products can be found on the web at

    NanoTech Entertainment (OTCPINK: NTEK) trades on OTC Pink, the open marketplace for a wide spectrum of equity securities. Investors can find real-time quotes and market information at

    "Safe Harbor" Statement: Under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: The statements in the press release that relate to the company's expectations with regard to the future impact on the company's results from new products in development are forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Since this information may contain statements that involve risk and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, the company's actual results may differ materially from expected results.

    The NanoTech Entertainment logo is a trademark of NanoTech Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. "The Future of Television" is a service mark of NanoTech Entertainment, Inc., All Rights Reserved

    Contact: Denise Clifford Phone: (702) 518-7410 Email:

    NanoTech Entertainment

    Web site:

    Freeport Capital Inc. (CNSX: FAS) Hybrid PayTech To Launch In Its "UK" Debut At The Retail Business Technology Expo In London March 12 & 13

    MONTREAL, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Hybrid PayTech (CNSX: FAS) continues to expand its global footprint bringing forward innovative secured Credit, Pin Debit & EMV Mobile payment solutions enabling Smartphones, Tablets & PDA's for Enterprise and Retail merchants. Hybrid enables Banks, Telco's, Financial Institutions & Processors with a complete ECO System and Multi-OS environment only available through Hybrid globally with an agnostic multi device solution. The company will showcase its EMV strategy and product lineup including EMVl2 payment solutions and devices with EMV Signature and EMV Chip & Pin with a big kick off in the UK at the RBTE event. Hybrid until recently focused on North America and emerging markets, and with its strategic partners will be launching its Mobile Payment Strategy in the UK. The event is being held at Earls Court in London on March 12(th) and 13(th)- exhibit booth # 271.

    About the RBTE Event

    Where else can retailers, e-tailers and hospitality and leisure operators find the answer to all their business challenges under one roof? As well as showcasing a wide range of solutions, visitors to RBTE can take advantage of all the strategic and tactical advice that will be available to them. Covering the industries hot topics, from mobile to global expansion, RBTE is relevant to all the areas of a retail organisation, from Ops to HR.

    Covering end to end solutions that address retailer's needs, from the supply chain all the way to the customer, RBTE is a unique event. It combines an exhibition offering a comprehensive range of solutions and products from a wide range of exhibitors, from leading ERP vendors to smaller, boutique solution providers with a FREE informative and interactive education programming incorporating a dynamic seminar and conference programme, with 4 seminar theatres and 2 Pecha Kucha theatres featuring over 140 independent presentations and discussions, workshops and inspirational features, plus a host of networking opportunities and hospitality - all under one roof AND it's free to attend!

    About Freeport Capital Inc.

    First Equity Strategy LLC (DBA; Hybrid Paytech is a subsidiary of Freeport Capital Inc. Based in Montreal, Canada; Hybrid Paytech is a technology leader in the mobile payment space for EMV Credit and Pin Debit acceptance. With a global footprint, Hybrid Paytech is an enabler of easily deployable payment systems focusing on EMV l1& L2 compliant solutions for quick merchant adoption in fleet, delivery, logistics and retail merchants over Smartphones, Tablets & PDA's on Five OS's.

    For further information on Hybrid PayTech, please visit and click on our corporate video presentation

    The Canadian National Stock Exchange (CNSX) has not reviewed this news release and does not accept responsibility for its adequacy or accuracy. This news release does not constitute a solicitation to buy or sell any securities in the United States

    Freeport Capital Inc.

    CONTACT: Freeport Capital Inc. (FAS:CNSX)
    Mr. Michele Tasillo (514) 394 5200

    EPA Recognizes IBM for Climate Change Leadership

    WASHINGTON, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM today was recognized for its supply chain leadership by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). IBM was presented with a 2013 Climate Leadership Award in Washington, D.C. by the EPA, the Association of Climate Change Officers, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, and The Climate Registry.


    IBM was cited for its ambitious emissions reduction goals, and for being at the leading edge of setting requirements for suppliers to measure, disclose and reduce their operational greenhouse gas emissions.

    The Climate Leadership Award is a national program that recognizes exemplary corporate, organizational and individual leadership in response to climate change. This year's recipients, who come from the public and private sectors, have demonstrated leadership in managing and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in internal operations and through the supply chain as well as integrating climate resilience into their operating strategies.

    "I commend IBM for leading by example with the company's outstanding actions to help reduce carbon pollution," said Gina McCarthy, assistant administrator for EPA's Office of Air and Radiation. "IBM and all our Climate Leadership Award winners are tackling the challenge of climate change with practical, common sense and cost-effective solutions to improve efficiency and cut waste."

    "For IBM, environmental leadership is essential to building a smarter planet," said Wayne Balta, IBM Vice President, Corporate Environmental Affairs and Product Safety. "We are always looking for ways to improve environmental performance throughout the company, including supply chain management that advance sustainability."

    IBM is committed to doing business with environmentally responsible suppliers. In 2010, the company communicated a new set of requirements to its "first-tier" suppliers -- those firms with which IBM holds a direct commercial relationship - requiring them to establish and sustain a management system to address their corporate and environmental responsibilities. Specifically, suppliers are required to:

    --  Define, deploy, and sustain a management system that addresses corporate
    responsibility, including supplier conduct and environmental protection
    --  Measure performance and establish quantifiable environmental goals
    --  Publicly disclose results associated with these environmental goals and
    other environmental aspects of their management system
    --  Cascade these requirements to their own suppliers

    IBM's sustainability initiatives go well beyond its corporate practices. Most recently, IBM is collaborating with the University of Michigan's Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, together with the World Environment Center, on a program that offers graduate students opportunities to work with leading global companies while pursuing their studies in sustainability development. The program, called the Erb/WEC Fellowships, is a part of IBM's efforts to develop next-generation skills and real-life learning opportunities for tomorrow's workforce.

    For more information go to: http:///

    Laurie Friedman, IBM
    914 499 4608

    PRN Photo Desk, IBM

    Web site:

    Verizon CFO to Speak at Deutsche Bank Conference on March 4

    NEW YORK, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fran Shammo, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Verizon Communications Inc. , will speak at the Deutsche Bank 21st Annual Media, Internet & Telecom Conference in Palm Beach, Fla., on Monday, March 4. His presentation will be webcast beginning at approximately 7:50 a.m. Eastern time. Access instructions will be available on Verizon's Investor Relations Web site,

    VERIZON'S ONLINE NEWS CENTER: Verizon news releases, executive speeches and biographies, media contacts, high quality video and images, and other information are available at Verizon's online News Center at To receive news releases by e-mail, visit the News Center and register for customized automatic delivery of Verizon news releases.

    Verizon Communications Inc.

    CONTACT: Bob Varettoni, +1-908-559-6388,

    Web site:

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    Tyco International to Host 2013 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders

    SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tyco will host its 2013 Annual General Meeting of shareholders on March 6, 2013 at the Park Hyatt Zurich, Beethoven-Strasse 21, 8002 Zurich, Switzerland. The Annual General Meeting will begin at 3:00 p.m. Central European Time. During the meeting, shareholders will vote on the proposals previously published in the Invitation to the Annual General Meeting and contained in materials first sent to shareholders on or about January 22, 2013.

    The meeting will be simultaneously audio cast in a listen-only mode and can be accessed as follows:

    --  Website -- at with a replay available until
    March 20, 2013.
    --  Telephone -- The telephone dial-in number for participants in the United
    States is (888) 324-7201. The telephone dial-in number for participants
    outside the United States is (212) 287-1670. The passcode for all
    callers is 9301783.

    An audio replay will be available beginning at noon Central European Time on March 7, 2013 and ending at 11:59 p.m. Central European Time on March 20, 2013. The dial-in number for participants in the United States is (866) 498-3466. For participants outside the United States, the replay dial-in number is (203) 369-1792. The replay access code for all callers is 4866.


    Tyco is the world's largest pure-play fire protection and security company. Tyco provides more than three million customers around the globe with the latest fire protection and security products and services. A company with $10+ billion in revenue, Tyco has more than 70,000 employees in more than 1,000 locations across 50 countries serving various end markets, including commercial, institutional, governmental, retail, industrial, energy, residential and small business. For more information, visit the new


    CONTACT: Investor Relations, Antonella Franzen, +1-609-720-4665,, or Joe Longo, +1-609-720-4545,, or
    Media, Ira Gottlieb, +1-609-610-1999,, or Brett
    Ludwig, +1-609-216-3255,

    Web site:

    Meru Networks to Participate at Upcoming Investor Conferences

    SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Meru Networks, Inc., , a leader in virtualized wireless LAN solutions, today announced that Brett White, Chief Financial Officer, will be presenting at the following upcoming investor conferences:


    UBS Trends in Wireless Conference Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 Time: Hosting Investor Meetings throughout the day Wedbush Securities Transformational Technologies Management Access Conference Date: Thursday, March 7, 2013 Time: 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) /11:30 a.m. (Pacific Time) Location: Le Parker Meridien Hotel, New York City, NY

    A live and archived audio webcast of the Wedbush Securities Transformational Technologies Management Access Conference presentation will be available on the investor relations section of Meru's website at

    About Meru Networks, Inc.

    Meru Networks designs, develops, and distributes virtualized wireless LAN solutions that provide enterprises with the performance, reliability, predictability and operational simplicity of a wired network with the advantages of mobility. Meru Networks eliminates the deficiencies of multichannel, client-controlled architectures with its innovative, single-channel, virtualized network architecture that easily handles device density and diversity. Meru wireless LAN solutions are deployed in major vertical industries including Fortune 500 businesses, education, hospitality, healthcare and retail supply chain. Founded in 2002, Meru is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with operations in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Visit or call (408) 215-5300 for more information.

    Investor contact:
    Steve Pasko
    Market Street Partners
    (415) 445-3238

    PRN Photo Desk, Meru Networks, Inc.

    Web site:

    DMH International Announces FDA Approval of TouchPACSDMH International announces FDA approval of their medical imaging software, TouchPACS, created by their subsidiary Touch Medical Solutions.

    CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DMH International , announced that their wholly-owned subsidiary, Touch Medical Solutions, Inc (TMSI) has received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (US-FDA) for their medical imaging software suite, TouchPACS. The software is approved as a Class II medical device.

    "The FDA approval has allowed for the immediate marketing of our PACS software," explained Rik J Deitsch, CEO of DMH International. "TouchPACS is now registered as a Class II medical device and can be sold to hospitals, clinics, radiology centers and physician offices for all of their imaging needs," he concluded.

    TouchPACS is a cutting edge software suite for the PACS medical imaging market (Picture Archiving and Communications Systems). The market was valued at approximately $2.8 billion in 2010 and it is expected to grow to over $5.4 billion by 2017, according to, a research firm based out of Rockville, Md.

    About DMH International.
    DMH International, through it's subsidiary, Touch Medical Solutions, is a medical software and device company specializing in PACS (Picture Archiving and Communications Systems), EHR (Electronic Hospital records), EMR (Electronic Medical Records), PHR (Personal Health Records), Medical Transcription, and Paperless Medical Office Solutions. For additional information about Touch Medical Solutions, visit:

    SEC Disclaimer
    This press release contains forward-looking statements. The words or phrases "would be," "will allow," "intends to," "will likely result," "are expected to," "will continue," "is anticipated," "estimate," "project," or similar expressions are intended to identify "forward-looking statements." Actual results could differ materially from those projected in DMH International's ("the Company's") business plan. The FDA approval of TouchPACS should not be construed as an indication in any way whatsoever of the future value of the Company's common stock or its present or future financial condition. The Company's filings may be accessed at the SEC's Edgar system at Statements made herein are as of the date of this press release and should not be relied upon as of any subsequent date. The Company cautions readers not to place reliance on such statements. Unless otherwise required by applicable law, we do not undertake, and we specifically disclaim any obligation, to update any forward-looking statements to reflect occurrences, developments, unanticipated events or circumstances after the date of such statement.

    Bob or Britt Christian
    Champions Financial

    DMH International

    Web site:, Inc. to Report Fourth Quarter 2012 Earnings on March 13, 2013

    CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --, Inc. today announced that it will release its fourth quarter 2012 results on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, and the company will hold a conference call at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. On the call, the company will also be providing information regarding its first quarter and full year 2013 guidance. Those interested in participating in the conference call may dial in five minutes prior to the start. The call will be simultaneously web cast via the company's web site at

    (Logo: )

    Conference call
    Dial in #: 877-606-1416
    707-287-9313 outside the United States/Canada

    To listen to a replay of the call
    Toll free #: 855-859-2056
    404-537-3406 outside the United States/Canada
    Replay Passcode: 18075511

    Replay will be available beginning at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday March 13, until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday March 27, 2013.

    About, Inc., Inc. is the parent of several brands and businesses that provide information, tools, advice, products and services for critical transactions in consumers' lives. Our family of brands includes: LendingTree(R), GetSmart(R), DegreeTree(R), LendingTreeAutos(SM), DoneRight!(R), ServiceTree(SM), and InsuranceTree(R). Together, these brands serve as an ally for consumers who are looking to comparison shop for loans, education, auto, home services and other services from multiple businesses and professionals who will compete for their business., Inc. is headquartered in Charlotte, N.C. and maintains operations solely in the United States. For more information, please visit

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    CONTACT: Investor Relations, +1-704-943-8453,

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    As Seen On TV, Inc. and, Inc. Announce Closing of MergerMerger Expected to Accelerate Growth of Meal Delivery Business

    CLEARWATER, Fla., March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As Seen On TV, Inc. (OTCQB: ASTV), a direct response marketing company, and, Inc., a provider of convenient at-home diet, fitness and healthy lifestyle solutions, today announced the closing of their merger effective February 28, 2013.

    As previously disclosed, under the terms of the merger agreement, As Seen On TV issued 19,077,252 shares of its common stock in exchange for all of the issues and outstanding shares of common stock. has now become a 100% wholly-owned subsidiary of As Seen On TV. The transaction is expected to be tax free to eDiets' shareholders and is being done on a stock-for-stock basis. Shares of eDiets common stock, which previously traded under the symbol "DIET," will now cease trading.

    Steve Rogai, CEO of As Seen On TV, Inc., stated, "We are pleased to announce the closing of the merger with eDiets and remain excited about the combined synergies of our two companies. There are tremendous combined savings and growth potential for both companies using our unique direct response and live shopping channel experience."

    Kevin Richardson, Chairman of eDiets, stated, "We are excited about the combined growth opportunities of our two companies as we leverage each other's strengths."

    Merger Highlights

    --  The merger enhances As Seen On TV's ability to achieve its strategic
    objective of becoming one of the top providers of direct response
    --  The merger will enable As Seen On TV to expand and diversify its product
    offering to its customers;
    --  The merger will enable opportunities for increased growth through the
    expansion of channels of distribution for existing products and
    --  Anticipated synergies from the merger, including operating a larger
    entity with greater critical mass of direct response marketing which
    could reduce the media buying pricing for the combined company and lower
    expenses due to an elimination in certain duplicate administrative costs
    (finance departments, legal, marketing and public company expenses);
    --  The merger will enable opportunities for increased growth through the
    ability to cross-sell existing products and services.

    About As Seen On TV, Inc.
    As Seen On TV, Inc. is a direct response marketing company and owner of We identify, develop and market consumer products for global distribution via TV, Internet and retail channels. As Seen On TV, Inc. was established by Kevin Harrington, a pioneer of direct response television. For more information go to and

    About, Inc., Inc. is a leading provider of personalized nutrition, fitness and weight-loss programs., Inc. features its award-winning, fresh-prepared diet meal delivery service as one of the more than 20 popular diet plans sold directly to members on its flagship site, The company also provides a broad range of customized wellness and weight management solutions for Fortune 500 clients.'s unique infrastructure offers businesses, as well as individuals, an end-to-end solution strategically tailored to meet its customers' specific goals of achieving a healthy lifestyle. For more information go to

    Forward-Looking Statements:
    In accordance with the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, we caution you that, whether or not expressly stated, certain statements made in this news release that reflect management's expectations regarding future events and economic performance are forward-looking in nature and, accordingly, are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. This news release contains forward-looking statements about the Company including statements about the Company's expectations (i) regarding potential savings and growth resulting from the merger;(ii) regarding the ability of As Seen On TV to achieve its strategic objectives as a result of the merger; (iii) regarding the synergies anticipated to result from the merger; (iv) regarding the potential benefits to be derived from our association with CeeLo Green; and (v) regarding market demand for our products. We wish to caution readers that certain important factors may have affected and could in the future affect our actual results and could cause actual results to differ significantly from those expressed in any forward-looking statement,including, but not limited to: (i) our ability to integrate the operations of eDiets and As Seen On TV; (ii) our ability to realize potential savings, growth opportunities and synergies from the merger and (iii) that we will be able to obtain the additional financial support required in order to remain in business. With respect to all these statements, these factors include those risk factors set forth in filings by As Seen On TV and eDiets with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including As Seen On TV's annual report on Form 10-K for fiscal year ended March 31, 2012 and eDiets' annual report on Form 10-K for fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, together with both companies' quarterly reports on Form 10-Q.

    Contact Information:
    Jeff Ramson
    ProActive Capital Group
    641 Lexington Avenue, 6th Floor
    New York, NY 10022

    As Seen On TV, Inc.

    Web site:

    MasTec Announces Offering of Senior Notes

    CORAL GABLES, Fla., March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MasTec, Inc. today announced that it will offer $350,000,000 aggregate principal amount of senior notes in a registered public offering.

    The senior notes will be MasTec's senior unsecured unsubordinated obligations and will rank equally in right of payment with any existing and future unsubordinated debt, and senior in right of payment to any existing and future subordinated debt. The senior notes will be effectively junior to MasTec's secured debt, including MasTec's existing credit facility, to the extent of the value of the assets securing that debt. The senior notes will be guaranteed on an unsecured unsubordinated basis by MasTec's domestic subsidiaries that guarantee MasTec's existing credit facility.

    MasTec intends to use a portion of the net proceeds from the senior notes offering to fund the repurchase of MasTec's $150 million aggregate principal amount of 7.625% senior notes due 2017 pursuant to MasTec's separately announced concurrent tender offer and consent solicitation, to fund the redemption of any such notes not tendered in the tender offer and to repay the outstanding balance under MasTec's existing credit facility. MasTec expects to use the remaining net proceeds for working capital and other general corporate purposes. Pending such usage, MasTec expects to invest the proceeds in short term instruments.

    The closing of the senior notes offering is subject to customary conditions but is not contingent on the successful completion of the tender offer.

    Barclays, Morgan Stanley and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey are acting as joint book-running managers of the offering.

    This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the senior notes, nor shall there be any sale of the senior notes in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. A shelf registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and is effective. A written preliminary prospectus and accompanying base prospectus for this offering describing the terms of the offering and meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933 (other than a free writing prospectus as defined in Securities Act Rule 405) will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and when available may be obtained for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at or by contacting Barclays, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, by calling toll free at (888) 603-5847, or by emailing, Morgan Stanley at 180 Varick Street, Second Floor, New York, New York 10014, Attention: Prospectus Department or by email at, and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey at 3333 Peachtree Road, Tenth Floor, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, Attention: High Yield Syndicate or by calling (404) 439-7554.

    About MasTec, Inc.

    MasTec, Inc. is a leading infrastructure construction company operating mainly throughout North America across a range of industries. MasTec's activities include, but are not limited to, the engineering, building, installation, maintenance and upgrade of energy, utility and communications infrastructure, including: electrical utility transmission and distribution; power generation; natural gas and petroleum pipeline infrastructure; wireless, wireline and satellite communications; wind farms, solar farms and other renewable energy infrastructure; and industrial infrastructure. MasTec's customers are primarily in these industries. MasTec's corporate website is located at Jose Mas, CEO of MasTec, has led MasTec since April of 2007.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and assumptions, including further or continued economic downturns, reduced capital expenditures, reduced financing availability, customer consolidation and technological and regulatory changes in the industries we serve; market conditions, technical and regulatory changes that affect us or our customers' industries; our ability to accurately estimate the costs associated with our fixed-price and other contracts and performance on such projects; our ability to replace non-recurring projects with new projects; our ability to retain qualified personnel and key management, including from acquired businesses, enforce any noncompetition agreements, integrate acquired businesses within the expected timeframes and achieve the revenue, cost savings and earnings levels from such acquisitions at or above the levels projected; the impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and any similar local or state tax legislation and other regulations affecting renewable energy, electrical transmission, broadband and related projects and expenditures; the effect of state and federal regulatory initiatives, including costs of compliance with existing and future environmental requirements; our ability to attract and retain qualified managers and skilled employees; trends in oil and natural gas prices; increases in fuel, maintenance, materials, labor and other costs; fluctuations in foreign currencies; the timing and extent of fluctuations in geographic, weather, equipment and operational factors affecting the industries in which we operate; any material changes in estimates for legal costs or case settlements or adverse determinations on any claim, lawsuit or proceeding; the highly competitive nature of our industry; our dependence on a limited number of customers; the ability of our customers, including our largest customers, to terminate or reduce the amount of work, or in some cases prices paid for services on short or no notice under our contracts; the impact of any unionized workforce on our operations, including labor availability and relations; liabilities associated with multiemployer union pension plans, including underfunding and withdrawal liabilities, for our operations that employ unionized workers; any liquidity issues related to our securities held for sale; the adequacy of our insurance, legal and other reserves and allowances for doubtful accounts; any exposure related to our divested state Department of Transportation projects and assets; restrictions imposed by our credit facility, senior notes, convertible notes and any future loans or securities; the outcome of our plans for future operations, growth and services, including business development efforts, backlog, acquisitions and dispositions; any dilution or stock price volatility which shareholders may experience in connection with shares we may issue as consideration for earn-out obligations in connection with past or future acquisitions, or as a result of conversions of convertible notes or other stock issuances; as well as other risks detailed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results may differ significantly from results expressed or implied in these statements. We do not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements.

    J. Marc Lewis, Vice President-Investor Relations
    305-406-1886 fax

    MasTec, Inc.

    Web site:

    U-Haul Partners with Brophy Marketing Services and Aurasma to Bring the U-Haul Moving and Self Storage Midtown Location to Life

    DETROIT, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul is partnering with local Detroit business Brophy Marketing Services and Aurasma to bring the U-Haul Moving and Self-Storage of Midtown location to life with a new technology called augmented reality (AR) that can be used with any iOS or Android device.



    The new AR technology takes what's real and what's computer generated to a whole new level by incorporating picture recognition with content marketing, all of which allows consumers to take a step inside a product as opposed to seeing just a one-dimensional image.

    "Utilizing AR technology in this way makes perfect sense for U-Haul. It is a powerful tool that will show customers exactly how U-Haul is revitalizing this building, and it is also one hundred percent consistent with our intentions to fit in and work with all local businesses large or small," stated Stuart Shoen, executive vice president, U-Haul International, Inc. "It is our goal to enrich every community we are a part of, and this is just one example of how."

    Using this exciting new technology requires just a few simple steps and an Internet connection - Wi-Fi is recommended for app installation.

    Step 1: From your iOS or Android device, download "Brophy ViewAR" from the iOS App Store or Google Play.

    Step 2: Go to the new U-Haul Moving and Self-Storage of Midtown location at 899 W. Baltimore.

    Step 3: Launch the Brophy ViewAR app and allow it to use your location.

    Step 4: Look for this sign on the Baltimore Street entryway. Using the app, stand several feet back and point your device's camera at the specified entryway to access special content about U-Haul Moving and Self-Storage of Midtown.

    About U-Haul
    U-Haul was founded by a Navy veteran who grew up during the Great Depression. Tires and gas were still rationed or in short supply during the late 1940s when U-Haul began serving U.S. customers. Today, that background is central to the U-Haul Sustainability Program: "Serving the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." Our commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle includes fuel-efficient moving vans, neighborhood proximity, moving box reuse, moving pads made from discarded material and packing peanuts that are 100% biodegradable. Learn more about these facts and others at

    Since 1945, U-Haul has been the choice for the do-it-yourself mover. U-Haul customers' patronage has enabled the Company to maintain the largest rental fleet in the do-it-yourself moving industry which includes trucks, trailers and towing devices. U-Haul also offers storage throughout North America. The Company provides industry leading moving and storage boxes and an extended line of packing supplies to protect customer possessions. U-Haul is the consumer's number one choice as the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket. The Company supplies alternative-fuel for vehicles and backyard grills as one of the nation's largest retailers of propane.

    About Aurasma
    Changing the way people see and interact with the world. Since launching in 2011, Aurasma has quickly risen to become the world's leading augmented-reality platform with more than 16,000 partners operating in over 100 countries. Our vision is to enable an augmented world, where every image, object and place has its own Aura.

    About Brophy Marketing Services
    Brophy Marketing Services provides PreMedia Services for global advertisers, consumer products companies, and creative agencies. Brophy works with companies to deliver streamlined volume advertising and packaging with greater flexibility to choose their marketing partners. BMS combines their technical experience with creative ideas to deliver bold Enhanced Marketing strategies. Brophy has been focused on research, quality and service since 1939.

    Joanne Fried
    Ashleigh Wagner
    U-Haul Public Relations
    (602) 263-6194

    PRN Photo Desk, U-Haul

    SAP(R) Scouting Solution Enables Sports Franchises to Draft Players More EfficientlyDeveloped in Partnership With the San Francisco 49ers, Solution Transforms Scouting and Player Evaluation Processes for Professional Sports Teams

    BOSTON, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP AG today announced the launch of the SAP(R) Scouting solution, an enterprise offering that will enable sports franchises to improve their ability to identify and acquire the talent that fuels their teams' on-field success. SAP developed the solution in partnership with the National Football League's (NFL) San Francisco 49ers during preparation for the 2013 NFL Draft. The announcement was made at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, being held March 1-2 in Boston.


    SAP Scouting will bring together the power of cloud and in-memory technologies to help teams take a major step forward in incorporating the use of technology to help drive key player personnel decisions. With the solution, sports teams across leagues will be able to continuously and systematically improve their scouting and player evaluation processes. SAP Scouting will enable teams to:

    --  Provide scouts, executives, coaches and trainers with the ability to
    access and easily enter player evaluations with a modern, easy-to-use
    application powered by the SAP HANA(R) platform, SAP's in-memory
    computing platform.
    --  Create a complete and unified picture of each prospect by bringing
    together information from qualitative evaluations with quantitative
    information from scouting databases and other sources
    --  Compare prospects in real time and benchmark them against professionals
    at their position
    --  Collaborate to develop a draft-day strategy with an interactive draft

    These capabilities will empower teams to transform scouting and player evaluation processes, making them more efficient so that they can execute faster, smarter and simpler as they prepare for draft day. By creating a persistent, player-centric data model, teams will also be able to create a strong foundation for the application of more advanced analytics for roster optimization in the future.

    "We continue to work in partnership with SAP in an effort to develop a comprehensive, state of the art solution for our scouting department," said San Francisco 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke. "It is being designed to collect, manage and view every aspect our scouting department utilizes to evaluate a prospect's current and projected level of performance. While the development is ongoing, the solution is already helping us analyze testing and performance data at a level previously unavailable to our department."

    "SAP is committed to delivering world-class solutions that help teams improve on-field performance and enhance the fan experience," said Vishal Sikka, member of the Executive Board of SAP AG, Technology and Innovation. "By partnering with the San Francisco 49ers, true visionaries in the sports industry, we've been able to develop a groundbreaking solution based on the SAP HANA platform that will help them drive a competitive edge."

    SAP Scouting is one solution in a wider portfolio that SAP offers for the sports and entertainment industry. The offerings include real-time analytics and applications that enable sports franchises to maximize team performance, deepen fan engagement, optimize business efficiency and support them in maximizing revenues.

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    Elsevier Providing Online Education and Training to United Cerebral Palsy National Affiliates

    PHILADELPHIA, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

    Curriculum to reach nearly a quarter million individuals globally

    Elsevier [ ], a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, has entered into an agreement with United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) to offer the College of Direct Support [ ] online education and training, included in the DirectCourse [ ] curricula portfolio, to UCP's network of nearly 100 affiliates across the U.S. The College of Direct Support online curriculum consists of more than 50 courses for direct support professionals and is managed in collaboration with Elsevier and the University of Minnesota's Research and Training Center on Community Living.

    "The College of Direct Support curriculum is perfect for our organization," said Anita Porco, Vice President of Affiliate Network at UCP. "These courses offer another way for organizations to improve care, build relationships with and retain staff, and advance careers. Offering training such as this helps staff improve and become better care workers and caregivers."

    The UCP network supports nearly 200,000 individuals with cerebral palsy and a spectrum of developmental disabilities, with hundreds of employees across the United States, Canada and Australia.

    "The DirectCourse/College of Direct Support curriculum is an effective tool for UCP affiliates of all sizes," said Bill Tapp, Director, Elsevier's DirectCourse. "It provides support for smaller organizations that may not have the resources for specific, on-site training, while larger organizations can benefit greatly from the convenience of an online curriculum, offering multiple employees from various locations around the country localized online instruction."

    About DirectCourse

    The DirectCourse online curricula, including College of Direct Support, College of Employment Services and College of Personal Care and Assistance, and College of Recovery and Community Inclusion, are designed to help those who support people with developmental, intellectual and physical disabilities, including older adults, build more rewarding careers. The curricula has been developed through a collaboration between Elsevier and various nationally designated centers of excellence and universities, including the University of Minnesota's Research and Training Center on Community Living, the Institute for Community Inclusion at University of Massachusetts Boston, the Center for Personal Assistance Services at the University of California, San Francisco, and the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities.

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    Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet [ ] and Cell [ ], and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include ScienceDirect [ ], Scopus [ ], Reaxys [ ], ClinicalKey [ ] and Mosby's Suite [ ], which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite [ ] and MEDai's Pinpoint Review [ ], which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

    A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier [ ] employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC [ ], a world-leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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    AT&T Invested Nearly $50 Million In Rhode Island From 2010 Through 2012 To Enhance Speeds, Reliability And Performance For CustomersExpanded 4G LTE Coverage, New Cell Sites and Boosted Capacity Drive Improved Customer Experience

    PROVIDENCE, R.I., March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* invested nearly $50 million in its Rhode Island wireless and wireline networks from 2010 through 2012, with a focus on expanding 4G LTE mobile Internet coverage and enhancing the overall performance of its networks.**

    AT&T has made nearly 175 wireless network upgrades in six key categories in Rhode Island during 2012, including activating new cell sites, adding capacity, upgrading cell sites to provide fast 4G LTE mobile Internet speeds, deploying high-capacity Ethernet connections to cell sites, and adding or upgrading Distributed Antenna Systems, which boost wireless coverage and capacity in buildings and at major venues like convention halls or sports arenas.

    "We know our customers depend on us for fast, reliable mobile Internet connections at home, work and everywhere in between," said Steve Krom, vice president and general manager, AT&T New England. "Delivering for our Rhode Island customers is a top priority and our ongoing investment here is designed to deliver a superior mobile Internet experience, encompassing speed, coverage and reliability."

    AT&T launched 4G LTE in the Providence area in December 2012. AT&T 4G LTE is the latest generation of wireless network technology and provides faster mobile Internet speeds and improved performance on a variety of mobile smartphones and tablets.

    The AT&T 4G LTE network has been nationally recognized for its speed and coverage. AT&T 4G LTE delivered faster average download speeds than any of the competitors in PCWorld's most recent 13-market speed tests, and telecommunications industry analyst firm Frost and Sullivan awarded AT&T its North American Mobile Network Strategy Award for the second year in a row in 2012.

    "Broadband access is a priority we often hear about as we travel around the state, no matter the location, because it is such a powerful driver for economic development," said Governor Lincoln Chafee. "This investment by AT&T to expand its mobile Internet network will help more Rhode Islanders and Rhode Island businesses stay connected in today's fast-moving technological world."

    "Across Rhode Island, this robust investment in the AT&T wireless and wireline networks is important to spurring the economy and creating jobs. In our wireless world, mobile and broadband networks help create economic opportunities for health care, manufacturing, education, transportation and public safety and virtually every other economic sector," said Patricia Jacobs, president, AT&T New England.

    Planned Investment to Expand Reach of Wireless and Wired Broadband

    AT&T recently launched Project Velocity IP (VIP), a three-year investment initiative to expand and enhance its wireless and wired IP broadband networks. As part of Project VIP, AT&T plans to increase the density of its wireless network by deploying more than 10,000 macro sites, more than 1,000 distributed antenna systems, and more than 40,000 small cells. Through this initiative, we also plan to:

    --  Expand 4G LTE to cover more than 300 million people by year-end 2014
    --  Expand the AT&T wired IP broadband network to cover approximately 75
    percent of customer locations in our wired service area by year-end 2015
    --  Expand the AT&T fiber network to reach 1 million additional business
    locations by year-end 2015

    For more information about AT&T's coverage in Rhode Island or anywhere in the U.S., consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer. Using the online tool, AT&T customers can measure quality of coverage from a street address, intersection, ZIP code or even a landmark. For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit the AT&T network news page.

    *AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
    **Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. 4G speeds not available everywhere. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Compatible device and data plan required. Learn more at

    About AT&T
    AT&T Inc. is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse((R)) and AT&T ?DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.

    Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at This AT&T news release and other announcements are available at and as part of an RSS feed at Or follow our news on Twitter at @ATT.

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    GroveWare Technologies: Seeking Its Piece of the $1.3 Billion Market for Apps That Can Reduce Paper

    TORONTO, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GroveWare Technologies Ltd. (OTCQB: GROV) - a provider of enterprise mobile solutions connecting workforces by smartphones and tablet devices, continues its pursuit of both economic and ecological benefit. They do this by using their proprietary MobiTask mobile document technology to reduce and ultimately replace the use of paper for business.

    The market for apps that can reduce paper, such as what GroveWare provides, is estimated to be about $1.3 billion. "Our objective is to become the market leader of mobile process automation and capture 10 percent or more of this market within the next three years," comments Hrair Achkarian, GroveWare's CEO. This goal of Capturing 10 percent of this $1.3 billion market would result in $130 Million in Revenue.

    According to a recent report, U.S. businesses use around 21 million tons of paper every year. GroveWare's MobiTask technology, if applied, could replace the need for this paper consumption while providing lower costs, greater access, and improved storage for documents. A recent white paper commissioned by GroveWare suggests even small companies utilizing the GroveWare document technology, that rewards can be significant.

    With a Phase I implementation of GroveWare technology, an organization with 500 employees can save approximately $6,000 per month, or $72,000 per year:

    --  500 employees x 6 form submissions per month = 3,000 form submissions
    --  Cost of each form (printing, storage, and disposal) = $2
    --  3,000 forms per month x $2 per form = $6,000 per month
    --  $6,000 x 12 months = $72,000 per year

    "GroveWare's innovative technology is further validated by our partnership with technology leader, Verizon Wireless, Apple, and Samsung. We are on the path to become the standard in mobile e-forms technology," says Achkarian. "Because GroveWare's technology is utilized through an app and not a hard installation, our entry barriers are limited primarily to customer awareness. Like a music download, we can be anywhere and everywhere our customers need a superior technology to preserver documents from the office or field."

    The company has a significant amount of technology and there is not an equitable competitor in the industry at this point. This has positioned the company to secure a significant amount of market share with some of the larger industries in the world of commerce. The company has already penetrated such markets as government, education, construction, law enforcement, field force automation and general inspections.

    Stay informed on GroveWare Technologies developments by getting FREE news alerts & updates delivered directly to your mobile phone by texting GROV to 545454 from your cellular device or visit for more details.

    About GroveWare Technologies Ltd.

    GroveWare is one of North America's leading providers of mobile solutions to enterprise, connecting workforces by mobile device to a wide selection of ERP systems and helping American businesses and institutions to enhance productivity and improve profitability by mobilizing and automating business processes. GroveWare's showcase software, MobiTask, is a wireless client application compatible with all smartphones and tablets including: iPhone(R), iPad(R), BlackBerry(R), PlayBook(TM), and all devices using the Android(TM) or Windows Mobile(R) wireless platforms. MobiTask mobilizes employee tasks in the field and connects them directly to the organization's enterprise software systems. MobiTask allows organizations to rapidly and cost-effectively deploy mobile solutions for workers on the go. MobiTask provides the convenience of using dynamic electronic forms created using GroveWare's eXFORMA(TM) middleware to collect field data, manage workflow, HR and CRM tasks wirelessly, store documents locally and integrates quickly with most ERP systems and back-end databases on any application such as Oracle(R) e-Business Suite(TM), PeopleSoft(TM), SharePoint(TM), Kronos(R) Workforce Central(TM), MS Dynamics(TM) or SAP(R). Users can remotely and wirelessly clock-in/out, approve and initiate workflow tasks, or use dynamic e-Forms for inspections, licensing and data collection all from their smartphones. GroveWare is especially targeting the government, construction, healthcare, and law enforcement sectors and its successes to-date and rapidly growing interest from these and other quarters of business, provide exciting growth challenges and opportunities for the company.

    Safe Harbor Statement: Certain statements and information included in this release constitute "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Federal Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. 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 in such statements. Additional discussion of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from management's projections, estimates and expectations is contained in the Company's SEC filings. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or developments, except as required by federal securities laws.

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    Flexpoint Announces Partnership with Walker Component Group

    DRAPER, Utah, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Flexpoint Sensor Systems, Inc., (OTCQB: FLXT) today announced that it has expanded its manufacturing infrastructure through a new partnership with the Walker Component and Assembly Services Group, a value added manufacturing / assembly, electronic component distribution, and supply chain logistics firm.

    The Walker Component Group,, is a well-established manufacturing company with expertise and certifications, including ISO 9001:2008, ROHS and REACH certifications that will dramatically enhance Flexpoint's assembly infrastructure and assist to market products such as those that have been developed with HTK Engineering and Intertek. With numerous Fortune 100 clients, the Walker Group will add considerable experience, prestige, and confidence to every project that it enters into with Flexpoint.

    "This is a key strategic partnership" said Mark Rehder, Walker Component Group VP of Sales and Marketing. "Flexpoint's innovation and technology driven expertise combined with Walker's manufacturing and supply chain solutions provide the market with a compelling platform."

    "The partnership includes manufacturing, assembly and component acquisition services and is a key step toward finalizing deals with major companies who are working with Flexpoint, HTK, Intertek and others on various projects. The logistical concerns associated with producing these products on a large scale will be comfortably met through this partnership. Many groups we deal with are concerned about our smaller size and the ability to meet production deadlines and volumes. This is a large manufacturer that has the ability to produce, purchase, aggregate and assemble parts. They also will provide stockpiling and warehousing of parts so that components can be purchased in larger volumes at a better price instead of only on an as needed basis for smaller orders. This is also a group that can become the supplier for Intertek and users of the HTK Engineering system that will give customers confidence that orders will be filled in much the same way as the large automotive manufacturers use Tier - 1 suppliers when working with smaller companies. It overcomes the hurdle when a customer wants our product, but is concerned about the companies stability or our production capabilities," stated Flexpoint CEO Clark Mower

    "We are excited to be partnering with a company of the Walker Group's caliber, experience and reputation," continued Flexpoint CEO Clark Mower. "I am confident that this partnership represents a linchpin in our ongoing talks with major companies who are interested in our products. Now that we are associated with a distinguished and recognizable manufacturing partner, this should accelerate our negotiations with many of our current and future clients. Furthermore, it solidifies Flexpoint's role as a technological innovator and shifts key assembly and manufacturing capacities to the experts at the Walker Group. Our skill sets complement one another perfectly, and we are excited to see the progress we can make on existing deals, as well as new doors that open as a result of our combined capabilities. This arrangement should allow us both the opportunity and flexibility to begin large scale production of many products as early as this year."

    About Walker:
    Walker Component Group is an ISO 9001:2008 registered Electronic Component Distributor and Value Added Solution provider headquartered in Denver, Co. Walker has over one-thousand customers, from the Fortune 500, to the national, regional, and local company who regularly entrust their supply chain requirements to our strengths in Electronic Component Distribution and Value Added Solutions.

    About Flexpoint:
    Flexpoint Sensor Systems (OTCQB:FLXT) is an innovative technology firm specializing in developing products that feature the Company's patented Bend Sensor(R) and related technology. The Bend Sensor(R) is a groundbreaking sensing solution that is revolutionizing applications in the automotive, safety, medical and industrial industries. The Bend Sensor's single-layer, thin film construction cuts costs and mechanical bulk while introducing a range of functions and stylistic design possibilities that have never before been available in sensing technology. Flexpoint's technology and expertise have been recognized by the world's elite business and academic innovators for over 17 years. The company is setting a new standard for sensing solutions in the "smart" age of technology.

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    Stoneridge Reports Fourth-Quarter 2012 Results

    WARREN, Ohio, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

    --  Strong Cash Flow Drives Debt Reduction in 2012
    --  Continued Operating Improvements in the Fourth Quarter
    --  Reaffirms 2013 Guidance of $0.75 - $0.95 per share

    Stoneridge, Inc. today announced financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012.

    Fourth-quarter 2012 net sales were $222.7 million, an increase of $36.7 million, or 19.7%, compared with $186.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2011. The increase in the current quarter's net sales was primarily due to the consolidation of the operating results of PST, the Brazilian subsidiary of which the Company acquired controlling interest on December 29, 2011. Excluding PST in the fourth quarter of 2012, net sales were $178.3 million, a decrease of $7.8 million, or 4.2%, from the same period a year ago, primarily as a result of lower sales in the Company's Wiring business segment, including lower sales to a large North American commercial vehicle customer, and lower sales to European commercial vehicle customers in the Company's Electronics business segment.

    Net income for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $2.6 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, compared with net income of $38.6 million, or $1.56 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2011. The decrease in net income was primarily due to a $65.4 million pretax gain ($42.5 million after-tax gain) or $1.72 per share recognized in conjunction with Stoneridge's purchase of additional ownership in its Brazil-based PST joint venture on December 29, 2011.

    For the year ended December 31, 2012, the Company reported net sales of $938.5 million, a 22.6% increase from $765.4 million for the same period in 2011. The increase in the current year's net sales was primarily due to the consolidation of the operating results of PST. Excluding the net sales of PST in 2012, net sales were $758.1 million, a decrease of $7.3 million, or 1.0%, from a year ago, primarily as a result of lower sales in the Company's Wiring business segment and lower sales to European commercial vehicle customers in the Company's Electronics business segment.

    Net income for the year was $5.4 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, down from $49.4 million, or $2.00 per diluted share, for the prior year which included the $1.72 per share gain recognized in conjunction with the PST purchase.

    "As we announced in our press release of February 7, we finished 2012 with strong cash flow and we have exceeded our debt reduction targets. We finished the year generating approximately $49.1 million in free cash flow (net cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures)," said John C. Corey, President and Chief Executive Officer.

    As of December 31, 2012, Stoneridge's consolidated cash position was $44.6 million, a decrease of $34.2 million from December 31, 2011. The change in the cash balance was partially the result of the $19.8 million in cash used to fund the final portion of the PST transaction, which was completed on January 5, 2012. The Company also reduced its debt by $65.7 million during 2012. Stoneridge repaid $38.0 million of borrowing on its asset-based lending facility, and the remaining $27.7 million was primarily due to PST's repayment of indebtedness.

    "While our cost-reduction and other initiatives continued to drive gross margin and operating margin improvements in the fourth quarter compared with the second and third quarters of 2012, our earnings performance in the fourth quarter was below our expectations and due primarily to a slower recovery in the Brazilian market than anticipated and lower than expected sales in our European operations as European OEMs extended their holiday shutdown," Corey noted. "We have adjusted our cost structures to reflect the market weakness and expect to see continued financial improvement in 2013 and reaffirm our full 2013 guidance as published on February 7, 2013," Corey added.

    Wiring as a Separate Reporting Segment

    In the fourth quarter of 2012, Stoneridge changed its reportable segments in accordance with accounting guidelines, which will provide better visibility to Stoneridge's four operating segments: Control Devices, Electronics, PST and Wiring. The revised segment information constitutes a reclassification and has no impact on reported net income or earnings per share for any period. These changes do not restate information previously reported in the Consolidated Balance Sheets, Consolidated Statements of Operations, Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income, Consolidated Statements of Shareholders' Equity or Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Company for any period.

    Conference Call on the Web

    A live Internet broadcast of Stoneridge's conference call regarding 2012 fourth-quarter results can be accessed at 11 a.m. Eastern time on Friday, March 1, 2013, at, which will also offer a webcast replay.

    A Non-GAAP Financial Measure

    This press release includes the financial measure free cash flow. This measure is defined as a non-GAAP financial measure by the Securities and Exchange Commission and may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. The presentation of this financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. The Company believes that free cash flow is helpful when presented in conjunction with the net cash provided by operating activities, which was $75.5 million for 2012. Free cash flow is defined as net cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures. Reconciliation for 2012: Net cash provided by operating activities of $75.5 million less capital expenditures of $26.4 million equals free cash flow of $49.1 million. Free cash flow is considered a liquidity measure and provides useful information to management and investors about the amount of cash generated after the capital expenditures. A limitation of free cash flow is that it does not represent the total increase or decrease in the cash balance for the period.

    About Stoneridge, Inc.

    Stoneridge, Inc., headquartered in Warren, Ohio, is an independent designer and manufacturer of highly engineered electrical and electronic components, modules and systems principally for the commercial vehicle, automotive and agricultural, motorcycle and off-highway vehicle markets. Additional information about Stoneridge can be found at

    Forward-Looking Statements

    Statements in this release that are not historical fact are forward-looking statements, which involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in this release. Things that may cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, among other factors, the loss of a major customer; a significant volume change in commercial vehicle, automotive or agricultural, motorcycle and off-highway vehicle production; disruption in the OEM supply chain due to bankruptcies; a significant change in general economic conditions in any of the various countries in which the Company operates; labor disruptions at the Company's facilities or at any of the Company's significant customers or suppliers; the ability of the Company's suppliers to supply the Company with parts and components at competitive prices on a timely basis; customer acceptance of new products; and the failure to achieve successful integration of any acquired company or business. In addition, this release contains time-sensitive information that reflects management's best analysis only as of the date of this release. The Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect future events, information or circumstances that arise after the date of this release. Further information concerning issues that could materially affect financial performance related to forward-looking statements contained in this release can be found in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited) Three Months Ended For the years ended December 31, December 31, (in thousands, except per share data) 2012 2011 2012 2011 ------------------------------------ ---- ---- ---- ---- Net sales $222,725 $186,048 $938,513 $765,373 Costs and expenses: Cost of goods sold 168,116 153,730 713,869 618,596 Selling, general and administrative 45,961 34,957 195,915 128,306 Goodwill impairment charge - 4,945 - 4,945 -------------------------- --- ----- --- ----- Operating income (loss) 8,648 (7,584) 28,729 13,526 Interest expense, net 4,638 4,432 20,033 17,234 Equity in earnings of investees (317) (4,957) (760) (10,034) Gain on previously held equity interest - (65,372) - (65,372) Other expense, net 1,521 220 4,896 56 ------------------ ----- --- ----- --- Income before income taxes 2,806 58,093 4,560 71,642 Provision for income taxes 95 22,727 812 26,105 -------------------------- --- ------ --- ------ Net income 2,711 35,366 3,748 45,537 Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest 90 (3,209) (1,613) (3,820) --------------------------------------------------------- --- ------ ------ ------ Net income attributable to Stoneridge, Inc. $2,621 $38,575 $5,361 $49,357 ------------------------------------------- ------ ------- ------ ------- Earnings per share attributable to Stoneridge, Inc.: Basic $0.10 $1.58 $0.20 $2.04 ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- Diluted $0.10 $1.56 $0.20 $2.00 ------- ----- ----- ----- ----- Weighted average shares outstanding: Basic 26,435 24,380 26,377 24,181 ----- ------ ------ ------ ------ Diluted 27,177 24,760 27,032 24,645 ------- ------ ------ ------ ------

    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited) As of December 31 (in thousands) 2012 2011 ------------------------------- ---- ---- ASSETS Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $44,555 $78,731 Accounts receivable, less reserves of $3,394 and $1,485, respectively 141,503 162,354 Inventories, net 96,032 120,482 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 28,964 27,897 ----------------------------------------- ------ ------ Total current assets 311,054 389,464 -------------------- ------- ------- Long-term assets: Property, plant and equipment, net 119,147 124,944 Other assets Intangible assets, net 84,397 98,039 Goodwill 66,381 71,855 Investments and other long-term assets, net 11,712 11,193 ------------------------------------------- ------ ------ Total long-term assets 281,637 306,031 ---------------------- ------- ------- Total assets $592,691 $695,495 ------------ -------- -------- LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY Current liabilities: Current portion of debt $18,925 $44,246 Revolving credit facilities 1,160 39,181 Accounts payable 76,303 83,509 Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 57,081 90,994 ---------------------------------------------- ------ ------ Total current liabilities 153,469 257,930 ------------------------- ------- ------- Long-term liabilities: Long-term debt, net 181,311 183,711 Deferred income taxes 59,819 67,721 Other long-term liabilities 4,258 5,494 --------------------------- ----- ----- Total long-term liabilities 245,388 256,926 --------------------------- ------- ------- Shareholders' equity: Preferred Shares, without par value, authorized 5,000 shares, none issued - - Common Shares, without par value, authorized 60,000 shares, issued 28,433 and 27,097 shares and outstanding 27,913 and 26,222 shares at December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively, with no stated value - - Additional paid-in capital 184,822 170,775 Common Shares held in treasury, 520 and 875 shares at December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively, at cost (1,885) (1,870) Accumulated deficit (22,902) (28,263) Accumulated other comprehensive loss (10,282) (9,615) ------------------------------------ ------- ------ Total Stoneridge Inc. and subsidiaries shareholders' equity 149,753 131,027 Noncontrolling interest 44,081 49,612 ----------------------- ------ ------ Total shareholders' equity 193,834 180,639 -------------------------- ------- ------- Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $592,691 $695,495 ------------------------------------------ -------- --------

    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (Unaudited) Three months ended For the Years Ended December 31, December 31, Years ended December 31 (in thousands) 2012 2011 2012 2011 ------------------------------------- ---- ---- ---- ---- Net income $2,711 $35,366 $3,748 $45,537 ---------- ------ ------- ------ ------- Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax: Foreign currency translation adjustments (1,175) (2,505) (10,502) (5,971) Pension liability adjustments (27) - (27) - Unrealized gain on marketable securities - - - 16 Unrealized gain (loss) on derivatives 398 5,391 9,862 (7,722) ------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ------ Other comprehensive income (loss) (804) 2,886 (667) (13,677) -------------------------------- ---- ----- ---- ------- Consolidated comprehensive income 1,907 38,252 3,081 31,860 Comprehensive gain (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest 90 (3,209) (1,613) (3,820) ----------------------------------------------------------------- --- ------ ------ ------ Comprehensive income attributable to Stoneridge, Inc. $1,817 $41,461 $4,694 $35,680 ----------------------------------------------------- ------ ------- ------ -------

    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited) ---------- Years ended December 31 (in thousands) 2012 2011 ------------------------------------- ---- ---- OPERATING ACTIVITIES: Net cash provided by operating activities $75,545 $921 ----------------------------------------- ------- ---- INVESTING ACTIVITIES: Capital expenditures (26,352) (26,290) Proceeds from sale of fixed assets 521 3,863 Capital contribution from noncontrolling interest - 397 Business acquisitions, net of cash acquired (19,779) (7,753) ------------------------------------------- ------- ------ Net cash used for investing activities (45,610) (29,783) -------------------------------------- ------- ------- FINANCING ACTIVITIES: Proceeds from issuance of other debt 22,146 1,408 Repayments of other debt (48,327) (968) Revolving credit facility borrowings 21,579 38,993 Revolving credit facility payments (59,600) (554) Other financing costs - (605) Repurchase of shares to satisfy employee tax withholding (1,273) (752) ------------------------------------------------ ------ ---- Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities (65,475) 37,522 ------------------------------------------------ ------- ------ Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 1,364 (1,903) ------------------------------------------------ ----- ------ Net change in cash and cash equivalents (34,176) 6,757 Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 78,731 71,974 ------------------------------------------------ ------ ------ Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $44,555 $78,731 ------------------------------------------ ------- ------- Supplemental disclosure of non-cash financing activities: Change in fair value of interest rate swap $1,134 $4,095 Issuance of Common Shares for acquisition of additional PST interest $10,197 $5,113 ------------------------------------------------------- ------- ------

    Stoneridge, Inc.

    CONTACT: Kenneth A. Kure, Corporate Treasurer and Director of Finance,

    Web site:

    Maxcom Announces Amendments And Supplements To Offering Memorandum And Consent Solicitation Statement Dated February 20, 2013

    MEXICO CITY, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- - Maxcom Telecomunicaciones, S.A.B. de C.V. ("Maxcom" or the "Company") today announced that it has amended and supplemented the pending exchange offer (the "Exchange Offer") for any and all of its outstanding 11% Senior Notes due 2014 (the "Old Notes") for its Step-Up Senior Notes due 2020 (the "New Notes").

    The Company is extending the early participation date and the withdrawal date to 5:00 p.m. New York City Time on March 13, 2013 and is extending the expiration date to 5:00 p.m. New York City time on March 27, 2013. The expiration date of the concurrent equity tender offer for Maxcom's Series A Common Stock and related CPOs and ADSs (the "Equity Tender Offer") is also being extended and, under Mexican law, must be extended by at least five business days if extended at all. As a result, the expiration date of both the Exchange Offer and the Equity Tender Offer is being extended by five business days to March 27, 2013.

    The exchange agent for the Exchange Offer has advised the Company that as of 5:00 p.m., New York City Time, on February 28, 2013, no Old Notes had been tendered or withdrawn pursuant to the Exchange Offer. No tenders would be expected at this early stage of the Exchange Offer process.

    In addition, the Company is also amending and supplementing the Exchange Offer in order to (i) clarify that the Company will not consummate the Exchange Offer unless the Equity Tender Offer is consummated simultaneously, which triggers a binding obligation of the purchaser in the Equity Tender Offer to make a capital contribution to Maxcom, which capital contribution will be in the amount of approximately US$45 million, (ii) provide that the minimum principal amount of the Old Notes that must be tendered in order to participate in the Exchange Offer is US$2,000 and (iii) provide information about the Company's unaudited year-end and fourth quarter financial information for 2012.

    The complete terms and conditions of the Exchange Offer and consent solicitation are described in the Offering Memorandum and Consent Solicitation Statement, copies of which may be obtained by eligible holders of the Old Notes by contacting D.F. King & Co., Inc., the information agent for the Exchange Offer and consent solicitation, at (800) 967-4607 (toll free).

    The New Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or any state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements, and will therefore be subject to substantial restrictions on transfer.

    The Exchange Offer is being made, and the New Notes are being offered and issued, only to registered holders of Old Notes (i) in the United States who are "qualified institutional buyers," as that term is defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act and (ii) outside the United States and are persons who are not "U.S. persons," as that term is defined in Rule 902 under the Securities Act.

    This announcement is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the New Notes nor an offer to purchase Old Notes nor a solicitation of consents. The Exchange Offer and consent solicitation is being made solely by means of the Offering Memorandum and Consent Solicitation Statement and Letter of Transmittal.

    About Maxcom

    Maxcom, headquartered in Mexico City, Mexico, is a facilities-based telecommunications provider using a "smart-build" approach to deliver last-mile connectivity to micro, small and medium-sized businesses and residential customers in the Mexican territory. Maxcom launched commercial operations in May 1999 and is currently offering local, long distance, data, value-added, paid TV and IP-based services on a full basis in greater metropolitan Mexico City, Puebla, Tehuacan, San Luis, and Queretaro, and on a selected basis in several cities in Mexico. The information contained in this press release is the exclusive responsibility of Maxcom and has not been reviewed by the Mexican National Banking and Securities Commission (the "CNBV") or any other authority. The registration of the securities described in this press release before the National Registry of Securities (Registro Nacional de Valores) held by the CNBV, shall it be the case, does not imply a certification of the investment quality of the securities or of Maxcom's solvency. The trading of these securities by an investor will be made under such investor's own responsibility.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This document may include forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that are detailed from time to time in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings of the Company. Words such as "estimate," "project," "plan," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," and similar expressions may identify such forward-looking statements. The Company wants to caution readers that any forward-looking statement in this document or made by the company's management involves risks and uncertainties that may change based on various important factors not under the Company's control. These forward-looking statements represent the Company's judgment as of the date of this document. The Company disclaims, however, any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

    Maxcom Telecomunicaciones, S.A.B. de C.V.

    CONTACT: Manuel Perez, (52 55) 4770-1170,, for
    Maxcom Telecomunicaciones, S.A.B. de C.V.

    Iron Mountain Named as UK Business Superbrand 2013

    LONDON, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

    Independent experts name information management [ ]

    company as one of the UK's strongest business brands

    Leading storage and information management services company Iron Mountain [ ] has been named one of the UK's top business brands in 2013's Business Superbrands. Iron Mountain helps 150,000 organisations worldwide, including more than 85 per cent of FTSE Top 100 companies, to store and manage their critical business information. Despite its reputation among large companies, Iron Mountain had remained largely unknown in Europe, particularly in the mid-market.

    The recognition as a Business Superbrand marks a shift in brand awareness that is being driven by the company's integrated marketing and public relations strategy.

    The strategy supports growth in new markets and in particular targets mid-market companies across Europe. The campaign strategy was developed to enhance brand appeal to smaller companies, with content developed to help educate and answer business challenges at each stage of the buying cycle. This was Iron Mountain's first truly integrated campaign strategy with PR, online marketing, direct mail and event channels all aligned.

    Grounded in in-depth research, campaigns have focused on helping businesses to understand and respond to the risks associated with managing information, such as data protection [ ] .

    In 2011, Iron Mountain undertook research to evaluate awareness of its brand across the mid-market in the UK, France, Spain, the Netherlands and Hungary. Respondents were asked to name suppliers of services similar to those offered by Iron Mountain to test unprompted awareness and then to select suppliers of information management services from a list of names. Unprompted awareness was low to non-existent, while prompted awareness was marginally higher.

    "To be recognised as a Business Superbrand is testament to the success of our integrated approach to Marketing and PR across Europe, which has been fundamental in increasing brand appeal and awareness," explains Adelise Ashdown, Head of Marketing Communications and PR for Iron Mountain Europe.

    Stephen Cheliotis, Chief Executive, The Centre for Brand Analysis and Chairman, UK Superbrands & CoolBrands Councils comments: "Superbrands are judged on quality, reliability and distinction; three characteristics Iron Mountain have in abundance. Its heritage in protecting information and focus on serving customers has helped the brand become a clear leader. As information management services become ever more vital to businesses, its reputation will continue to grow."

    Iron Mountain

    CONTACT: For further information contact: Phil Riley; T:
    +32(0)470-901-952; E:
    or Lauren Wood; T: +44(0)118-909-0909; E:

    Tucows Announces $10 Million Stock Buyback Program

    TORONTO, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Tucows Inc. today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback program (the "Share Repurchase") to repurchase from time to time up to $10 million of its common stock in the open market through the facilities of the NYSE AMEX Stock Exchange ("NYSE AMEX"). The Share Repurchase will commence immediately and will terminate on February 28, 2014.

    All shares purchased by Tucows under the stock buyback program will be retired and returned to treasury.

    The timing and exact number of common shares purchased will be at Tucows' discretion and will depend on available cash and market conditions. Tucows may suspend or discontinue the repurchases at any time, including in the event Tucows would be deemed to be making an acquisition of its own shares under Rule 13e-3 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Subject to applicable securities laws and stock exchange rules, all purchases will occur through the open market and may be in large block purchases. Tucows does not intend to purchase its shares from its management team or other insiders.

    The purchase will be funded from available working capital and existing credit facilities. As of February 28, 2013, Tucows had 40 million common shares outstanding.

    During Tucows' previous stock buyback program, which ended on November 14, 2012, Tucows repurchased and retired 2.4 million common shares. In addition, on January 4, 2013, Tucows concluded its previously announced modified "Dutch auction" tender offer in which it repurchased and retired 4.1 million common shares.


    About Tucows

    Tucows is a global Internet services company. OpenSRS ( manages over fourteen million domain names and millions of value-added services through a reseller network of over 13,000 web hosts and ISPs. Hover ( is the easiest way for individuals and small businesses to manage their domain names and email addresses. ( is a mobile phone service provider dedicated to bringing clarity and control to US mobile phone users. YummyNames ( owns and operates premium domain names that generate revenue through advertising or resale. More information can be found on Tucows' corporate website (

    This news release contains, in addition to historical information, forward-looking statements related to the proposed stock buyback program, including the timing, total number of shares to be purchased under the proposed stock buyback program. Such statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to a number of uncertainties and risks, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Information about potential factors that could affect Tucows' business, results of operations and financial condition is included in the Risk Factors sections of Tucows' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements included in this document are based on information available to Tucows as of the date of this document, and except to the extent Tucows may be required to update such information under any applicable securities laws, Tucows assumes no obligation to update such forward-looking statements.

    TUCOWS is a registered trademark of Tucows Inc. or its subsidiaries. All other trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners.

    Tucows Inc.

    CONTACT: Contact:
    Lawrence Chamberlain
    TMX Equicom
    (416) 815-0700 ext. 257

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