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Visit One News Page for Europe news from around the world, aggregated from leading sources including newswires, newspapers and broadcast media. Search millions of archived news headlines. This feed provides the Europe news headlines.

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    U.S. carmaker Ford , Britain's biggest automotive engine builder, warned that a no-deal Brexit would be a "catastrophe" and that the agreement between London and Brussels should be approved. Reported by Reuters 33 minutes ago.

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    Wilco Are Touring Europe In 2019 A host of headline shows have been confirmed...

    *Wilco* are set to tour Europe in 2019 after announcing a string of headline shows.

    The band are currently taking a little bit of a breather, with Jeff Tweedy focussing on his first ever solo album.

    'WARM' arrives on November 30th, following extensive recording sessions at Chicago based studio The Loft.

    Looking ahead, Wilco will reconvene in summer for a series of European shows, hitting Brussels, Amsterdam, Lilly, and more.

    Tickets for all shows go on sale from 10am tomorrow (November 30th).

    Catch Wilco at the following shows:

    *June*
    12 *Brussels* Ancienne Belgique
    13 *Brussels* Ancienne Belgique
    15 *Amsterdam* Paradiso
    16 *Amsterdam* Paradiso
    18 *Lille* Aeronef Club
    19 *Rouen* Le 106
    20 *La Rochelle* La Sirene
    22 *Vitoria-Gasteiz Spain* Azkena Rock Festival

    For tickets to the latest Wilco shows click *HERE.*

    Join us on *Vero*, as we get under the skin of global cultural happenings. Follow *Clash Magazine* as we skip merrily between clubs, concerts, interviews and photo shoots. Get backstage sneak peeks and a true view into our world as the fun and games unfold.

    ***B*uy Clash Magazine** Reported by Clash 10 minutes ago.

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    If you only get to see one city in Europe, consider Paris. It’s stunningly beautiful and right now, it’s amazingly affordable.

     
     
     
     
     
     
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    *Paris, November 29, 2018 - Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services, has received the "Woman Chair Prize," which recognizes a company chaired by a woman with the highest percentage of women directors on its Board among the 200 largest companies of the Stoxx Europe 600. The prize was presented on November 28 during the launch of the first edition of the European Gender Diversity Index organized by European Women on Boards and Ethics & Boards.*

    *Sophie Bellon, Chairwoman of Sodexo's Board of Directors, said*: "This award is a very powerful recognition of the collective efforts towards constantly promoting diversity and inclusion taken by the entire Sodexo Community: our employees, our leaders and managers, our partners, our clients and our consumers. It gives us encouragement to continue to pursue and accelerate the journey to promote gender balance within our leadership and within our management, in all roles and not only functional ones. We are humbled by this award and energized to work harder on this important societal issue."

    Sodexo's Board of Directors is now 54% women, while the Group's Executive Committee stands at 37% women, and 33% of executives are women. Overall, women make up 55% of Sodexo's 460,000 employees.

    Looking beyond numbers, Sodexo believes that gender equality is a strategic imperative. Sodexo surveyed 50,000 of its managers from over 70 entities as part of its Gender Balance Study, which revealed that teams with a male-female ratio of between 40 percent and 60 percent out-performed on financial and non-financial indicators.  Sodexo's goal is that by 2025 women will represent at least 40 percent of its senior leadership staff. To ensure that all senior executives-both men and women-understand the value placed in reaching this goal, 10 percent of their annual bonus is impacted by their progress toward meeting it.

    To reach this goal, Sodexo has established a global strategy for gender equality, in order ensure opportunities for the advancement of women.  This strategy forms the basis for a number of initiatives, including inclusive workplace training, mentoring, and gender networks throughout the Group. The cornerstone of this strategy is the SoTogether advisory board, which is dedicated to promoting women's professional advancement, and more broadly, gender equality on the global scale.

    *About the European Gender Diversity Index*

    European Women on Boards (EWoB) and Ethics & Boards published their first European Gender Diversity Index. The comparative ranking analyses the 200 largest companies of the Stoxx Europe 600 registered in nine European countries (*) with regards to gender diversity in corporate top positions on Boards and Executive committees. Three criteria have been applied to establish the 2018 Index:

    ·     The percentage of women on Boards
    ·     The presence of a woman serving as Chair of the Board
    ·     The presence of women serving as Chief Executive Officer or Chair of the Executive Board

    *About Sodexo *

    Founded in Marseille in 1966 by Pierre Bellon, Sodexo is the global leader in services that improve Quality of Life, an essential factor in individual and organizational performance. Operating in 72 countries, Sodexo serves 100 million consumers each day through its unique combination of On-site Services, Benefits and Rewards Services and Personal and Home Services. Sodexo provides clients an integrated offering developed over more than 50 years of experience: from foodservices, reception, maintenance and cleaning, to facilities and equipment management; from services and programs fostering employees' engagement to solutions that simplify and optimize their mobility and expenses management, to in-home assistance, child care centers and concierge services. Sodexo's success and performance are founded on its independence, its sustainable business model and its ability to continuously develop and engage its 460,000 employees throughout the world.

    Sodexo is included in the CAC 40, FTSE 4 Good and DJSI indices.

    *Key figures *(as of August 31, 2018)

    *20.4 billion euro* in consolidated revenues
    *460,000* employees
    *19th* largest employer worldwide
    *72* countries
    *100* million consumers served daily
    *13 billion euro* in market capitalization (as of November 7, 2018)

    *Contacts*

    *Media*  
    *Dalila Elluin*
    Tel: +33 1 57 75 80 28
    dalila.elluin@sodexo.com  

    *Attachment*

    · Sodexo Woman Chair Prize.pdf Reported by GlobeNewswire 29 minutes ago.

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    BERLIN (AP) — German unemployment fell in November by more than expected as the labor market in Europe's biggest economy remained robust.The Federal Labor Office said Thursday that the unemployment rate, when adjusted for seasonal... Reported by New Zealand Herald 32 minutes ago.

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    Back in 1876, a German archaeologist found a golden mask he thought belonged to king Agamemnon. It is one of the highlights of a major exhibition on Mycenaean culture, one of Europe's earliest civilizations. Reported by Deutsche Welle 21 minutes ago.

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    Court of Appeal considers jurisdiction for a claim by insurers against an assignee of an insurance policy Reported by Mondaq 7 minutes ago.

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    DGAP-News: True Leaf Medicine International Ltd. / Key word(s): Quarter Results

    29.11.2018 / 14:04
    The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.
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    *True Leaf Reports Second Consecutive Quarter of Record Sales*

    *Q2 growth increased 25 per cent year over year, contributing to the Company's best quarter ever*

    *VERNON, BC* - *November 29, 2018* - True Leaf Medicine International Ltd. ("True Leaf" or the "Company") (CSE: MJ) (OTCQB: TRLFF) (FSE: TLA), a plant-forward wellness brand for pets and their owners, has announced its best sales quarter ever for the three-months ended September 30, 2018.

    The revenues were generated from global sales of the Company's legal hemp-based True Leaf Pet products. Sales of the products totaled $572,071 (CAD), making it the Company's second record-setting quarter in a row.

    True Leaf also announced that for the first time, it has achieved sales of more than $1,000,000 over two quarters. Revenue for the six-months ended September 30, 2018 was $1,063,405 - the Company's highest six-month revenue to date and an increase of 42 per cent from the comparable period in the prior year, which had revenue of $747,846.

    The Company's European operations contributed $177,734 of total revenue for this six-month period, an increase of 86 per cent over $95,727 for the same period in the prior year.

    Revenue growth was primarily fueled by the Company's investment in its international sales team which has expanded the commercial reach of its True Leaf Pet division into new markets. The Company's True Hemp(TM) product line is now sold in more than 2,800 stores worldwide, including Pets Supplies Plus (USA), PetSmart Canada, and Pets Corner UK.

    "Our growing revenues and the continued success of the True Hemp(TM) product line is evidence that pet owners want access to safe, effective, and legally-compliant therapeutic cannabis products for their pets," said Darcy Bomford, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of True Leaf. "We are committed to being the cannabis-for-pets leader in the global pet care industry - a sector expected to grow to $202.6 billion (USD) by 2025 - by continuing to enter new markets and expanding our product line."

    True Leaf pioneered hemp-based pet supplements that provide calming support, promote hip and joint health, and help immune and heart function. The Company's True Hemp(TM) line of functional treats, supplement oils, and chew sticks for dogs and cats are also available online on Amazon and True Leaf websites in the United States at www.trueleafpet.com, and Canada at www.trueleafpet.ca. Pet owners in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany can shop True Leaf's newly launch direct-to-consumer online store at www.trueleafpet.eu.

    *Q2 2019 Financial Highlights *
    For the three-month period ended September 30, 2018

    - True Leaf Pet sales totaled a record $572,071 (CAD) in the quarter, an increase of 25 per cent over the $458,729 recorded for the same period last year.

    - This is the second consecutive record sales quarter for the Company: Earlier this year, True Leaf reported its best quarter ever for the three-months ended June 30, 2018. Sales of True Leaf Pet products totaled $491,334 (CAD) in the quarter, an increase of 70 per cent over the $289,117 recorded for the same period last year.

    - Sylvain Toutant, a retailing expert and former Chief Executive Officer of DAVIDsTEA, was appointed to the Company's Board of Directors.

    - The Company announced construction of True Leaf Campus, its cannabis cultivation and production facility in Lumby, British Columbia, remains on schedule for late Fall 2018 completion.

    - Pioneer cannabis-for-pets veterinarian, Dr. Katherine Kramer, joined True Leaf as Founding Chair of its Veterinary Advisory Board.

    - Kerry Biggs, CPA, MBA, a former lululemon executive, was appointed Chief Financial Officer of True Leaf.

    *Recent Developments *
    Highlights subsequent to Q2 2019

    - True Leaf announced it has expanded its global retail presence. Now in 2,800 stores worldwide, True Leaf is also reaching more customers online with the launch of direct-to-consumer stores in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany.

    - True Leaf Pet launched its first hemp-based product line specially formulated for cats to the European market.

    For further information, please refer to the Company's Management's Discussion and Analysis for the three-month period ended September 30, 2018, published on the Company's website at ir.trueleaf.com.

    *About True Leaf*

    True Leaf is a plant-forward wellness brand for pets and their owners. Founded in 2013, True Leaf has two main operating divisions: True Leaf Medicine Inc. and True Leaf Pet Inc.

    True Leaf Medicine Inc. is in the final stages of approval to become a licensed producer of federally-approved medicinal cannabis for the Canadian market. The license is subject to a Health Canada inspection to allow for the production, manufacture, and distribution of cannabis products upon the completion of the Company's cannabis cultivation facility being built in Lumby, British Columbia. The facility is expected to be completed in late Fall 2018.

    Established in 2015, True Leaf Pet Inc. is one of the first companies to market hemp-based products for pets worldwide. The Company is initially marketing a line of hemp-seed based supplements for pets. True Hemp(TM) chews, dental sticks, and supplement oils are sold in more than 2,800 stores across North America and Europe.

    www.trueleaf.com

    *Media Contact:*

    Paul Sullivan
    Director, Public Relations
    Paul@trueleaf.com
    O: 604-685-4742
    M: 604-603-7358

    *Investor Contact:*

    Kevin Bottomley (Canada)
    Director and Corporate Relations
    Kevin@trueleaf.com
    M: 778-389-9933

    Joe Green (US)
    Edison Advisors
    jgreen@edisongroup.com
    O: 646-653-7030

    *Follow True Leaf *

    twitter.com/trueleafpet

    facebook.com/trueleafpet

    instagram.com/trueleafpet

    *Forward-Looking Statements*

    This news release contains forward-looking statements and management may make additional forward-looking statements in response to your questions. Such written and oral disclosures are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and True Leaf hereby claims such safe harbour protection for all forward-looking statements. True Leaf believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions; however, True Leaf's actual results and performance and the value of its securities could differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements due to the impact of many factors summarized in the "Risk Factors" section of True Leaf's Offering Circular Form 1-A filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Canadian securities regulatory authorities and other discussions of risk factors contained in True Leaf's periodic filings or supplements to the offering circular. True Leaf's Offering Circular Form 1-A can be found at www.trueleaf.com/pages/investor. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. True Leaf undertakes no obligation to update or revise any such information for any reason after the date of this presentation unless required by law.
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    29.11.2018 Dissemination of a Corporate News, transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG.
    The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

    The DGAP Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements, Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases.
    Archive at www.dgap.de --------------------

    Language: English
    Company: True Leaf Medicine International Ltd.
    32 - 100 Kalamalka Lake Road
    V1T 9 G1 Vernon (BC)
    Canada
    Phone: +17783899933
    E-mail: kevin@trueleaf.com
    Internet: www.trueleaf.com
    ISIN: CA89785C1077, CA89785C1077
    WKN: , A0Q3EE
    Listed: Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart; Canadian Venture Exchange
     
    End of News DGAP News Service Reported by EQS Group 1 hour ago.

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    Demand for chip scale package (CSP) LED across backlight and flash LED is continuously increasing across many applications globally

    Albany, New York, Nov. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The global chip scale package LED market was valued at US$ 844.2 Mn in 2016 and is projected to register compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 13.90% from 2018 to 2026, according to a new report published by Transparency Market Research (TMR) titled “Chip Scale Package (CSP) LED Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2018–2026.” The report suggests that rising use of chip scale package (CSP) LED across automotive, consumer electronics, and media & entertainment industries worldwide along with the rising trend of using technology such as augmented reality or virtual reality around the globe is likely to spur the demand for chip scale package (CSP) LED in the coming years.

    As key players introduced chip scale package (CSP) LED in developed markets such as North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, these regions are likely to account for dominant share of the global chip scale package (CSP) LED market. Growing demand for chip scale package (CSP) LED for large number of lighting applications such as backlight LED and flash LED, growing trend toward use of CSP LED across automotive lighting, and presence of large number of well-established players across China, Republic of Korea, and Taiwan is likely to boost growth of the Asia Pacific chip scale package (CSP) LED market at a growth rate of around 13% from 2018 to 2026.

    *Get a PDF Sample - *https://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/sample/sample.php?flag=S&rep_id=52923     

    *Issues related to thermal factors to affect the expansion of chip scale package (CSP) LED worldwide*

    Chip scale package (CSP) LEDs are used for many applications such as backlighting, spotlighting, high bay, and low bay lighting. The bigger advantage of CSP LED is its smaller form factor that makes it easily applicable to any compact device such as smartphones. Furthermore, to get the smaller form factor of the CSP LED, many manufacturers remove many of the elements from the system. Additionally, LED die gets directly soldered onto a PCB with the help of P and N contacts, which results in thermal resistance reduction between the PCB and LED die. However, heating can be a serious issue, as there is no ceramic submount that spreads the heat between the PCB and die. Rising heating related problems result in reduced reliability and LED lifetime, poor light quality, and ultimately catastrophic failure. However, with continuously evolving technology pertaining to CSP LEDs, many manufacturers are coming up with novel methods to deal with the thermal issues.

    Issues related to thermal factors for chip scale package LED is expected to have a medium impact on the global chip scale package LED market.

    *Ask for a PDF Brochure -* https://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/sample/sample.php?flag=B&rep_id=52923   

    *Demand for chip scale package (CSP) LED across backlight and flash LED is continuously increasing across many applications globally*

    Many applications including backlight LED, flash LED, automotive lighting, and general lighting are using chip scale package (CSP) LED for higher efficacy and efficiency. CSP LEDs have smaller form factor that enhances the design flexibility in luminaires and also help in increasing the brightness. CSP LED is extensively used across multiple applications especially backlight and flash LEDs. CSP LED helps in making the displays slimmer, as they have a smaller size than the traditional LEDs. Furthermore, CSP LEDs are also used prominently across flash applications used in smartphone cameras. Many smartphone manufacturers including Samsung have adopted CSP LEDs in their camera. Large number of players are innovating and launching novel CSP LEDs for flash light applications to be used in smartphones. For instance, in September 2017, Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH announced the Ceramos C chip-scale package (CSP) LEDs made for applications related to flash lights. The novel CSP LEDs are compact in size and can be integrated easily into smartphones.

    *Request a Custom Report -* https://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/sample/sample.php?flag=CR&rep_id=52923       

    *Asia Pacific is the leading contributor to CSP LED technology*

    In terms of value, Asia Pacific was the leading contributor to the global chip scale package (CSP) LED market in 2017. The contribution is primarily due to the booming chip scale package (CSP) LED marketplace along with the presence of well-established players across the region, especially driven by countries such as China, Taiwan, Republic of Korea, and Japan. These countries are home to many well-established players from the chip scale package (CSP) LED domain including Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd., LG Innotek, and Nichia Corporation among others. Many players from this region are focusing on launching novel CSP LEDs worldwide. For instance, in March 2018, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., launched the novel fillet-enhanced chip-scale package LEDs named as “LM101B,” “LH181B,” and “LH231B.” The company had introduced CSP LED solutions in the year 2014 but with relatively lower efficacy as compared to LED packages that are conventional. The novel product has higher efficacy levels and can be applied to mainstream LED lighting environments.

    *View Report TOC - *https://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/report-toc/52923

    Key players such as Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., LG Innotek, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH, LUMILEDS Holding B.V., and Nichia Corporation likely to lead the global chip scale package (CSP) LED market

    OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH, LG Innotek, Lumileds Holding B.V., and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. among others are some of the major players operating in the chip scale package (CSP) LED market profiled in this study. These players are producing CSP LEDs on a mass scale due to the increasing demand around the globe. For instance, Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd., a semiconductor technology company announced that its WICOP (wafer-level integrated chip on PCB) a product from the CSP LED portfolio that is made for applications related to general lighting is in mass production. The company has opted for mass production of this product for automotive lighting and display backlighting applications.

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    *Global Chip Scale Package (CSP) LED Market Segments

    *

    *Global Chip Scale Package (CSP) LED Market, by Application*

    · Backlight LED
    · Flash LED
    · Automotive Lighting
    · General Lighting
    · Others

    *Global Chip Scale Package (CSP) LED Market, by End-user*

    · Residential
    · Commercial
    · Industrial

    *Global Chip Scale Package (CSP) LED Market, by Power Range*

    · Low to Medium
    · High

    *Global Chip Scale Package (CSP) LED Market, by Geography*

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    · The U.S.
    · Canada
    · Rest of North America

    · *Europe*

    · France
    · The Netherlands
    · Germany
    · Rest of Europe

    · *Asia Pacific (APAC)*

    · China
    · Japan
    · Republic of Korea
    · Taiwan
    · Rest of APAC

    · *Middle East &Africa (MEA)*

    · Israel
    · Rest of MEA

    · *South America*

    · Brazil
    · Rest of South America

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    Our reports are single-point solutions for businesses to grow, evolve, and mature. Our real-time data collection methods along with ability to track more than one million high growth niche products are aligned with your aims. The detailed and proprietary statistical models used by our analysts offer insights for making right decision in the shortest span of time. For organizations that require specific but comprehensive information we offer customized solutions through adhoc reports. These requests are delivered with the perfect combination of right sense of fact-oriented problem solving methodologies and leveraging existing data repositories.

    TMR believes that unison of solutions for clients-specific problems with right methodology of research is the key to help enterprises reach right decision.

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    *Research Blog:* http://www.techyounme.com/ Reported by GlobeNewswire 1 hour ago.

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    Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:CPRX) has been given approval by the US Food and Drug Administration for its drug Firdapse (amifampridine), which treats Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS), a rare autoimmune disorder. Shares in Catalyst, which were briefly suspended by NASDAQ pending the release of the news, held steady at $3.13 in Thursday’s pre-market trading session in response to the announcement. READ: Catalyst Pharmaceuticals shares jump after FDA grants priority review status for its lead drug Firdapse Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome is a disorder which sees the immune system attack the connections between nerves and muscles. Firdapse is set to hit the market in the first quarter of next year. “The FDA’s approval of Firdapse is a potentially transformative milestone in the lives of patients in the U.S. suffering with LEMS, as it now gives adult LEMS patients access to a new first-in-class-therapy,” said Patrick J. McEnany, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals in a statement. “The approval of Firdapse is a crowning achievement for our company and an important step forward in our transition into a premier neurological rare disease company,” McEnany added.  LEMS affects about 1 in 100,000 people in the US. Its symptoms are muscle weakness and fatigue and the disease can be life-threatening when the weakness involves respiratory muscles. About half of LEMS patients have an underlying malignancy such as small cell lung cancer. The filing of the Firdapse new drug application by Catalyst followed positive results from two Phase 3 studies where patients treated with Firdapse experienced rapid and sustained improvements in muscle function, and reduced weakness and fatigue compared to patients receiving placebo. Firdapse had already received Orphan Drug and Breakthrough Therapy designations from the FDA. Firdapse is also the only approved drug in Europe for treatment of LEMS. Contact Ellen Kelleher at ellen@proactiveinvestors.com Reported by Proactive Investors 50 minutes ago.

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    EU lawmakers say convenient travel without ID checks inside Europe's passport-free Schengen area could be a thing of the past if countries keep prolonging controls on European citizens. Reported by Newsday 48 minutes ago.

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    Alimera Sciences Appoints Rick Eiswirth as Chief Executive Officer *Co-founder Dan Myers Named Non–Executive Chairman*

    *Additional Changes to the Executive Team*

    *ATLANTA, GA / ACCESSWIRE / November 29, 2018 /* Alimera Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALIM) (Alimera), a leader in the commercialization and development of prescription ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, today announced that the company's Board of Directors has appointed Rick Eiswirth as Chief Executive Officer, effective January 2, 2019. Mr. Eiswirth will assume day-to-day leadership of the company, retain his title of President, and join Alimera's Board of Directors. Alimera's co-founder Dan Myers will retire as CEO, effective January 2, 2019, and will serve as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board and consultant to the company.

    ''Dan has piloted the company to significant growth and success during his tenure and we thank him for his strong leadership,'' said James Largent, the current Chairman of the Board who will become Lead Independent Director. ''The Board and I have the utmost confidence in the leadership of Rick Eiswirth as he assumes the role of CEO. Rick is a veteran of the company and has served as President for three years and CFO since 2005. His outstanding performance in these roles indicates the company is in excellent hands.''

    ''It has been a great honor to have co-founded and led this company over the last 15 years, and I am extremely proud of the value we have created together for patients and customers,'' said Mr. Myers. ''I want to thank each of our employees and our partners for their ongoing commitment to helping people with diabetic macular edema and other diseases of the back of the eye. This is the right time for me personally, and for the company, to transition to the next generation of leadership. Rick is the right person for the role.''

    Mr. Eiswirth remarked: ''I am incredibly excited to assume this new role and am grateful to Dan for his guidance and his confidence in providing me with increased leadership roles here at Alimera. We have a creative, talented team in place that is focused on seeking growth opportunities and maximizing the value of our ILUVIEN® asset. The opportunity that lies ahead for Alimera is significant, and the ability to lead this next chapter is both humbling and incredibly energizing.''

    As part of the executive transition plan, Mr. Largent will step down as Chairman of the Board and become Lead Independent Director. Mr. Largent has served on the Company's Board of Directors since 2011 and as Chairman since 2015.

    Phil Jones, current Vice President of Finance, will be promoted to the role of Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Jones joined Alimera in 2015 as the Corporate Controller and was promoted to Vice President of Finance in 2016.

    Dave Holland, currently Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing U.S., will assume the titles of Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President Corporate Communications and Managed Markets. Mr. Holland co-founded the Company with Mr. Myers in 2003 and has been with Alimera in various roles since that time.
    Philip Ashman, currently Senior Vice President, Managing Director Europe, will add the oversight of operations, including quality assurance, manufacturing and logistics, to his role, and assume the titles of Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President Commercial Operations Europe. Dr. Ashman joined the Company in 2013 as Managing Director of Europe.

    ''The growth of Alimera in the future will require great teamwork.'' Mr. Eiswirth added. ''Dave, Philip and Phil have all made valuable contributions to drive Alimera to where it is today, and I am excited for their new responsibilities as the team starts a new chapter for the Company.''

    Also as part of the executive transition plan, Ken Green, currently Senior Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer and Global Head of Research & Development, has announced his retirement to be effective March 31, 2019. Dr. Green will continue as a consultant to the company.
    For additional information about Alimera's executive transition plan, please refer to Alimera's Current Report on Form 8-K to be filed with the SEC shortly and which will be available on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov.

    * About Alimera Sciences, Inc.
    *
    www.alimerasciences.com

    Alimera, founded in June 2003, is a pharmaceutical company that specializes in the commercialization and development of prescription ophthalmic pharmaceuticals. Alimera is presently focused on diseases affecting the back of the eye, or retina, because these diseases are not well treated with current therapies and will affect millions of people in our aging populations. For more information, please visit www.alimerasciences.com.
    *
    Forward Looking Statements*

    This press release contains ''forward-looking statements,'' within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding Alimera's growth opportunities, its intentions to maximize the value of ILUVIEN, and the size of the future opportunity for Alimera. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and involve inherent risks and uncertainties, including factors that could delay, divert or change any of them, and could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in its forward-looking statements. Meaningful factors which could cause actual results to differ include, but are not limited to, (a) a slowdown or reduction in Alimera's sales due to a reduction in end user demand, unanticipated competition, regulatory issues, or other unexpected circumstances, (b) Alimera may not receive approval for non-infectious posterior uveitis for ILUVIEN in Europe, the approval process may be delayed significantly, or Alimera may be unable to meet any post-market requirements, and (c) other factors discussed in the ''Risk Factors'' and ''Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations'' sections of Alimera's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 and Alimera's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended September 30, 2018, which are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and available on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov

    *For press inquiries:*
    Katie Brazel
    for Alimera Sciences
    404-317-8361
    kbrazel@bellsouth.net

    *For investor inquiries:*
    CG Capital
    Rich Cockrell
    for Alimera Sciences
    877-889-1972
    investorrelations@cg.capital

    *SOURCE: *Alimera Sciences, Inc.
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    https://www.accesswire.com/529324/Alimera-Sciences-Appoints-Rick-Eiswirth-as-Chief-Executive-Officer Reported by Accesswire 55 minutes ago.

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    A Cloud-Based Software Service Enhancing Location-Based Solutions in Building Spaces

    Atlanta, Nov. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- *
    *

    *ATLANTA – November 29, 2018 –* Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) today announced the launch of Atrius™ Assets, a software solution for delivering real-time, indoor asset tracking, asset management and analysis. The cloud-based software service includes web-based interfaces for administration (Atrius Admin) and real-time visualization (Atrius LiveView) as well as RESTful Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). The real-time location of assets is enabled by the Atrius^TM-Ready Sensory Network and asset tags that use Bluetooth® Low Energy technology. “The Atrius Assets solution provides application developers with the tools to meet the needs of end users,” said Curren Shorte, Senior Product Manager for Atrius Assets. “Developers can integrate asset location, movement and telemetry data within new or existing enterprise software applications.” 

    The Atrius Admin program supports configuring asset tag or beacon attribute settings, categorizing and grouping assets, defining zones, managing multi-site and user roles. Atrius LiveView functionality overlays the last 60-minutes of live data onto a venue’s layout to locate assets, analyze movement and monitor asset telemetry information.

    *By leveraging Atrius Assets, developers can:*

    · Provide accurate asset location and pathing
    · Create real-time alerts based on dwell time, count, health metrics and more
    · Deliver trending data and analysis of asset movement
    · Integrate asset information with other data sources
    · Take advantage of other opportunities

    “Additionally, all Atrius location-based services can be combined in a single web-based analytics dashboard, providing a holistic view for connected buildings,” said Greg Carter, Senior Vice President, Connected Building Technologies at Acuity Brands Lighting. “Atrius IoT Partners can utilize the software services to provide a complete solution to their end users.”

    A portal is available with APIs and SDKs, knowledge-based end documentation and a developer sandbox. For more information, please visit Atrius Assets from Acuity Brands.

    *About Acuity Brands*

    Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is the North American market leader and one of the world’s leading providers of lighting and building management solutions. With fiscal year 2018 net sales of $3.7 billion, Acuity Brands currently employs approximately 13,000 associates and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with operations throughout North America, and in Europe and Asia. The Company’s products and solutions are sold under various brands, including Lithonia Lighting®, Holophane®, Aculux®, American Electric Lighting®, Antique Street Lamps™, Atrius™, DGLogik™, Distech Controls®, DTL®, eldoLED®, Gotham®, Healthcare Lighting®, Hydrel®, Indy™, IOTA®, Juno®, Lucid®, Mark Architectural Lighting™, nLight®, Peerless®, RELOC® Wiring, ROAM®, Sensor Switch®, Sunoptics® and Winona® Lighting.  Visit us at www.acuitybrands.com.

    *Media Contact: *
    Monica Sanchez
    770-860-2948
    Email: monica.sanchez@acuitybrands.com Reported by GlobeNewswire 52 minutes ago.

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    Best in Biz Awards 2018 recognizes Jumio and its Netverify® solution for helping organizations safeguard customer data without sacrificing user experience with AI-powered identity verification

    PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jumio, the leading AI-powered trusted identity as a service provider, today announced it has been named a gold winner in the Enterprise Product of the Year – Security Software category in the Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America.Jumio conducts almost 300,000 ID verifications per day and has verified more than 150 million global transactions to date. Jumio’s Netverify solution is the global leader in trusted identity as a service and combines ID Verification, Identity Verification and Document Verification to confirm the real-world identity of online consumers. Netverify verifies ID documents (e.g., driver’s licenses, passports and ID cards) issued by more than 200 countries and territories in real-time web. By leveraging advanced technology — including 3D liveness detection, biometric facial recognition, machine learning, artificial intelligence and human review — Jumio helps customers across various verticals re-establish trust online and meet regulatory compliance including Know Your Customer (KYC), Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

    “Enterprises are ripe targets for cyberthieves and it’s important that organizations have top-level security in place to ensure that they are keeping the fraudsters at bay while also providing an intuitive user experience for their customers,” said Stephen Stuut, CEO of Jumio. “We are honored to be recognized as the gold standard in security for enterprises and look forward to continuing to provide the infrastructure necessary for organizations to run successful, and secure operations.”

    Each year, Best in Biz Awards’ entrants span the spectrum, from some of the most recognizable global brands to the most innovative local start-ups. The eighth annual program proved to be a particularly tough competition, garnering close to 700 entries from an impressive array of public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of geographic regions and industries in the U.S. and Canada.

    Since 2011, Best in Biz Awards winners have been determined based on scoring from independent judging panels deliberately composed each year of prominent editors and reporters from some of the most respected newspapers, TV outlets, and business, consumer, technology and trade publications in North America. Structured in this unique way, Best in Biz Awards is able to best leverage its distinguished judges’ unparalleled expertise, experience and objectivity to determine award winners from among the hundreds of entries. The 2018 judging panel included, among others, writers from Associated Press, Barron’s, Consumer Affairs, eWeek, Forbes, Healthcare Innovation News, Inc., Investment Advisor Magazine, MediaPost, New York Post, New York Times, Ottawa Citizen and Wired.

    For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2018, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com/2018-winners.

    *About Jumio*
    When identity matters, trust Jumio. Jumio is the creator of Netverify® which enables businesses to increase customer conversions while providing a seamless customer experience and reducing fraud. By combining the three core pillars of ID Verification, Identity Verification and Document Verification, businesses now have a complete solution that allows them to establish the real-world identity of the consumer.

    Leveraging advanced technology including augmented AI, biometric facial recognition, machine learning and human review, Jumio helps organizations to meet regulatory compliance including KYC, AML and GDPR and definitively establish the digital identity of their customers. Jumio has verified more than 150 million identities issued by over 200 countries from real time web and mobile transactions. Jumio’s solutions are used by leading companies in the financial services, sharing economy, cryptocurrency, retail, travel and online gaming sectors. Based in Palo Alto, Jumio operates globally with offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific and has been the recipient of numerous awards for innovation. For more information, please visit www.jumio.com.

    *About Best in Biz Awards*
    Since 2011, Best in Biz Awards has made its mark as the only independent business awards program judged each year by a who’s who of prominent reporters and editors selected from top-tier publications from North America and around the world. Over the years, Best in Biz Awards judges have ranged from Associated Press to the Wall Street Journal and winners have spanned the spectrum, from blue-chip companies that form the bedrock of the world economy to local companies and some of the most innovative start-ups. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in two separate programs: North America and International, and in 70 categories, including company, team, executive, product, and CSR, media, PR and other categories. For more information, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com.

    *Media Contacts*
    *U.S. Media Contact*
    Jacquelyn Daane
    10Fold Communications
    *jumio@10fold.com*
    (734) 277-7006

    *Europe Media Contact*
    Zarina Banu
    FleishmanHillard Fishburn
    *zarina.banu@fhflondon.co.uk*
    +44 (0) 7775 557578

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    According to the report, the global biodegradable plastics market was valued at around USD 10.01 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach approximately USD 18.05 billion in 2024, growing at a CAGR of slightly above 9.10% between 2018 and 2024.

    New York, NY, Nov. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zion Market Research has published a new report titled *“Biodegradable Plastics Market by Type (PLA, Starch Blends, PHA, Biodegradable Polyesters, and Others) and by End-Use (Packaging & Bags, Consumer Goods, Agriculture & Horticulture, Textile, and Others): Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2018-2024’’*. According to the report, the global biodegradable plastics market was valued at around USD 10.01 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach approximately USD 18.05 billion in 2024, growing at a CAGR of slightly above 9.10% between 2018 and 2024.

    Biodegradable plastics are made from different natural materials, such as corn starch, corn oil, etc. These biodegradable plastics are majorly made from traditional plastics that are engineered to break down easily. The two major types of biodegradable plastics are OXO-biodegradable plastics and hydro-biodegradable plastics. Both these plastics are degraded via the chemical method.

    *Browse through 55 Tables & 25 Figures spread over 110 Pages and in-depth TOC on “Global Biodegradable Plastics Market: Industry Type, Size, Share, Trends and Forecast, 2018-2024”.*

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    There is a sudden shift in consumers’ preference regarding the use of eco-friendly products. The governments in various regions and the environmentalist have started to emphasize the urgent need to put an end to the activities leading to environmental degradation. Various governments across the world are encouraging the use of biodegradable plastics by imposing strict regulations on plastic use. Moreover, the consumers are also willing to pay more for biodegradable plastics, as they are eco-friendly in nature. Among the major types of biodegradable plastics is polylactic acid, as it is largely used in the food packaging, textile, and tissue engineering industries. The key market players are investing in product developments to make them eco-friendly and fulfill consumer needs. However, the high costs of biodegradable plastics than that of conventional plastics might be a major restraint for this market. On the other hand, emerging end-user industries of biodegradable plastics analysis are further expected to provide numerous opportunities for the key players working in the global biodegradable plastics market.

    The biodegradable plastics market can be fragmented based on type and end-use. Based on the type, this market is segmented into PLA, starch blends, PHA, biodegradable polyesters, and others. The end-use segment includes packaging and bags, consumer goods, agriculture and horticulture, textile, and others. The packaging and bags segment is likely to lead the biodegradable plastic market in the upcoming period, due to the increasing demand for packed food items in various regions across the globe. Growing textile industry is also contributing toward the expansion of the biodegradable plastics market.

    *Download Free Report PDF Brochure: *https://www.zionmarketresearch.com/requestbrochure/biodegradable-plastics-market

    The Asia Pacific biodegradable plastics market is projected to witness a high rate of growth in the upcoming years. This is due to the fact that this region leads in the manufacturing and consumption of biodegradable plastics. Moreover, the region is anticipating a high demand in the packaging materials, due to substantial developments in the food and beverage industry. The biodegradable plastics are environment-friendly and hence they are largely developed and used in the region. Moreover, increasing demand by the end-users is also contributing toward the expansion of the biodegradable plastics market.

    North America is likely to witness a substantial rate of growth in the biodegradable plastics market and is expected to grow at a higher rate in the years to come. In the U.S., the demand for biodegradable plastics is growing at 15.5% annually. This is mainly due to the various technological developments that are taking place in the region. The polyester-based and polylactic acid resins are anticipated to have the fastest growth rate in this market. The starch-based biodegradable plastics are to remain the most popular segment, as they have applications across various industries, such as food packaging and textile, among others. The plastic industry in the U.S. has a net worth of USD 350 million and is likely to grow in the upcoming time period. This, in turn, will increase the demand for biodegradable plastics in the region.

    Browse the full *"Biodegradable Plastics Market by Type (PLA, Starch Blends, PHA, Biodegradable Polyesters, and Others) and by End-Use (Packaging & Bags, Consumer Goods, Agriculture & Horticulture, Textile, and Others): Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2018-2024" *report at https://www.zionmarketresearch.com/toc/biodegradable-plastics-market

    Europe is likely to witness a sluggish rate of growth in the biodegradable plastics market during the forecast time period. The European government is making various amendments to promote biodegradable plastics. The key market players are also making various product developments to enhance their market presence in the region. Various key developments are being made in the manufacturing of biodegradable plastics by the key market players so that they are easily decomposable and do not lead to any sort of environmental hazards.

    Some major players operating in the global biodegradable plastics market are NatureWorks, BASF SE, Total Corbion PLA, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Biome Bioplastics, Plantic Technologies, Bio-On, Danimer Scientific, Novamont S.P.A., and Toray Industries, among others.

    *Request customized copy of report @ *https://www.zionmarketresearch.com/custom/3569

    *The report segments global biodegradable plastics market as follows:*

    *Biodegradable Plastics Market: Type Segment Analysis*

    · PLA 
    · Starch Blends
    · PHA
    · Biodegradable Polyesters
    · Others 

    *Biodegradable Plastics Market: End-Use Segment Analysis*

    · Packaging & Bags
    · Consumer Goods 
    · Agriculture & Horticulture 
    · Textile 
    · Others

    *Biodegradable Plastics Market: Regional Segment Analysis*

    · North America

    · The U.S.

    · Europe

    · UK
    · France
    · Germany

    · Asia Pacific

    · China
    · Japan
    · India

    · Latin America

    · Brazil

    · Middle East and Africa

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    Rapid adoption of lean manufacturing and just-in-time delivery across the globe is acting as preeminent factor drawing demand from belt loaders market.

    Rockville, MD, Nov. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The usefulness of belt loaders has been actively employed across airport applications. This aspect has indeed motivated prospects for vendors operating in the global belt loaders market. Luggage handling is the prime function of belt loaders, which has merged with industrialization and automation to deliver necessary assistance in loading and unloading activities. Fact.MR has published a new report titled “*Belt Loaders Market** Forecast, Trend Analysis & Competition Tracking - Global Market insights 2018 to 2028*”, which carefully examines the different innovations and growth trends expected to occur in the global market for belt loaders until 2028. Moreover, this assessment tends to reveal crucial insights associated to regional market share and competitive scenario that prevails in the concerned belt loaders sector.

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    *Technological Boost Impacting Demand for Belt Loaders *

    It should be known that belt loaders are equipped with functionalities which reduces manual labor. In the present time, advancements in technology have diversified demand, primarily from blooming industries such as retail, food & beverages, airport and automotive. These days, the availability of high-end belt loaders loaded with sensors to detect obstacles has gained significant popularity. Such versions help to reduce damage cost while baggage handling, thereby escalating belt loaders demand. According to research findings, the belt loaders market is likely to acquire US$ 8,000 Mn in 2018. At this pace, the target market is estimated to cross a milestone of US$ 14, 309 Mn by the end of 2028.

    *Self-Propelled Variant to Launch Dominance in Near Future*

    It terms of product type, the global belt loaders market is bifurcated into self-propelled, electric, gas, diesel, and towable. Among these, the self-propelled belt loaders segment is expected to dominate the global market in terms of revenue during the forecast period. This variant of belt loader delivers improved functionalities and features, making it a widely-deployed equipment. In addition, it is tagged as an appropriate choice due to its versatility to provide a right-sized performance.

    *Browse Full Report on Belt Loaders Market with TOC- **https://www.factmr.com/report/1603/belt-loaders-market*

    *Geographical Market Share Forecast*

    The research report focuses on the prime regions; namely, North America, Europe, Latin America, Japan, CIS & Russia, APEJ and MEA. Among these, North America is expected to emerge as the dominant market in terms of revenue during the stated assessment period. This supremacy is credited to the presence of numerous top-notch companies active in the belt loaders market.

    Furthermore, with the rise in airline traffic many emerging countries such as India, China and Indonesia, are experiencing a vast demand for airlines related conveniences that does include belt loading service. The belt loaders market is expected to bolster in the coming years due to bizarre figures associated to air transport and airline passengers.

    The research study encloses different market dynamics covering threats and challenges which are likely to influence the global belt loaders market. However, the concerned section also talks about relevant strategies that have been incorporated by major companies to overcome the hurdles. This assessment focusing on belt loaders market is created with a thorough compilation of rigorous research statistics and analysis in order to acquire valuable insights about the target market. The final section of the report spotlights the various manufacturers which are part of belt loaders market. The key players mentioned in the report are Mulag Fahrzeugwerk Heinz Wössner GmbH u. Co. KG, TLD Group (Alvest group), JBT Corporation, Charlatte Manutention (Fayat Group) and Aviogei Airport Equipment Srl.

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    *New Hong Kong patent complements counterpart patents previously issued in China, Europe and the U.S.*

    SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VistaGen Therapeutics (NASDAQ: VTGN), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing new generation medicines for central nervous system (CNS) diseases and disorders with high unmet need, today announced that the Hong Kong Patents Registry Intellectual Property Department has granted a patent related to certain methods of production for AV-101, VistaGen’s oral NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate) receptor glycine B antagonist in Phase 2 development for adjunctive treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD).

    The new Hong Kong patent (No. 1218414) is the counterpart to previously issued  U.S. Patent No. 9,834,801, European Patent No. EP2970097, and Chinese Patent No. ZL201480023992.8 and will not expire until at least 2034.

    Shawn Singh, Chief Executive Officer of VistaGen, stated, “Receiving this patent in Hong Kong, along with its counterpart patent in China, strengthens our commercial protection in two key markets in Asia and is another significant step forward in our global IP plan for AV-101.”

    *About VistaGen**
    *VistaGen Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing new generation medicines for multiple CNS diseases and disorders with high unmet need. For more information, please visit www.vistagen.com and connect with VistaGen on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

    *About AV-101*
    AV-101 is an investigational, oral, NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate) receptor glycine B antagonist with the potential to be a treatment for multiple CNS indications with high unmet need. AV-101 is currently in Phase 2 clinical development in the United States for adjunctive treatment of MDD. The FDA has granted Fast Track designation for development of AV-101 as both a potential adjunctive treatment of MDD and as a non-opioid treatment for neuropathic pain.

    *Forward-Looking Statements *
    This release contains various statements concerning VistaGen's future expectations, plans and prospects, including without limitation, our expectations regarding development and commercialization of our drug candidates, including AV-101 for adjunctive treatment of MDD and as a non-opioid treatment for neuropathic pain, as well as our intellectual property and commercial protection of AV-101, all of which constitute forward-looking statements for the purposes of the safe harbor provisions under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are neither promises nor guarantees of future performance and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, and may cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in these forward-looking statements. Among these risks is the possibility that (i) we may encounter unexpected adverse events in patients during our clinical development of any product candidate that cause us to discontinue further development, (ii) we may not be able to successfully demonstrate the safety and efficacy of our product candidates at each stage of clinical development, (iii) success in preclinical studies or in early-stage clinical trials may not be repeated or observed in ongoing or future studies, and ongoing or future preclinical and clinical results may not support further development of, or be sufficient to gain regulatory approval to market our drug candidates, (iv) decisions or actions of regulatory agencies may negatively affect the progress of, and our ability to proceed with, further clinical studies or to obtain marketing approval for our drug candidates, (v) we may not be able to obtain or maintain adequate intellectual property protection and other forms of marketing and data exclusivity for our product candidates, (vi) we may not have access to or be able to secure substantial additional capital to support our operations, including our ongoing clinical development activities, and (vii) we may encounter technical and other unexpected hurdles in the manufacturing and development of any of our product candidates. Certain other risks are more fully discussed in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in our most recent annual report on Form 10-K, and subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, as well as discussions of potential risks, uncertainties, and other important factors in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Our SEC filings are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. In addition, any forward-looking statements represent our views only as of the issuance of this release and should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any subsequent date. We explicitly disclaim any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

    *Company Contact*
    Mark A. McPartland
    VistaGen Therapeutics Inc.
    Phone: +1 (650) 577-3600
    Email: IR@vistagen.com

    *Investor Contact*
    Valter Pinto / Allison Soss
    KCSA Strategic Communications
    Phone: +1 (212) 896-1254/+1 (212) 896-1267
    Email: VistaGen@KCSA.com

    *Media Contact*
    Caitlin Kasunich / Lisa Lipson
    KCSA Strategic Communications
    Phone: +1 (212) 896-1241/+1 (508) 843-6428
    Email: VistaGen@KCSA.com Reported by GlobeNewswire 42 minutes ago.

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    VAN NUYS, Calif., Nov. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq: CPST), the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today that it continues to expand its microgrid and CHP footprint with an order for nine C65 integrated, combined heat and power (ICHP) systems with Capstone supplied onboard gas compression.The order was received from Lone Star Power Solutions and will include nine 65 kW microturbines, as well as Capstone roof mounted exhaust heat recovery modules (HRM), and Capstone unit mounted gas compression packages to increase the very low on-site fuel pressure to the level required by the turbines.

    The microturbines will be part of a large microgrid deployment with each of the C65 ICHP packages being installed around a campus at nine different locations. The units will be delivered this month with commissioning expected in late 2019.

    Microgrids can be connected to larger electricity grids; however, in the event of a widespread outage, microgrids will disconnect from the main grid and continue to operate independently to maintain the electricity supply to the homes and businesses that are connected to the microgrid’s electricity network. The same incentives leading to an increased uptake of connected microgrids – improved reliability, greater sustainability, and lower costs are also driving the transformation of isolated microgrids, such as island grids.

    “Not only do Capstone microturbines provide energy availability and resiliency, but because of their high total system efficiency they also help reduce customers’ operating costs for years to come as electric utility rates inevitably continue to rise to pay for new utility infrastructure, repairs and system improvements,” said Darren Jamison, Capstone’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

    The customer chose Capstone based on their prior experience with the Capstone technology on several other microgrid and CHP projects. Capstone ICHP packages are pre-engineered, and factory tested to deliver simple, reliable, modular solutions that are easy to install and expand or relocate to accommodate changes in customer’s future energy needs.

    “Hundreds of microgrids are in operation today, and they are growing in number around the world. Capstone has been a part of numerous successful new microgrid installations ranging from a premier craft brewery in Northern California to an innovative software company in downtown Minneapolis, to the largest wind turbine manufacturer in China,” concluded Mr. Jamison.

    “It is great to see another significant CHP project win for one of our newest distribution partners as they expand their business beyond the oil and gas market,” said Jim Crouse, Capstone’s Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “With today’s high energy prices, we continue to see expanding opportunities in the North American energy efficiency market and customers continue to find value in our compact, quiet, reliable and low emission systems,” added Mr. Crouse.

    *About Capstone Turbine Corporation*

    Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq: CPST) is the world’s leading producer of low-emission microturbine systems and was the first to market commercially viable microturbine energy products. Capstone has shipped over 9,000 Capstone Microturbine systems to customers worldwide. These award-winning systems have logged millions of documented runtime operating hours. Capstone is a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Combined Heat and Power Partnership, which is committed to improving the efficiency of the nation's energy infrastructure and reducing emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases. A DQS-Certified ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certified company, Capstone is headquartered in the Los Angeles area with sales and/or service centers in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Asia.

    For more information about the company, please visit www.capstoneturbine.com. Follow Capstone Turbine on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

    *Forward-Looking Statements*

    This press release contains “forward-looking statements,” as that term is used in the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as “expects,” “believes,” “objective,” “intend,” “targeted,” “plan” and similar phrases. These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties described in Capstone’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission that may cause Capstone’s actual results to be materially different from any future results expressed or implied in such statements. Capstone cautions readers not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. Capstone undertakes no obligation, and specifically disclaims any obligation, to release any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

    “Capstone” and “Capstone Microturbine” are registered trademarks of Capstone Turbine Corporation. All other trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

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    HERNDON, Va., Nov. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ePlus inc. (NASDAQ NGS: PLUS) today announced its participation in the Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) Marketplace Consulting Partner Offers program.  ePlus can now sell software solutions on behalf of Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) directly to customers on AWS Marketplace.  Many customers prefer to purchase software solutions through AWS Partner Network (APN) Consulting Partners and this capability allows ePlus to automate the procurement of software and services solutions to its AWS customers.Now customers can subscribe to Consulting Partner Offers from ePlus through their AWS Marketplace management console and benefit from dramatically shorter procurement cycles, flexible consumption and contract models, and consolidated billing. 

    “Our customers have told us they want to purchase software solutions from their trusted APN Consulting Partners, but via AWS Marketplace, which brings integrated discovery, provisioning, billing, and tagging,” said Dave McCann, vice president, AWS Marketplace, Amazon Web Services, Inc.  “By early participation in our new AWS Marketplace Consulting Private Offers Program, ePlus has demonstrated its commitment to providing our joint customers with a simpler and flexible purchasing and billing experience designed for the cloud, and is helping customers transform the acquisition and provisioning of software and services through one simple streamlined process that saves time, cost, and increases innovation.”

    “We are extremely excited to be an early adopter in the new AWS Marketplace Consulting Partner Offers Program,” said Justin Mescher, vice president of engineering at ePlus.  “Our customers are adopting AWS services, and the ability to easily provision strategic software solutions from AWS Marketplace is a key enabler to their business.  This new program from AWS allows ePlus to integrate best-of-breed solutions with our expert professional and consulting services to better support the cloud environments that so many of our customers are considering and building—and empowering them to speed time to market and drive business outcomes.”

    ePlus allows organizations to execute on the best strategy to build and manage a cloud-enabled enterprise foundation by providing industry-leading expertise, services, and solutions that address new requirements of consumption-based cloud platforms that arise around security, compliance, cost optimization, visibility, and connectivity.  For more information about ePlus, visit the AWS MP Experience Hub during re:Invent in Las Vegas.   

    *About ePlus* *inc. *

    ePlus is a leading consultative technology solutions provider that helps customers imagine, implement, and achieve more from their technology.  With the highest certifications from top technology partners and expertise in key technologies from cloud to security and digital infrastructure, ePlus transforms IT from a cost center to a business enabler.  Founded in 1990, ePlus has more than 1,200 associates serving a diverse set of customers in the U.S., Europe, and Asia-Pac.  The Company is headquartered at 13595 Dulles Technology Drive, Herndon, VA, 20171.  For more information, visit www.eplus.com, call 888-482-1122, or email info@eplus.com.  Connect with ePlus on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ePlusinc and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ePlus.  ePlus. Where Technology Means More^®.

    ePlus^®, Where Technology Means More^®, and ePlus products referenced herein are either registered trademarks or trademarks of ePlus inc. in the United States and/or other countries.  The names of other companies, products, and services mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

    Statements in this press release that are not historical facts may be deemed to be “forward-looking statements.”  Actual and anticipated future results may vary materially due to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, possible adverse effects resulting from financial market disruption and general slowdown of the U.S. economy such as our current and potential customers delaying or reducing technology purchases, increasing credit risk associated with our customers and vendors, reduction of vendor incentive programs, and restrictions on our access to capital necessary to fund our operations; our ability to consummate and integrate acquisitions; the possibility of goodwill impairment charges in the future; significant adverse changes in, reductions in, or losses of relationships with major customers or vendors; the demand for and acceptance of, our products and services; our ability to adapt our services to meet changes in market developments; our ability to implement comprehensive plans for the integration of sales forces, cost containment, asset rationalization, systems integration and other key strategies; our ability to reserve adequately for credit losses; our ability to secure our electronic and other confidential information; future growth rates in our core businesses; the impact of competition in our markets; the possibility of defects in our products or catalog content data; our ability to adapt to changes in the IT industry and/or rapid change in product standards; our ability to realize our investment in leased equipment; our ability to hire and retain sufficient qualified personnel; and other risks or uncertainties detailed in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  All information set forth in this press release is current as of the date of this release and ePlus undertakes no duty or obligation to update this information.

    Contact:
    Kleyton Parkhurst, SVP
    ePlus inc.
    kparkhurst@eplus.com
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