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News Article | February 23, 2017
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A French SCA (Partnership Limited by Shares) with a capital of 56,000,000 Euros Head Office: La Woestyne 59173 Renescure, France Registred under number: 447 250 044 (Dunkerque Commercial and Companies Register) Bonduelle to acquire Ready Pac Foods, the US leader of single-serve salads bowls Bonduelle, the world leader of ready-to-eat vegetables, present in canned, frozen, fresh cut and delicatessen has executed an agreement to acquire Ready Pac Foods, the U.S. market leader in single serve salad bowls. Based in California, Ready Pac Foods is the #1 producer of single-serve salad bowls in the U.S. through its Bistro Bowl® suite of products and its legacy of innovation and culinary expertise. Ready Pac Foods is also a producer of fresh-cut produce, offering packaged salads, fresh-cut fruits, and mixed vegetables to its retail and foodservice customers. With 4 production facilities located in Irwindale (CA), Jackson (GA), Florence and Swedesboro (NJ), and employs about 3,500 full-time employees. Ready Pac Foods generates approximately $800m of revenues, with a national presence in the U.S. and a wide customer base. This milestone transaction is a key step in Bonduelle's strategic ambition VegeGo! 2025 of being "the world reference in "well living" through vegetable products". This acquisition will strengthen Bonduelle's international footprint and dramatically change its profile, making the U.S. the largest country of operations, continuing a longstanding track record of successful acquisitions in North America, in particular Aliments Carrière, Canada, in 2007 and Allens, USA in 2012, and the fresh category, its first business segment. This transaction will also offer new opportunities to Ready Pac Foods business partners and deliver significant value to Bonduelle's shareholders. This acquisition, which is fully compatible with Bonduelle's strong financial profile, perfectly fits with its strategic plan and will strengthen its leadership positions in its core business lines: Ready Pac Foods will become Bonduelle 5th's business unit, dedicated to the Fresh business in the Americas, along with Bonduelle Long Life Europe (BELL), Bonduelle Fresh Europe (BFE), Bonduelle Eurasia Markets (BEAM) and Bonduelle Americas (BAM), the latter being devoted to canned and frozen vegetables in Americas, from North to South. Christophe Bonduelle, Bonduelle's Chairman and CEO, said: "We welcome all of the Ready Pac Foods employees into the Bonduelle family. We look forward to working with the highly skilled and successful Ready Pac Foods management team in bringing together two great companies in the vegetal food industry. This acquisition shows Bonduelle's ambition to further develop as a global leader in its markets and strengthen its positions in the consumer convenience and health segments to meet consumers' needs." "We are thrilled to partner with market leader Bonduelle in our next Chapter of growth and feel we will be right at home within the Bonduelle family of companies," said Ready Pac Foods CEO, Tony Sarsam. "Beyond common business goals, both companies share a common purpose - to help people live healthier lives through innovative fresh food products. I am enthusiastic about Bonduelle's investment in our growth strategy and for the great success we will achieve together." Crédit Agricole CIB and Willkie Farr & Gallagher acted as financial and legal advisors to Bonduelle in connection with the transaction. Harris Williams & Co. and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom acted as financial and legal advisors to Ready Pac Foods. Further information on the transaction will be communicated with half-year results, on March 2, 2017. Bonduelle, a family business, was established in 1853. Its mission is to be the world reference in "well-living" through vegetable products. Prioritizing innovation and long-term vision, the group is diversifying its operations and geographical presence. Its vegetable, grown over 128.000 hectares all over the world, are sold in 100 countries under various brand names and through various distribution channels and technologies. Expert in agro-industry with 54 industrial sites or own agricultural production, Bonduelle produces quality products by selecting the best crop areas close to its customers. Bonduelle is listed on Euronext compartment B Euronext indices: CAC MID & SMALL - CAC ALL TRADABLE - CAC ALL SHARES Bonduelle is part of the Gaïa non-financial performance index and employee shareholder index (I.A.S.) Code ISIN : FR0000063935 - Code Reuters : BOND.PA - Code Bloomberg : BON FP Home of the original Bistro Bowl® complete meal salad, Southern California-based Ready Pac Foods has been giving people the freedom to eat healthier for nearly 50 years as a premier producer of convenience fresh foods and fresh cut produce. With processing facilities throughout the United States, Ready Pac Foods manufactures a complete range of products featuring fresh produce and protein under the company's Bistro®, Ready Snax®, Cool Cuts® and elevAte(TM) brands. Offerings include fresh-cut salads, fruits, vegetables, snacking and complete meals available where consumers buy groceries and in restaurant chains across North America.


News Article | February 21, 2017
Site: www.marketwired.com

EnerCom Dallas will feature upside opportunities in oil and gas March 1-2, 2017 -- at the Tower Club Downtown Dallas DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Feb 21, 2017) - Officially it may be winter, but for the oil and gas industry, the promise of spring started on Dec. 8, 2016. That's when WTI topped $50 and it has remained above that benchmark ever since, making asset development an economic business venture across many basins and global jurisdictions. Presenting companies will highlight asset development in key U.S. basins, Canada, Europe, Latin America On March 1 at 7:00 a.m. CST, just one week away, the EnerCom Dallas oil and gas investment conference will open its doors, allowing institutional investors to kick the tires of about 40 publicly traded independent oil and gas companies and oilfield tech companies who are working to develop assets around the globe. The conference follows EnerCom's familiar 25-minute CEO presentation format, with Q&A opportunity in separate breakout room, plus one-on-one meeting opportunities (if requested in advance at the attendee login tab at the registration button on the EnerCom Dallas website; one-on-one meetings with company executives are reserved for buyside portfolio managers and buyside analysts, space permitting). EnerCom first Texas-based investment conference has already received more than 500 conference pre-registrations for the two-day event, and remaining registrations are limited. A few of the presenting companies include top-tier Marcellus producer Range Resources ( : RRC), largest Williston basin oil producer Whiting Petroleum ( : WLL), Permian basin producer Pioneer Natural Resources ( : PXD), global reservoir optimization leader Core Laboratories ( : CLB), Delaware basin turnaround growth story WPX Energy ( : WPX), Permian/Eagle Ford leader Sanchez Energy and global drilling products and services frontrunner Flotek Industries ( : FTK). Additional presenting companies that have joined the EnerCom Dallas roster include Haynesville/TMS/Eagle Ford producer Comstock Resources, Inc. ( : CRK), emerging Wattenberg player PetroShare Corp. ( : PRHR) and TMS/Haynesville producer Goodrich Petroleum ( : GDPP), and GeoPark Limited ( : GPRK) -- oil producer in Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru. Other EnerCom Dallas presenting companies include privately held Stage Completions which is creating technologies to boost completions, increase production and help operators achieve better well economics. Privately held BetaZi is a big data services provider for oil and gas asset evaluation. In addition to E&Ps who are developing assets throughout North and South America and Europe, the conference presenters include a number of Canadian operators such as Strategic Oil and Gas (TSX VENTURE: SOG), Saguaro Resources (private), Blackbird Energy (TSX VENTURE: BBI), Tamarack Valley Energy (TSX: TVE) and Manitok Energy (TSX VENTURE: MEI) developing Montney, Cardium and other assets in Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. Conference Dates and Location: The EnerCom Dallas oil and gas investment conference is being held at the Tower Club in downtown Dallas on March 1-2, 2017. Conference Registration: EnerCom is open to registrations for EnerCom Dallas from the professional investment community at the conference website. One-on-One Meetings: EnerCom is currently scheduling one-on-one meetings for buyside institutions to meet with management teams at the EnerCom Dallas conference. Registered money managers and analysts from buyside institutions may request company meetings on the conference website after logging in at the "Attendee Login" tab. EnerCom Dallas Company Presenters: A complete work in progress list of presenters is available at the Presenter Schedule tab on the EnerCom Dallas conference website. EnerCom, Inc., founded in 1994, is one of the oil and gas industry's most respected energy-focused management consulting and communications firms. EnerCom founded The Oil & Gas Conference® in 1996 in Denver and since then the firm has hosted more than 40 energy-focused investment conferences in Denver, San Francisco, London and Dallas. Global sponsors of EnerCom's conferences are Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank; Netherland, Sewell & Associates; Preng & Associates; Hein & Associates LLP; and PLS. Sponsors of EnerCom Dallas are Wunderlich Securities; Fifth Third Bank; DNB Bank ASA; Haynes and Boone; MUFG; and CIBC. Register today for EnerCom Dallas at the conference website. Founded in 1994, EnerCom, Inc. is a nationally recognized management consultancy firm advising and serving energy-centric clients on corporate strategy, asset valuations, investor relations, media and corporate communications and visual communications design. EnerCom's professionals have more than 170 years of industry and business experience and a proven track record of success. Headquartered in Denver, EnerCom uses the team approach for delivering its wide range of services to public and private companies, large and small, operating in the global exploration and production, oil service, capital markets, and associated advanced-technology industries. EnerCom annually hosts two oil and gas investment conferences: Oil & Gas 360® (www.oilandgas360.com), founded and published by EnerCom, is an online energy-focused financial website written for the oil and gas industry and the professional investment community. Oil & Gas 360® covers daily energy financial news and developments within the global energy business. Subscribe to EnerCom/Oil & Gas 360®'s "Closing Bell Report" to stay abreast of key financial news in the oil and gas industry and the day's closing commodities prices and key indices, delivered to your inbox each weekday after the markets close. For more information about EnerCom and its services, please visit http://www.enercominc.com/ or call +1 303-296-8834 to speak with one of our consultants. Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank is the corporate and investment banking arm of the Credit Agricole Group, the world's eighth largest bank by total assets (The Banker, July 2014). Credit Agricole CIB offers its clients a comprehensive range of products and services in capital markets, brokerage, investment banking, structured finance, corporate banking, and international private banking. The Bank provides support to clients in large international markets through its network, with a presence in major countries in Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East. With headquarters in New York City, and U.S. offices in Houston and Chicago, Credit Agricole CIB Americas offers its corporate and institutional clients financial products and services and made-to-order structuring, origination and distribution, through both its banking unit Credit Agricole CIB, and the full service broker-dealer Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc., which is a member of the NYSE and NASD. Credit Agricole CIB is also present in Montreal, Canada, and in Latin America with offices in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico. The Energy Industry represents the single largest concentration of industry exposure at Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, whose specialty focus dates back over 100 years. Our Energy practice for North America, located in Houston, focuses on all segments of the business and covers it on a truly global basis. Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. (NSAI) was founded in 1961 to provide the highest quality engineering and geological consulting to the petroleum industry. Today they are recognized as the worldwide leader of petroleum property analysis to industry and financial organizations and government agencies. With offices in Dallas and Houston, NSAI provides a complete range of geological, geophysical, petrophysical, and engineering services and has the technical experience and ability to perform these services in any of the onshore and offshore oil and gas producing areas of the world. They provide reserves reports and audits, acquisition and divestiture evaluations, simulation studies, exploration resources assessments, equity determinations, and management and advisory services. For a complete list of services or to learn more about Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. please visit www.netherlandsewell.com. For more information about NSAI, call C.H. (Scott) Rees, Chief Executive Officer, at 214-969-5401 or send an email to info@nsai-petro.com. Preng & Associates, founded in 1980, is the only retainer-based, international executive search firm specializing solely in the energy industry. Its number one priority is to assist clients with their executive selection, organization development, and human resource needs by providing the highest quality service. Preng's record of accomplishment is directly attributable to their experienced staff, worldwide network of industry contacts, proven search methodology, and high standards of professionalism. Preng has conducted over 3000 searches for board, executive, management, and professional positions in its 35-year history and has the highest success and repeat client track record. Preng's practice is based on the premise that the search process is most effective when conducted by professionals with significant search industry experience. The company has earned a reputation for combining professional search disciplines with an in-depth industry and market understanding and has succeeded in some of the industry's most challenging and high-profile searches. Preng's international reach allows it to effectively conduct global engagements; and as a member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants, Preng practices and promotes its high standards of conduct and professionalism. For more information about Preng & Associates, contact Charles Carpenter, Partner at 713-243-2610 or ccarpenter@preng.com. For more than 30 years, Hein & Associates has been recognized as a leading accounting and advisory firm, where its people and clients share knowledge, thrive in a culture of teamwork, and build long-term relationships deeply rooted in integrity. With offices in Denver, Dallas, Houston and Irvine, Hein serves public and private companies in a variety of industries across the country. Hein is a member of two of the largest international associations of accounting and advisory firms, which allows us to provide seamless client care domestically and throughout the world. Hein is ranked as one of the "Top 100" accounting and advisory firms in the country by Accounting Today, and consistently recognized by Inside Public Accounting as a "Best of the Best" firm, an honor bestowed on only 25 firms each year, based exclusively on management performance. For more information, please contact James Brendel, CPA, CFE, Managing Partner, at jbrendel@heincpa.com or 303-298-9600. PLS was started in 1987 to adapt the real estate industry's highly effective MLS (multiple listing service) for the oil and gas industry. The firm takes its name from the simple concept of a "Petroleum Listing Service" but PLS has since expanded to provide operators and investors the information, marketing and advisory services they need to better manage their portfolios and facilitate profitable transactions. To that end, PLS publishes various listings, news and research reports; offers proprietary databases; hosts prospect and property expos; brokers and direct markets properties, prospects, overrides and midstream assets for sellers seeking additional services; and provides advisory and consulting services on an as needed or project basis. In total, over 2,000 independent companies and their 10,000+ professionals subscribe to one or more of PLS Core Reports, Regional Reports or Premium and Proprietary Databases. In addition, PLS divestment arm is one of the largest handlers of oil and gas asset sales in the mid to under market. Overall, PLS has handled over 900 projects worth an aggregate of $5.0 billion while its advisory arm has done over $1.0 billion in deals and continues to support clients in sourcing new opportunities and capital markets. For more information about PLS products or services, please visit www.plsx.com. Established in 1996 in Memphis, TN, Wunderlich Securities, a full-service brokerage firm, is committed to providing a comprehensive range of professional products and services to meet the needs of individual investors as well as corporations and institutions. The Firm offers financial advisory, brokerage, equity research and investment banking services. Fixed Income broker services are provided through Wunderlich Securities Fixed Income Capital Markets and WunTrade divisions of Wunderlich Securities. The firm operates in 26 offices across 15 states and has more than 450 associated professionals. For more information, please contact R. Kevin Andrews, Managing Director, Investment Banking, at (713) 403-3979 or visit www.wunderlichsecurities.com. About Fifth Third Bank Fifth Third Bank is a diversified financial services company with over $120 billion in assets. The Bank's energy group is comprised of experienced and knowledgeable individuals that can assist in providing and structuring financial solutions to meet their clients' needs across the upstream, midstream, downstream and services sectors. Solutions and capabilities include commodity hedging, interest rate management, foreign exchange, debt capital markets, treasury management, and depository/investment products. For more information, please contact Richard Butler at 713-401-6101 or richard.butler@53.com. DNB is Norway's largest financial services provider, with total assets approaching $400 billion. The bank has for years been a major provider of capital to the oil & gas industry, growing up literally side by side with the highly prolific fields developed in the Norwegian Sector of the North Sea. The Oslo Energy Office maintains a global financing strategy, and serves this market through multiple offices around the world including Houston, London and Singapore. Energy Americas, based in Houston, comprises approximately 20 seasoned energy finance professionals. Aside from facilitating the bank's global business strategies, the office concentrates primarily on serving middle market and larger customers in the four principal oil & gas sectors -- upstream, midstream, downstream and service -- as well as in Power and Renewables. The bank offers a variety of financial products, from traditional oil & gas reserve financing, to longer-term capital markets transactions and merger/acquisition advisory services through its broker-dealer arm, DNB Markets, Inc. Ancillary service capabilities include cash management/depository services, as well as commodity and interest rate hedging. For information on DNB's energy services, please visit the DNB energy website. Oil and gas is and has always been a volatile business, and today's environment is no exception. Haynes and Boone, LLP is an energy-focused corporate law firm, providing a full spectrum of legal services to our clients across the oil and gas industry, including the upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors. Evidence of our commitment to the industry is our opening of our Denver office this year to better serve our energy clients along with our existing offices in Texas, New York, California, Washington, D.C., Shanghai and Mexico City. Haynes and Boone lawyers from all offices work as a team to meet the legal needs of our domestic and international clients involved in oil and gas. We represent domestic and foreign public and private companies engaged in the dynamic day-to-day work of finding and extracting energy in the form of oil and gas and the banks, investment funds and other investors that support them. Our team of more than 100 energy lawyers, landmen and analysts understands the domestic and international physical and financial energy markets, and the firm has been helping both operators and lenders complete some of the largest financings in 2015/2016. With more than 550 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by The National Law Journal. The Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) is one of the world's leading financial groups, with total assets of approximately $2.3 trillion (USD) as of June 30, 2015. In 2014, MUFG integrated the U.S. operations of its subsidiary The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (BTMU) with those of San Francisco-based Union Bank, N.A. This combined entity -- MUFG Union Bank, N.A., allows us to better serve our individual, corporate, and institutional customers in the United States, Canada, and Latin America by offering expanded global capabilities. MUFG has been a leading provider of banking services to the oil and gas industry in the Americas for more than 30 years, consistently ranking in the Top 10 Lead Arrangers and Top 10 Bond Arrangers in the Thomson Reuters Oil and Gas League Tables. We support clients across the industry -- from regional exploration and production to global diversified services companies -- that benefit from our focused approach, strong execution, and customized services. For more information please visit https://mufgamericas.com/oil-gas. CIBC is a leading North American bank headquartered in Canada and with offices around the world. CIBC was originally founded nearly 150 years ago, and has supported and financed the energy industry for many decades. CIBC was recently ranked as the strongest publicly traded bank in North America by Bloomberg, and is rated A+/Aa3 by S&P and Moody's, respectively. Our energy specialists draw on the breadth of CIBC's capabilities to provide market insights and creative solutions for our clients. Services include corporate banking, commodity and interest rate hedging and strategy, A&D advisory, and capital markets. CIBC is publicly traded on the NYSE and Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "CM" and has a market cap of $36 billion and nearly $400 billion in total assets. For more information, please visit the CIBC energy website.


News Article | February 24, 2017
Site: www.marketwired.com

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Feb 24, 2017) - On March 1 at 7:00 a.m. CST the EnerCom Dallas oil and gas investment conference will open its doors, allowing institutional investors an early 2017 opportunity to hear leading independent oil and gas producers and oilfield technology companies discuss their plans to drive growth and development of their oil and gas assets in 2017. In addition, the conference features several popular energy, markets and commodities experts including Mike Carey of Credit Agricole CIB, Frederik Andersen of DNB Bank ASA, Brian Lidsky of PLS Inc., Tom Petrie of Petrie Partners, Joe Blice and Lori Mettille of Hein & Associates and Art Hogan of Wunderlich Securities. The conference follows EnerCom's familiar 25-minute CEO presentation format, with Q&A opportunities in separate breakout rooms, one-on-one company meeting opportunities, networking opportunities and global insight delivered by leading energy economists and market strategists. Presenting companies represent the industry's smartest engineers and the industry's latest thinking on how to develop assets in the top producing basins. EnerCom Dallas also provides a look at the latest oilfield technologies that E&Ps are using to improve well economics, maximize production, and assess oil and gas field economics for potential asset acquisitions/lending. A complete work in progress list of presenters is available at the Presenter Schedule tab on the EnerCom Dallas conference website. Presenting companies own assets and operations in the following regions: Conference Dates and Location: The EnerCom Dallas oil and gas investment conference is being held at the Tower Club in downtown Dallas on March 1-2, 2017. One-on-One Meetings: EnerCom is currently scheduling one-on-one meetings for buyside institutions to meet with management teams at the EnerCom Dallas conference. Registered money managers and analysts from buyside institutions may request company meetings on the conference website after logging in at the "Attendee Login" tab. EnerCom, Inc., founded in 1994, is one of the oil and gas industry's most respected energy-focused management consulting and communications firms. EnerCom founded The Oil & Gas Conference® in 1996 in Denver and since then the firm has hosted more than 40 energy-focused investment conferences in Denver, San Francisco, London and Dallas. Global sponsors of EnerCom's conferences are Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank; Netherland, Sewell & Associates; Preng & Associates; Hein & Associates LLP; and PLS. Sponsors of EnerCom Dallas are Wunderlich Securities; Fifth Third Bank; DNB Bank ASA; Haynes and Boone; MUFG; and CIBC. Register today for EnerCom Dallas at the conference website. Founded in 1994, EnerCom, Inc. is a nationally recognized management consultancy firm advising and serving energy-centric clients on corporate strategy, asset valuations, investor relations, media and corporate communications and visual communications design. EnerCom's professionals have more than 170 years of industry and business experience and a proven track record of success. Headquartered in Denver, EnerCom uses the team approach for delivering its wide range of services to public and private companies, large and small, operating in the global exploration and production, oil service, capital markets, and associated advanced-technology industries. EnerCom annually hosts two oil and gas investment conferences: Oil & Gas 360® (www.oilandgas360.com), founded and published by EnerCom, is an online energy-focused financial website written for the oil and gas industry and the professional investment community. Oil & Gas 360® covers daily energy financial news and developments within the global energy business. Subscribe to EnerCom/Oil & Gas 360®'s "Closing Bell Report" to stay abreast of key financial news in the oil and gas industry and the day's closing commodities prices and key indices, delivered to your inbox each weekday after the markets close. For more information about EnerCom and its services, please visit http://www.enercominc.com/ or call +1 303-296-8834 to speak with one of our consultants. About Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank is the corporate and investment banking arm of the Credit Agricole Group, the world's eighth largest bank by total assets (The Banker, July 2014). Credit Agricole CIB offers its clients a comprehensive range of products and services in capital markets, brokerage, investment banking, structured finance, corporate banking, and international private banking. The Bank provides support to clients in large international markets through its network, with a presence in major countries in Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East. With headquarters in New York City, and U.S. offices in Houston and Chicago, Credit Agricole CIB Americas offers its corporate and institutional clients financial products and services and made-to-order structuring, origination and distribution, through both its banking unit Credit Agricole CIB, and the full service broker-dealer Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc., which is a member of the NYSE and NASD. Credit Agricole CIB is also present in Montreal, Canada, and in Latin America with offices in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico. The Energy Industry represents the single largest concentration of industry exposure at Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, whose specialty focus dates back over 100 years. Our Energy practice for North America, located in Houston, focuses on all segments of the business and covers it on a truly global basis. About Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. (NSAI) was founded in 1961 to provide the highest quality engineering and geological consulting to the petroleum industry. Today they are recognized as the worldwide leader of petroleum property analysis to industry and financial organizations and government agencies. With offices in Dallas and Houston, NSAI provides a complete range of geological, geophysical, petrophysical, and engineering services and has the technical experience and ability to perform these services in any of the onshore and offshore oil and gas producing areas of the world. They provide reserves reports and audits, acquisition and divestiture evaluations, simulation studies, exploration resources assessments, equity determinations, and management and advisory services. For a complete list of services or to learn more about Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. please visit www.netherlandsewell.com. For more information about NSAI, call C.H. (Scott) Rees, Chief Executive Officer, at 214-969-5401 or send an email to info@nsai-petro.com. About Preng & Associates Preng & Associates, founded in 1980, is the only retainer-based, international executive search firm specializing solely in the energy industry. Its number one priority is to assist clients with their executive selection, organization development, and human resource needs by providing the highest quality service. Preng's record of accomplishment is directly attributable to their experienced staff, worldwide network of industry contacts, proven search methodology, and high standards of professionalism. Preng has conducted over 3000 searches for board, executive, management, and professional positions in its 35-year history and has the highest success and repeat client track record. Preng's practice is based on the premise that the search process is most effective when conducted by professionals with significant search industry experience. The company has earned a reputation for combining professional search disciplines with an in-depth industry and market understanding and has succeeded in some of the industry's most challenging and high-profile searches. Preng's international reach allows it to effectively conduct global engagements; and as a member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants, Preng practices and promotes its high standards of conduct and professionalism. For more information about Preng & Associates, contact Charles Carpenter, Partner at 713-243-2610 or ccarpenter@preng.com. About Hein & Associates For more than 30 years, Hein & Associates has been recognized as a leading accounting and advisory firm, where its people and clients share knowledge, thrive in a culture of teamwork, and build long-term relationships deeply rooted in integrity. With offices in Denver, Dallas, Houston and Irvine, Hein serves public and private companies in a variety of industries across the country. Hein is a member of two of the largest international associations of accounting and advisory firms, which allows us to provide seamless client care domestically and throughout the world. Hein is ranked as one of the "Top 100" accounting and advisory firms in the country by Accounting Today, and consistently recognized by Inside Public Accounting as a "Best of the Best" firm, an honor bestowed on only 25 firms each year, based exclusively on management performance. For more information, please contact James Brendel, CPA, CFE, Managing Partner, at jbrendel@heincpa.com or 303-298-9600. About PLS PLS was started in 1987 to adapt the real estate industry's highly effective MLS (multiple listing service) for the oil and gas industry. The firm takes its name from the simple concept of a "Petroleum Listing Service" but PLS has since expanded to provide operators and investors the information, marketing and advisory services they need to better manage their portfolios and facilitate profitable transactions. To that end, PLS publishes various listings, news and research reports; offers proprietary databases; hosts prospect and property expos; brokers and direct markets properties, prospects, overrides and midstream assets for sellers seeking additional services; and provides advisory and consulting services on an as needed or project basis. In total, over 2,000 independent companies and their 10,000+ professionals subscribe to one or more of PLS Core Reports, Regional Reports or Premium and Proprietary Databases. In addition, PLS divestment arm is one of the largest handlers of oil and gas asset sales in the mid to under market. Overall, PLS has handled over 900 projects worth an aggregate of $5.0 billion while its advisory arm has done over $1.0 billion in deals and continues to support clients in sourcing new opportunities and capital markets. For more information about PLS products or services, please visit www.plsx.com. About Wunderlich Securities Established in 1996 in Memphis, TN, Wunderlich Securities, a full-service brokerage firm, is committed to providing a comprehensive range of professional products and services to meet the needs of individual investors as well as corporations and institutions. The Firm offers financial advisory, brokerage, equity research and investment banking services. Fixed Income broker services are provided through Wunderlich Securities Fixed Income Capital Markets and WunTrade divisions of Wunderlich Securities. The firm operates in 26 offices across 15 states and has more than 450 associated professionals. For more information, please contact R. Kevin Andrews, Managing Director, Investment Banking, at (713) 403-3979 or visit www.wunderlichsecurities.com. About Fifth Third Bank Fifth Third Bank is a diversified financial services company with over $120 billion in assets. The Bank's energy group is comprised of experienced and knowledgeable individuals that can assist in providing and structuring financial solutions to meet their clients' needs across the upstream, midstream, downstream and services sectors. Solutions and capabilities include commodity hedging, interest rate management, foreign exchange, debt capital markets, treasury management, and depository/investment products. For more information, please contact Richard Butler at 713-401-6101 or richard.butler@53.com. About DNB ASA DNB is Norway's largest financial services provider, with total assets approaching $400 billion. The bank has for years been a major provider of capital to the oil & gas industry, growing up literally side by side with the highly prolific fields developed in the Norwegian Sector of the North Sea. The Oslo Energy Office maintains a global financing strategy, and serves this market through multiple offices around the world including Houston, London and Singapore. Energy Americas, based in Houston, comprises approximately 20 seasoned energy finance professionals. Aside from facilitating the bank's global business strategies, the office concentrates primarily on serving middle market and larger customers in the four principal oil & gas sectors -- upstream, midstream, downstream and service -- as well as in Power and Renewables. The bank offers a variety of financial products, from traditional oil & gas reserve financing, to longer-term capital markets transactions and merger/acquisition advisory services through its broker-dealer arm, DNB Markets, Inc. Ancillary service capabilities include cash management/depository services, as well as commodity and interest rate hedging. For information on DNB's energy services, please visit the DNB energy website. About Haynes and Boone Oil and gas is and has always been a volatile business, and today's environment is no exception. Haynes and Boone, LLP is an energy-focused corporate law firm, providing a full spectrum of legal services to our clients across the oil and gas industry, including the upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors. Evidence of our commitment to the industry is our opening of our Denver office this year to better serve our energy clients along with our existing offices in Texas, New York, California, Washington, D.C., Shanghai and Mexico City. Haynes and Boone lawyers from all offices work as a team to meet the legal needs of our domestic and international clients involved in oil and gas. We represent domestic and foreign public and private companies engaged in the dynamic day-to-day work of finding and extracting energy in the form of oil and gas and the banks, investment funds and other investors that support them. Our team of more than 100 energy lawyers, landmen and analysts understands the domestic and international physical and financial energy markets, and the firm has been helping both operators and lenders complete some of the largest financings in 2015/2016. With more than 550 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by The National Law Journal. About MUFG The Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) is one of the world's leading financial groups, with total assets of approximately $2.3 trillion (USD) as of June 30, 2015. In 2014, MUFG integrated the U.S. operations of its subsidiary The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (BTMU) with those of San Francisco-based Union Bank, N.A. This combined entity -- MUFG Union Bank, N.A., allows us to better serve our individual, corporate, and institutional customers in the United States, Canada, and Latin America by offering expanded global capabilities. MUFG has been a leading provider of banking services to the oil and gas industry in the Americas for more than 30 years, consistently ranking in the Top 10 Lead Arrangers and Top 10 Bond Arrangers in the Thomson Reuters Oil and Gas League Tables. We support clients across the industry -- from regional exploration and production to global diversified services companies -- that benefit from our focused approach, strong execution, and customized services. For more information please visit https://mufgamericas.com/oil-gas. About CIBC CIBC is a leading North American bank headquartered in Canada and with offices around the world. CIBC was originally founded nearly 150 years ago, and has supported and financed the energy industry for many decades. CIBC was recently ranked as the strongest publicly traded bank in North America by Bloomberg, and is rated A+/Aa3 by S&P and Moody's, respectively. Our energy specialists draw on the breadth of CIBC's capabilities to provide market insights and creative solutions for our clients. Services include corporate banking, commodity and interest rate hedging and strategy, A&D advisory, and capital markets. CIBC is publicly traded on the NYSE and Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "CM" and has a market cap of $36 billion and nearly $400 billion in total assets. For more information, please visit the CIBC energy website.


News Article | February 24, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

Following a well-attended road show, Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has successfully placed one Euro denominated 500 million 4-year bond with a fixed coupon rate of 0.875% and one Euro denominated 500 million 7-year bond with a fixed coupon rate of 1.875%. The bonds were issued under Ericsson's Euro Medium Term Note Program (EMTN). With this transaction, Ericsson extends its entry to the Eurobond market, one of the world's largest corporate bond markets, and takes advantage of strong current corporate credit market conditions. The bonds will extend Ericsson's well diversified maturity profile and the proceeds will be used to refinance debt maturing in 2017 and for general corporate purposes. Carl Mellander, acting CFO says: "This reconfirms market confidence in Ericsson and supports our strong balance sheet and financial flexibility." Joint bookrunners were Citi, Credit Agricole CIB and SEB and co-managers were Nordea, Standard Chartered and Swedbank. Ericsson is a world leader in communications technology and services with headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Our organization consists of more than 111,000 experts who provide customers in 180 countries with innovative solutions and services. Together we are building a more connected future where anyone and any industry is empowered to reach their full potential. Net sales in 2016 were SEK 222.6 billion (USD 24.5 billion). The Ericsson stock is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and on NASDAQ in New York. Read more on www.ericsson.com. This announcement is for information purposes only and does not constitute a prospectus or offering circular or an offer to acquire any securities and is not intended to provide the basis for any credit or any other third party evaluation of the securities (the "Securities") or the transaction (the "Transaction") and should not be considered as a recommendation that any investor should subscribe for or purchase any of the Securities. Neither this announcement nor any other documentation or information (or any part thereof) delivered or supplied under or in relation to the Transaction or the Securities shall be deemed to constitute an offer of or an invitation to purchase or subscribe the Securities. This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell, exchange or transfer any securities and is not soliciting an offer to purchase, exchange or transfer any securities in any jurisdiction where such offer, sale, exchange or transfer is not permitted or is unlawful.  Any investor who acquires the Securities must rely solely on the final offering circular published by the Company in connection with the Transaction, on the basis of which alone purchases of or subscription for the Securities may be made. This announcement is only being distributed to and is only directed at persons (i) who are outside the United Kingdom or (ii) to investment professionals falling within Article 19 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Order") or (iii) high net worth entities, and other persons to whom it may lawfully be communicated, falling within Article 19 of the Order (all such persons together being referred to as "relevant persons"). This announcement must not be acted on or relied on by persons who are not relevant persons. Any investment or investment activity to which this communication relates is available only to relevant persons and will be engaged in only with relevant persons. This announcement does not constitute or form part of an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to subscribe for or otherwise acquire any securities in the United States or in any other jurisdiction. This announcement is not for distribution, directly or indirectly in or into the United States (as defined in Regulation S under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act")). The Securities have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act.


News Article | February 15, 2017
Site: www.marketwired.com

Oil & Gas CEOs will present their 2017 plans to investors at EnerCom Dallas on March 1-2, 2017 DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Feb 7, 2017) - EnerCom's first Texas-based oil and gas investment conference -- EnerCom Dallas -- will kick off on March 1, 2017. EnerCom Dallas features presentations by the chief executives of some of the most-watched publicly traded North American oil and natural gas producing companies including: EnerCom Dallas operating company presenters also include, but are not limited to: Global energy economists and market strategists who will present at EnerCom Dallas include Michael Carey, Credit Agricole C&I Bank; Fredrik Andersen, DNB ASA; Tom Petrie, Petrie Partners; and Art Hogan, Wunderlich Securities. Conference Dates and Location: The EnerCom Dallas oil and gas investment conference is being held at the Tower Club in downtown Dallas on March 1-2, 2017. Conference Registration: EnerCom is taking registrations to attend EnerCom Dallas from the professional investment community at the conference website. EnerCom Dallas Conference Schedule: A work-in-progress conference agenda, an up to the minute schedule of presenters and speakers, may be found on the conference website. EnerCom, Inc., founded in 1994, is one of the oil and gas industry's most respected energy-focused management consulting and communications firms. EnerCom founded The Oil & Gas Conference® in 1996 in Denver and since then the firm has hosted more than 40 energy- focused investment conferences in Denver, San Francisco, London and Dallas. Global sponsors of EnerCom's conferences are Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank; Netherland, Sewell & Associates; Preng & Associates; Hein & Associates LLP; and PLS. Sponsors of EnerCom Dallas are Wunderlich Securities; Fifth Third Bank; DNB Bank ASA; Haynes and Boone; MUFG; and CIBC. Register today for EnerCom Dallas at the conference website. About EnerCom, Inc. Founded in 1994, EnerCom, Inc. is a nationally recognized management consultancy firm advising and serving energy-centric clients on corporate strategy, asset valuations, investor relations, media and corporate communications and visual communications design. EnerCom's professionals have more than 170 years of industry and business experience and a proven track record of success. Headquartered in Denver, EnerCom uses the team approach for delivering its wide range of services to public and private companies, large and small, operating in the global exploration and production, OilService, capital markets, and associated advanced-technology industries. EnerCom annually hosts two oil and gas investment conferences: Oil & Gas 360® (www.oilandgas360.com), founded and published by EnerCom, is an online energy-focused financial website written for the oil and gas industry and the professional investment community. Oil & Gas 360® covers daily energy financial news and developments within the global energy business. Subscribe to EnerCom/Oil & Gas 360®'s "Closing Bell Report" to stay abreast of key financial news in the oil and gas industry and the day's closing commodities prices and key indices, delivered to your inbox each weekday after the markets close. For more information about EnerCom and its services, please visit http://www.enercominc.com/ or call +1 303-296-8834 to speak with one of our consultants. About Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank is the corporate and investment banking arm of the Credit Agricole Group, the world's eighth largest bank by total assets (The Banker, July 2014). Credit Agricole CIB offers its clients a comprehensive range of products and services in capital markets, brokerage, investment banking, structured finance, corporate banking, and international private banking. The Bank provides support to clients in large international markets through its network, with a presence in major countries in Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East. With headquarters in New York City, and U.S. offices in Houston and Chicago, Credit Agricole CIB Americas offers its corporate and institutional clients financial products and services and made-to-order structuring, origination and distribution, through both its banking unit Credit Agricole CIB, and the full service broker-dealer Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc., which is a member of the NYSE and NASD. Credit Agricole CIB is also present in Montreal, Canada, and in Latin America with offices in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico. The Energy Industry represents the single largest concentration of industry exposure at Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, whose specialty focus dates back over 100 years. Our Energy practice for North America, located in Houston, focuses on all segments of the business and covers it on a truly global basis. About Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. (NSAI) was founded in 1961 to provide the highest quality engineering and geological consulting to the petroleum industry. Today they are recognized as the worldwide leader of petroleum property analysis to industry and financial organizations and government agencies. With offices in Dallas and Houston, NSAI provides a complete range of geological, geophysical, petrophysical, and engineering services and has the technical experience and ability to perform these services in any of the onshore and offshore oil and gas producing areas of the world. They provide reserves reports and audits, acquisition and divestiture evaluations, simulation studies, exploration resources assessments, equity determinations, and management and advisory services. For a complete list of services or to learn more about Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. please visit www.netherlandsewell.com. For more information about NSAI, call C.H. (Scott) Rees, Chief Executive Officer, at 214-969-5401 or send an email to info@nsai-petro.com. About Preng & Associates Preng & Associates, founded in 1980, is the only retainer-based, international executive search firm specializing solely in the energy industry. Its number one priority is to assist clients with their executive selection, organization development, and human resource needs by providing the highest quality service. Preng's record of accomplishment is directly attributable to their experienced staff, worldwide network of industry contacts, proven search methodology, and high standards of professionalism. Preng has conducted over 3000 searches for board, executive, management, and professional positions in its 35-year history and has the highest success and repeat client track record. Preng's practice is based on the premise that the search process is most effective when conducted by professionals with significant search industry experience. The company has earned a reputation for combining professional search disciplines with an in-depth industry and market understanding and has succeeded in some of the industry's most challenging and high-profile searches. Preng's international reach allows it to effectively conduct global engagements; and as a member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants, Preng practices and promotes its high standards of conduct and professionalism. For more information about Preng & Associates, contact Charles Carpenter, Partner at 713-243-2610 or ccarpenter@preng.com. About Hein & Associates For more than 30 years, Hein & Associates has been recognized as a leading accounting and advisory firm, where its people and clients share knowledge, thrive in a culture of teamwork, and build long-term relationships deeply rooted in integrity. With offices in Denver, Dallas, Houston and Irvine, Hein serves public and private companies in a variety of industries across the country. Hein is a member of two of the largest international associations of accounting and advisory firms, which allows us to provide seamless client care domestically and throughout the world. Hein is ranked as one of the "Top 100" accounting and advisory firms in the country by Accounting Today, and consistently recognized by Inside Public Accounting as a "Best of the Best" firm, an honor bestowed on only 25 firms each year, based exclusively on management performance. For more information, please contact James Brendel, CPA, CFE, Managing Partner, at jbrendel@heincpa.com or 303-298-9600. About PLS PLS was started in 1987 to adapt the real estate industry's highly effective MLS (multiple listing service) for the oil and gas industry. The firm takes its name from the simple concept of a "Petroleum Listing Service" but PLS has since expanded to provide operators and investors the information, marketing and advisory services they need to better manage their portfolios and facilitate profitable transactions. To that end, PLS publishes various listings, news and research reports; offers proprietary databases; hosts prospect and property expos; brokers and direct markets properties, prospects, overrides and midstream assets for sellers seeking additional services; and provides advisory and consulting services on an as needed or project basis. In total, over 2,000 independent companies and their 10,000+ professionals subscribe to one or more of PLS Core Reports, Regional Reports or Premium and Proprietary Databases. In addition, PLS divestment arm is one of the largest handlers of oil and gas asset sales in the mid to under market. Overall, PLS has handled over 900 projects worth an aggregate of $5.0 billion while its advisory arm has done over $1.0 billion in deals and continues to support clients in sourcing new opportunities and capital markets. For more information about PLS products or services, please visit www.plsx.com. About Wunderlich Securities Established in 1996 in Memphis, TN, Wunderlich Securities, a full-service brokerage firm, is committed to providing a comprehensive range of professional products and services to meet the needs of individual investors as well as corporations and institutions. The Firm offers financial advisory, brokerage, equity research and investment banking services. Fixed Income broker services are provided through Wunderlich Securities Fixed Income Capital Markets and WunTrade divisions of Wunderlich Securities. The firm operates in 26 offices across 15 states and has more than 450 associated professionals. For more information, please contact R. Kevin Andrews, Managing Director, Investment Banking, at (713) 403-3979 or visit www.wunderlichsecurities.com. About Fifth Third Bank Fifth Third Bank is a diversified financial services company with over $120 billion in assets. The Bank's energy group is comprised of experienced and knowledgeable individuals that can assist in providing and structuring financial solutions to meet their clients' needs across the upstream, midstream, downstream and services sectors. Solutions and capabilities include commodity hedging, interest rate management, foreign exchange, debt capital markets, treasury management, and depository/investment products. For more information, please contact Richard Butler at 713-401-6101 or richard.butler@53.com. About DNB ASA DNB is Norway's largest financial services provider, with total assets approaching $400 billion. The bank has for years been a major provider of capital to the oil & gas industry, growing up literally side by side with the highly prolific fields developed in the Norwegian Sector of the North Sea. The Oslo Energy Office maintains a global financing strategy, and serves this market through multiple offices around the world including Houston, London and Singapore. Energy Americas, based in Houston, comprises approximately 20 seasoned energy finance professionals. Aside from facilitating the bank's global business strategies, the office concentrates primarily on serving middle market and larger customers in the four principal oil & gas sectors -- upstream, midstream, downstream and service -- as well as in Power and Renewables. The bank offers a variety of financial products, from traditional oil & gas reserve financing, to longer-term capital markets transactions and merger/acquisition advisory services through its broker-dealer arm, DNB Markets, Inc. Ancillary service capabilities include cash management/depository services, as well as commodity and interest rate hedging. For information on DNB's energy services, please visit the DNB energy website. About Haynes and Boone Oil and gas is and has always been a volatile business, and today's environment is no exception. Haynes and Boone, LLP is an energy-focused corporate law firm, providing a full spectrum of legal services to our clients across the oil and gas industry, including the upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors. Evidence of our commitment to the industry is our opening of our Denver office this year to better serve our energy clients along with our existing offices in Texas, New York, California, Washington, D.C., Shanghai and Mexico City. Haynes and Boone lawyers from all offices work as a team to meet the legal needs of our domestic and international clients involved in oil and gas. We represent domestic and foreign public and private companies engaged in the dynamic day-to-day work of finding and extracting energy in the form of oil and gas and the banks, investment funds and other investors that support them. Our team of more than 100 energy lawyers, landmen and analysts understands the domestic and international physical and financial energy markets, and the firm has been helping both operators and lenders complete some of the largest financings in 2015/2016. With more than 550 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by The National Law Journal. About MUFG The Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) is one of the world's leading financial groups, with total assets of approximately $2.3 trillion (USD) as of June 30, 2015. In 2014, MUFG integrated the U.S. operations of its subsidiary The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (BTMU) with those of San Francisco-based Union Bank, N.A. This combined entity -- MUFG Union Bank, N.A., allows us to better serve our individual, corporate, and institutional customers in the United States, Canada, and Latin America by offering expanded global capabilities. MUFG has been a leading provider of banking services to the oil and gas industry in the Americas for more than 30 years, consistently ranking in the Top 10 Lead Arrangers and Top 10 Bond Arrangers in the Thomson Reuters Oil and Gas League Tables. We support clients across the industry -- from regional exploration and production to global diversified services companies -- that benefit from our focused approach, strong execution, and customized services. For more information please visit https://mufgamericas.com/oil-gas. About CIBC CIBC is a leading North American bank headquartered in Canada and with offices around the world. CIBC was originally founded nearly 150 years ago, and has supported and financed the energy industry for many decades. CIBC was recently ranked as the strongest publicly traded bank in North America by Bloomberg, and is rated A+/Aa3 by S&P and Moody's, respectively. Our energy specialists draw on the breadth of CIBC's capabilities to provide market insights and creative solutions for our clients. Services include corporate banking, commodity and interest rate hedging and strategy, A&D advisory, and capital markets. CIBC is publicly traded on the NYSE and Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "CM" and has a market cap of $36 billion and nearly $400 billion in total assets. For more information, please visit the CIBC energy website.


News Article | February 15, 2017
Site: www.marketwired.com

One-on-one meeting requests for institutional buyside investors with presenting company executives at EnerCom Dallas, March 1-2, 2017, are now open DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Feb 10, 2017) - Presenting companies at EnerCom's upcoming Texas-based oil and gas investment conference -- EnerCom Dallas -- include oil and gas exploration and production companies and oilfield technology companies. Conference Dates and Location: The EnerCom Dallas oil and gas investment conference is being held at the Tower Club in downtown Dallas on March 1-2, 2017. Conference Registration: EnerCom is open to registrations to attend EnerCom Dallas from the professional investment community at the conference website. One-on-One Meetings: EnerCom is now scheduling one-on-one meetings for buyside institutions and management teams at the EnerCom Dallas conference. Registered money managers and analysts from buyside institutions may request company meetings on the conference website after logging in at the "Attendee Login" tab. EnerCom Dallas company presenters include, but are not limited to: EnerCom Dallas Conference Schedule: In addition to these companies, EnerCom Dallas features approximately 30 other oil and gas producers, oilfield technology companies, global energy economists and market strategists as presenters at this year's oil and gas investment conference. A work-in-progress conference agenda, an up to the minute schedule of presenters and speakers, may be found on the EnerCom Dallas conference website. EnerCom, Inc., founded in 1994, is one of the oil and gas industry's most respected energy-focused management consulting and communications firms. EnerCom founded The Oil & Gas Conference® in 1996 in Denver and since then the firm has hosted more than 40 energy-focused investment conferences in Denver, San Francisco, London and Dallas. Global sponsors of EnerCom's conferences are Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank; Netherland, Sewell & Associates; Preng & Associates; Hein & Associates LLP; and PLS. Sponsors of EnerCom Dallas are Wunderlich Securities; Fifth Third Bank; DNB Bank ASA; Haynes and Boone; MUFG; and CIBC. Register today for EnerCom Dallas at the conference website. Founded in 1994, EnerCom, Inc. is a nationally recognized management consultancy firm advising and serving energy-centric clients on corporate strategy, asset valuations, investor relations, media and corporate communications and visual communications design. EnerCom's professionals have more than 170 years of industry and business experience and a proven track record of success. Headquartered in Denver, EnerCom uses the team approach for delivering its wide range of services to public and private companies, large and small, operating in the global exploration and production, OilService, capital markets, and associated advanced-technology industries. EnerCom annually hosts two oil and gas investment conferences: Oil & Gas 360® (www.oilandgas360.com), founded and published by EnerCom, is an online energy-focused financial website written for the oil and gas industry and the professional investment community. Oil & Gas 360® covers daily energy financial news and developments within the global energy business. Subscribe to EnerCom/Oil & Gas 360®'s "Closing Bell Report" to stay abreast of key financial news in the oil and gas industry and the day's closing commodities prices and key indices, delivered to your inbox each weekday after the markets close. For more information about EnerCom and its services, please visit http://www.enercominc.com/ or call +1 303-296-8834 to speak with one of our consultants. Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank is the corporate and investment banking arm of the Credit Agricole Group, the world's eighth largest bank by total assets (The Banker, July 2014). Credit Agricole CIB offers its clients a comprehensive range of products and services in capital markets, brokerage, investment banking, structured finance, corporate banking, and international private banking. The Bank provides support to clients in large international markets through its network, with a presence in major countries in Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East. With headquarters in New York City, and U.S. offices in Houston and Chicago, Credit Agricole CIB Americas offers its corporate and institutional clients financial products and services and made-to-order structuring, origination and distribution, through both its banking unit Credit Agricole CIB, and the full service broker-dealer Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc., which is a member of the NYSE and NASD. Credit Agricole CIB is also present in Montreal, Canada, and in Latin America with offices in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico. The Energy Industry represents the single largest concentration of industry exposure at Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, whose specialty focus dates back over 100 years. Our Energy practice for North America, located in Houston, focuses on all segments of the business and covers it on a truly global basis. Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. (NSAI) was founded in 1961 to provide the highest quality engineering and geological consulting to the petroleum industry. Today they are recognized as the worldwide leader of petroleum property analysis to industry and financial organizations and government agencies. With offices in Dallas and Houston, NSAI provides a complete range of geological, geophysical, petrophysical, and engineering services and has the technical experience and ability to perform these services in any of the onshore and offshore oil and gas producing areas of the world. They provide reserves reports and audits, acquisition and divestiture evaluations, simulation studies, exploration resources assessments, equity determinations, and management and advisory services. For a complete list of services or to learn more about Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. please visit www.netherlandsewell.com. For more information about NSAI, call C.H. (Scott) Rees, Chief Executive Officer, at 214-969-5401 or send an email to info@nsai-petro.com. Preng & Associates, founded in 1980, is the only retainer-based, international executive search firm specializing solely in the energy industry. Its number one priority is to assist clients with their executive selection, organization development, and human resource needs by providing the highest quality service. Preng's record of accomplishment is directly attributable to their experienced staff, worldwide network of industry contacts, proven search methodology, and high standards of professionalism. Preng has conducted over 3000 searches for board, executive, management, and professional positions in its 35-year history and has the highest success and repeat client track record. Preng's practice is based on the premise that the search process is most effective when conducted by professionals with significant search industry experience. The company has earned a reputation for combining professional search disciplines with an in-depth industry and market understanding and has succeeded in some of the industry's most challenging and high-profile searches. Preng's international reach allows it to effectively conduct global engagements; and as a member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants, Preng practices and promotes its high standards of conduct and professionalism. For more information about Preng & Associates, contact Charles Carpenter, Partner at 713-243-2610 or ccarpenter@preng.com. For more than 30 years, Hein & Associates has been recognized as a leading accounting and advisory firm, where its people and clients share knowledge, thrive in a culture of teamwork, and build long-term relationships deeply rooted in integrity. With offices in Denver, Dallas, Houston and Irvine, Hein serves public and private companies in a variety of industries across the country. Hein is a member of two of the largest international associations of accounting and advisory firms, which allows us to provide seamless client care domestically and throughout the world. Hein is ranked as one of the "Top 100" accounting and advisory firms in the country by Accounting Today, and consistently recognized by Inside Public Accounting as a "Best of the Best" firm, an honor bestowed on only 25 firms each year, based exclusively on management performance. For more information, please contact James Brendel, CPA, CFE, Managing Partner, at jbrendel@heincpa.com or 303-298-9600. PLS was started in 1987 to adapt the real estate industry's highly effective MLS (multiple listing service) for the oil and gas industry. The firm takes its name from the simple concept of a "Petroleum Listing Service" but PLS has since expanded to provide operators and investors the information, marketing and advisory services they need to better manage their portfolios and facilitate profitable transactions. To that end, PLS publishes various listings, news and research reports; offers proprietary databases; hosts prospect and property expos; brokers and direct markets properties, prospects, overrides and midstream assets for sellers seeking additional services; and provides advisory and consulting services on an as needed or project basis. In total, over 2,000 independent companies and their 10,000+ professionals subscribe to one or more of PLS Core Reports, Regional Reports or Premium and Proprietary Databases. In addition, PLS divestment arm is one of the largest handlers of oil and gas asset sales in the mid to under market. Overall, PLS has handled over 900 projects worth an aggregate of $5.0 billion while its advisory arm has done over $1.0 billion in deals and continues to support clients in sourcing new opportunities and capital markets. For more information about PLS products or services, please visit www.plsx.com. Established in 1996 in Memphis, TN, Wunderlich Securities, a full-service brokerage firm, is committed to providing a comprehensive range of professional products and services to meet the needs of individual investors as well as corporations and institutions. The Firm offers financial advisory, brokerage, equity research and investment banking services. Fixed Income broker services are provided through Wunderlich Securities Fixed Income Capital Markets and WunTrade divisions of Wunderlich Securities. The firm operates in 26 offices across 15 states and has more than 450 associated professionals. For more information, please contact R. Kevin Andrews, Managing Director, Investment Banking, at (713) 403-3979 or visit www.wunderlichsecurities.com. About Fifth Third Bank Fifth Third Bank is a diversified financial services company with over $120 billion in assets. The Bank's energy group is comprised of experienced and knowledgeable individuals that can assist in providing and structuring financial solutions to meet their clients' needs across the upstream, midstream, downstream and services sectors. Solutions and capabilities include commodity hedging, interest rate management, foreign exchange, debt capital markets, treasury management, and depository/investment products. For more information, please contact Richard Butler at 713-401-6101 or richard.butler@53.com. DNB is Norway's largest financial services provider, with total assets approaching $400 billion. The bank has for years been a major provider of capital to the oil & gas industry, growing up literally side by side with the highly prolific fields developed in the Norwegian Sector of the North Sea. The Oslo Energy Office maintains a global financing strategy, and serves this market through multiple offices around the world including Houston, London and Singapore. Energy Americas, based in Houston, comprises approximately 20 seasoned energy finance professionals. Aside from facilitating the bank's global business strategies, the office concentrates primarily on serving middle market and larger customers in the four principal oil & gas sectors -- upstream, midstream, downstream and service -- as well as in Power and Renewables. The bank offers a variety of financial products, from traditional oil & gas reserve financing, to longer-term capital markets transactions and merger/acquisition advisory services through its broker-dealer arm, DNB Markets, Inc. Ancillary service capabilities include cash management/depository services, as well as commodity and interest rate hedging. For information on DNB's energy services, please visit the DNB energy website. Oil and gas is and has always been a volatile business, and today's environment is no exception. Haynes and Boone, LLP is an energy-focused corporate law firm, providing a full spectrum of legal services to our clients across the oil and gas industry, including the upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors. Evidence of our commitment to the industry is our opening of our Denver office this year to better serve our energy clients along with our existing offices in Texas, New York, California, Washington, D.C., Shanghai and Mexico City. Haynes and Boone lawyers from all offices work as a team to meet the legal needs of our domestic and international clients involved in oil and gas. We represent domestic and foreign public and private companies engaged in the dynamic day-to-day work of finding and extracting energy in the form of oil and gas and the banks, investment funds and other investors that support them. Our team of more than 100 energy lawyers, landmen and analysts understands the domestic and international physical and financial energy markets, and the firm has been helping both operators and lenders complete some of the largest financings in 2015/2016. With more than 550 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by The National Law Journal. The Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) is one of the world's leading financial groups, with total assets of approximately $2.3 trillion (USD) as of June 30, 2015. In 2014, MUFG integrated the U.S. operations of its subsidiary The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (BTMU) with those of San Francisco-based Union Bank, N.A. This combined entity -- MUFG Union Bank, N.A., allows us to better serve our individual, corporate, and institutional customers in the United States, Canada, and Latin America by offering expanded global capabilities. MUFG has been a leading provider of banking services to the oil and gas industry in the Americas for more than 30 years, consistently ranking in the Top 10 Lead Arrangers and Top 10 Bond Arrangers in the Thomson Reuters Oil and Gas League Tables. We support clients across the industry -- from regional exploration and production to global diversified services companies -- that benefit from our focused approach, strong execution, and customized services. For more information please visit https://mufgamericas.com/oil-gas. CIBC is a leading North American bank headquartered in Canada and with offices around the world. CIBC was originally founded nearly 150 years ago, and has supported and financed the energy industry for many decades. CIBC was recently ranked as the strongest publicly traded bank in North America by Bloomberg, and is rated A+/Aa3 by S&P and Moody's, respectively. Our energy specialists draw on the breadth of CIBC's capabilities to provide market insights and creative solutions for our clients. Services include corporate banking, commodity and interest rate hedging and strategy, A&D advisory, and capital markets. CIBC is publicly traded on the NYSE and Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "CM" and has a market cap of $36 billion and nearly $400 billion in total assets. For more information, please visit the CIBC energy website.


News Article | February 21, 2017
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SAN MATEO, California and LONDON, Feb. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Crédit Agricole CIB, the corporate and investment banking arm of the world's eleventh largest bank by Tier One Capital (source: The Bankers, July 2016), has partnered with Orchestrade Financial Systems, a capital markets technology platform for cross-asset trading and risk management, to overhaul its interest rate derivatives and FX Forwards trading operations. Crédit Agricole CIB is the first major bank to replace its trading and risk legacy systems with Orchestrade. Crédit Agricole CIB is migrating all front-to-middle office processing of vanilla and structured products from two legacy platforms. The bank now runs trading and real-time risk calculations on Orchestrade for its interest rates and FX Forwards business globally. "Orchestrade enabled us to improve risk performance, keep up with new regulatory changes and reduce costs, while ensuring that Crédit Agricole CIB remains at the cutting edge of banking innovation," said Thomas Spitz, Global Head of the Trading Division at Crédit Agricole CIB. "Orchestrade platform is modern and well-designed. This partnership sets a new benchmark for capital markets technology projects inside the bank, enabling us to deliver even greater value to our shareholders." "Having established a track record with fund managers, it was a natural step for us to partner with an investment bank," said Hakim Erhili, CEO of Orchestrade. "The successful collaboration with Crédit Agricole CIB confirmed that our platform delivers unmatched performance and operational efficiency, regardless of scale." Post-implementation, the bank is benefiting from improved efficiency, real-time risk capabilities as well as one consistent platform used by sales, trading, risk and operations. Founded in 2009, Orchestrade Financial Systems delivers the most modern technology for cross asset, front-to-back trading and risk management. Its award-winning capital markets platform has been implemented by leading financial institutions in North America, Europe and Asia. Orchestrade is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Paris, London and New York. The world needs a better financial technology solution and Orchestrade delivers. For more information, please visit: www.orchestrade.com


Frankfurt am Main, 21-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Bank has appointed Thomas Piquemal as Chief Country Officer for France, in addition to his role as Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, effective March 1, 2017. Piquemal succeeds Bruno Hallak, who has decided to leave the bank to pursue other interests. Hallak will stay for a transition period to ensure a smooth handover in the best interests of clients. As France Chief Country Officer, Piquemal will oversee all of the Group’s activities in Paris, which include Corporate & Investment Banking, Global Markets, Deutsche Asset Management and Deutsche Bank Wealth Management. Piquemal will form jointly with Laure Lemonnier (Chief Operating Officer), Julien Fabre and Emmanuel Hasbanian (Co-Heads of Corporate & Investment Banking), Emmanuel Duclos (Head of Global Markets and Financing & Solutions Group), Jérôme Delahaye (Head of Equities), and Joseline Hobson (Head of Deutsche Asset Management), the Deutsche Bank senior management team in France and ensure sound corporate governance and business development. Ashok Aram, Deutsche Bank CEO for Europe, Middle East and Africa (excluding Germany and the United Kingdom), commented on this appointment: “France is a key component of Deutsche Bank’s strategy and success in Europe. Along with a very committed senior management team, Thomas’ skills and experience gained as a top corporate finance banker over many years and later as CFO of two leading multinational corporations, will be crucial in delivering the best services and results for our clients. We thank Bruno Hallak for his valuable contributions over the last eight years, including almost four years as Chief Country Officer. He has been a trusted advisor to clients while successfully implementing the bank’s global strategy in France.” Piquemal joined Deutsche Bank in May 2016 as Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions and Chairman of CIB France from EDF Group, where he was Group Senior Executive Vice President for Finance. He will continue to report directly to Jeff Urwin, Head of CIB and Member of the Management Board, and will have an additional reporting line for his country responsibilities to Aram. With over 220 employees, Deutsche Bank in France is a leading player in markets, corporate finance and commercial banking, with a growing franchise in asset management and wealth management. As one of the top international banks in France, Deutsche Bank possesses significant strengths such as its leadership in French initial public offerings where it is the only bank to have led 15 of the top 17 French IPOs since 2013. Deutsche Bank was named best international investment bank in France in 2012, 2014 and 2015 by Leaders League, the media and rating agency About Deutsche Bank Deutsche Bank provides commercial and investment banking, retail banking, transaction banking and asset and wealth management products and services to corporations, governments, institutional investors, small and medium-sized businesses, and private individuals. Deutsche Bank is Germany’s leading bank, with a strong position in Europe and a significant presence in the Americas and Asia Pacific.


News Article | March 1, 2017
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WAUKESHA, WI--(Marketwired - March 01, 2017) - Bank holding company CIB Marine Bancshares, Inc. ( : CIBH) announced today that Messrs. Mark Henderson and Steve Palmitier have been appointed to its Board of Directors, effective March 1, 2017. Mr. Palmitier is based in the Company's Chicagoland market and currently serves as President & COO at North American Company for Life and Health Insurance and Midland National Life Insurance Company. He will stand for election by shareholders at the Company's annual meeting of shareholders to be held on May 25, 2017, in Champaign, Illinois. Mr. Henderson is based in the Company's Champaign, Illinois, market and currently serves as the Chief Information Officer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "We are excited to welcome these two highly qualified directors to the CIB Marine Bancshares organization," said Mr. Mark Elste, Chairman of the Board of Directors. "As a community bank, it is critical to add talented directors who live and work in the communities we serve." "Steve Palmitier has an extensive executive management background in the financial services industry and brings 37 years of experience in sales, marketing, operations and strategic planning, which will help the Company meet its growth and efficiency objectives," said Mr. Elste. "One of our goals in expanding the Board was to seek a director with technology expertise to assist the Company in the critical and evolving fields of information technology and cyber-risks," said Mr. Elste. "We were fortunate to find someone as qualified as Mark Henderson to join our Board. He brings more than 30 years' experience in private and public sector technology, and leads one of the largest and most sophisticated information technology systems in the country." With the addition of Messrs. Henderson and Palmitier, the Board of CIB Marine Bancshares, Inc. has been expanded from eight directors to ten. CIB Marine Bancshares, Inc. is the holding company for CIBM Bank, which operates 11 banking offices and 3 mortgage loan offices in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana. More information on the company is available at www.cibmarine.com, including recent shareholder letters, links to regulatory financial reports, and audited financial statements. CIB Marine has made statements in this release that may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. CIB Marine intends these forward-looking statements to be subject to the safe harbor created thereby and is including this statement to avail itself of the safe harbor. Forward-looking statements are identified generally by statements containing words and phrases such as "may," "project," "are confident," "should be," "intend," "predict," "believe," "plan," "expect," "estimate," "anticipate" and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements reflect CIB Marine's current views with respect to future events and financial performance that are subject to many uncertainties and factors relating to CIB Marine's operations and the business environment, which could change at any time. There are inherent difficulties in predicting factors that may affect the accuracy of forward-looking statements. Stockholders should note that many factors, some of which are discussed elsewhere in this Earnings Release and in the documents that are incorporated by reference, could affect the future financial results of CIB Marine and could cause those results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements contained or incorporated by reference in this document. These factors, many of which are beyond CIB Marine's control, include but are not limited to: These factors should be considered in evaluating the forward-looking statements, and undue reliance should not be placed on such statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. CIB Marine undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Forward-looking statements are subject to significant risks and uncertainties and CIB Marine's actual results may differ materially from the results discussed in forward-looking statements.


MINNEAPOLIS et PARIS et LONDRES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE : PJC), banque d’investissement et gestionnaire d’actifs de premier plan et Kepler Cheuvreux, l’un des principaux courtiers indépendants en Europe, sont heureux d’annoncer la conclusion d’un partenariat stratégique entrant en vigueur aujourd’hui. Le groupe, dont le siège est à Paris, sera associé à Piper Jaffray dans le cadre de la distribution de sa recherche sur les actions américaines en Europe. Par ailleurs, Piper Jaffray sera également associé à Kepler Cheuvreux concernant la distribution de sa recherche sur les valeurs européennes aux États-Unis. Bien que le partenariat soit au départ fondé sur la distribution de la recherche Actions, il pourra être élargi à d’autres domaines d’activité. « Le partenariat avec Piper Jaffray s’ajoute à notre accord de distribution avec le courtier asiatique CIMB, et fait avancer notre objectif de devenir un courtier global en Europe. En effet, nous sommes désormais en mesure d’offrir à nos clients européens une couverture de plus de 2 200 actions », a confié pour sa part Laurent Quirin, PDG de Kepler Cheuvreux. « Nous avons à cœur d’étendre notre couverture à des clients aux États-Unis et nous nous réjouissons à l’idée d’aider Piper Jaffray dans le cadre de son expansion en Europe. » Kepler Cheuvreux est un groupe européen indépendant de services financiers de premier plan, spécialisé dans les services de conseil et d’intermédiation. Le groupe dispose de a quatre lignes métiers : Actions, Dette et produits dérivés, Investment Solutions et Corporate Finance. Basé à Paris, le groupe emploie environ 550 collaborateurs. La société multi locale est également présente à Amsterdam, Boston, Francfort, Genève, Londres, Madrid, Milan, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Stockholm, Vienne et Zurich. Le management et les employés sont les principaux actionnaires de Kepler Cheuvreux. Des groupes financiers européens d’envergure, tels que Crédit Agricole CIB et UniCredit, détiennent également une participation importante. Kepler Cheuvreux emploie 90 analystes financiers qui couvrent 736 sociétés européennes. Kepler Cheuvreux possède la plus grande couverture actions en Europe continentale. Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE : PJC) est une banque d’investissement et un gestionnaire d’actifs de premier plan. Des services de courtage en actions et des services d’investissement sont offerts aux États-Unis via Piper Jaffray & Co., membre de la SIPC et de la FINRA ; en Europe via Piper Jaffray Ltd. et Simmons & Company International Limited, agréés et réglementés par le FCA (U.K. Financial Conduct Authority) ; et à Hong Kong via Piper Jaffray Hong Kong Limited, agréé et réglementé par la Commission des opérations sur titres et opérations à terme (Securities and Futures Commission). Les produits et services de gestion de patrimoine sont offerts à travers cinq filiales distinctes de conseil en investissement : Advisory Research, Inc., Piper Jaffray Investment Management LLC, PJC Capital Partners LLC et Piper Jaffray & Co., inscrits à la Commission américaine de contrôle des opérations boursières (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC) ; et Parallel General Partners Limited, basé à Guernesey, agréé et réglementé par la Commission des services financiers de Guernesey (Guernsey Financial Services Commission).

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