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Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) Systems - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, China, South Korea and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2014 through 2022. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) Systems in US$ Million. The report profiles 60 companies including many key and niche players such as For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5mttnw/electronic_toll Research and Markets is the world's leading source for international market research reports and market data. We provide you with the latest data on international and regional markets, key industries, the top companies, new products and the latest trends.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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From December 31, 2015 to December 31, 2016 True Wireless Customer Base grew from 41,912 to 60,405 LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Feb 8, 2017) - KSIX Media Holdings, Inc. ( : KSIX), a diversified media and internet company headquartered in Las Vegas, NV, announced today that True Wireless, LLC., has grown their customer base by more than 44% in the past year. The Oklahoma based telecom now managed by KSIX, has seen sustained growth throughout 2016 as result of an aggressive online marketing campaign that also helped bolster its retail sales. KSIX worked with True Wireless for several months prior to assuming the management of True Wireless. The company contracted with KSIX to help create new innovative Web-based marketing campaigns that were unique to the Lifeline space of the telecom world. True Wireless finished 2015 year end with 41,912 customers in five states. That number grew to 60,405 customers in the same states by year-end, December 31, 2016. Representing a more than 44% percent increase that company executives attribute to the new marketing campaign, coupled with expanded data and a truly unlimited talk and text service plan that was available to most customers. Certain areas of the country were not eligible for the unlimited plan. "We were immediately blown away by the increase in sales due to the new marketing campaign," True Wireless President Mike Fina said. "We knew this was an untapped area of the industry, but we had no idea that it would improve sales across the board." Fina further explained "that the campaign helped drive customers to retail and mobile locations in addition to the new stream of direct online sales." Looking forward to 2017, the company recently reported a significant improvement in customer retention, netting approximately 1,500 more customers per month or potentially 18,000 customers on an annualized basis. True Wireless will continue to focus on more aggressive customer acquisition and improved customer retention to grow revenues. "When we looked at what True Wireless was trying to accomplish, we realized that nobody in this industry had ever approached Lifeline from this direction of targeted online campaigns," KSIX CEO Carter Matzinger said. "True Wireless immediately showed a dramatic increase in sales from the new campaigns we helped to develop and execute. True Wireless is well positioned to significantly grow their customer base through a combination of traditional marketing as well as new digital campaigns that we are initiating," Matzinger continued. "We have proven digital programs that we will expand with True Wireless, this combined with the improved customer retention is a tremendous foundation as we are looking forward to building True Wireless into one of the nation's leading providers of Lifeline programs to eligible households," he added. ABOUT KSIX MEDIA HOLDINGS KSIX Media Holdings, Inc. ( : KSIX) is an SEC fully reporting media and Internet company located in Las Vegas, NV. Currently, there are three divisions, KSIX, LLC, DigitizeIQ, LLC and True Wireless. KSIX and Digitize IQ operate a digital advertising network utilizing proprietary technology and intellectual properties designed to create new revenue streams and increase measurable audiences for clients. KSIX provides performance-based marketing solutions to drive traffic and sales. KSIX manages offer tracking, reporting, and distribution on the third-party platform. On December 14, 2016 KSIX entered into a definitive agreement with True Wireless that comprises a management agreement as well as an acquisition agreement subject to FCC approvals. ABOUT TRUE WIRELESS, LLC True Wireless LLC, an Oklahoma company, is an eligible telecommunications carrier (ETC) providing discounted and subsidized wireless voice and broadband services. The company provides service in Texas (TX), Oklahoma (OK), Arkansas (AR), Maryland (MD) and Rhode Island (RI). The subsidized service is provided under the Lifeline program. Americans who enroll in the program must qualify and maintain annual certification. FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS Certain statements in this release, other than statements of historical fact, may include forward-looking information that involves various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate. Actual result and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. These and all subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements are based on the estimates and opinions of management on the dates they are made and expressly qualified in their entirety by this notice. The Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements should circumstances or management's estimates or opinions change, other than as required pursuant to applicable securities laws.


News Article | February 28, 2017
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BARCELONA, Espanha--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A GSMA publicou hoje o primeiro Relatório Anual da Carta de Conectividade Humanitária, destacando os esforços das operadoras de redes móveis signatárias para apoiar as atividades de preparação e resposta a desastres em todo o mundo durante 2016. Este relatório anual mapeia os progressos realizados no âmbito da Carta de Conectividade Humanitária, capturando os esforços globais para abordar emergências humanitárias que vão desde a crise atual de refugiados até a redução do impacto de catástrofes naturais. Ele destaca o importante papel da indústria móvel no apoio à superação e recuperação das adversidades e serve como referência para medir os progressos nos próximos anos. A GSMA também anunciou um novo apoiante humanitário da Carta, o Alto Comissariado das Nações Unidas para Refugiados (ACNUR) – conhecido como a Agência da ONU para Refugiados –, que reúne 108 membros de operadoras de redes móveis e seis parceiros humanitários e técnicos, com potencial para alcançar mais de 1,3 bilhão de pessoas. “Lançamos a Carta da Conectividade Humanitária há dois anos e, desde então, a tecnologia móvel tem desempenhado um papel importante na forma como a comunidade mundial responde às crises, facilitando os avanços nos sistemas de alerta precoce, reunindo os entes queridos e conectando as populações afetadas à informação e ajuda”, disse Mats Granryd, diretor geral da GSMA. “A Carta tem sido uma plataforma importante para apoiar o compromisso da nossa indústria com os Objetivos de Desenvolvimento Sustentável das Nações Unidas, seja na abordagem às catástrofes naturais ou aos efeitos da guerra e dos conflitos. Agradecemos as muitas organizações que apoiam a Carta e estamos ansiosos para ampliar seu impacto nos próximos anos.” A Carta, lançada pela GSMA no Mobile World Congress 2015, aproveita a conectividade móvel para melhorar o acesso à comunicação e informação para as pessoas afetadas pela crise, reduzir a perda de vidas e contribuir positivamente para a resposta humanitária. O aumento das comunidades deslocadas e a investida súbita de desastres naturais, como terremotos e inundações, continuam afetando as comunidades no mundo inteiro. A inovação por parte dos signatários da Carta demonstra como a tecnologia móvel pode desempenhar um papel importante na mitigação, alerta precoce, resposta e recuperação. O relatório publicado recentemente destaca algumas das ações realizadas pelos signatários: As operadoras de redes móveis trabalharam com o ecossistema mais amplo para fornecer apoio às comunidades deslocadas. Em 2016, a Turkcell lançou um aplicativo denominado Merhaba Umut (“Olá Esperança”) para ajudar a facilitar a integração dos refugiados sírios que vivem na Turquia, enquanto a Asiacell (Grupo Ooredoo) trabalhou ao lado da Ericsson para implementar os programas “Connect to Learn” (Conectar-se para aprender), destinados às crianças em campos de refugiados no Iraque, proporcionando tecnologias de informação e comunicação e conectividade às escolas para melhorar a aprendizagem. Em junho de 2016, a Zain se associou ao MIT Enterprise Forum1 para lançar a iniciativa “Innovate for Refugees” (Inovar para os refugiados), um concurso criado para promover empreendimentos inovadores, oferecendo soluções tecnológicas que atendam às necessidades dos refugiados. Após um terremoto de magnitude 7,8 que atingiu o Equador em 16 de abril de 2016, a Movistar Ecuador (Grupo Telefónica) mobilizou 190 técnicos e enviou 40 veículos equipados com telefones via satélite, permitindo que mais de 82 mil pessoas ligassem para seus familiares e amigos. Além disso, as operadoras Claro, CNT e Movistar Ecuador forneceram minutos de voz e SMS gratuitos para seus clientes nas áreas afetadas. Após os terremotos de 2016 em Kumamoto, no Japão, a NTT DOCOMO disponibilizou serviço de Wi-Fi gratuito, construiu uma rede IP de emergência e implementou “estações base sobre rodas” para restaurar a cobertura da rede. Durante o período de atividade sísmica, a Agência Meteorológica do Japão emitiu 19 alertas de aviso prévio de terremoto e estima-se que mais de 1 milhão de clientes tenham recebido essas mensagens de suas operadoras. Reconhecendo que as parcerias são essenciais para atender às crescentes necessidades humanitárias no mundo todo, além das operadoras de redes móveis, a Carta de Conectividade Humanitária é apoiada por várias organizações e agências. As principais organizações de apoio incluem o Escritório das Nações Unidas para a Coordenação de Assuntos Humanitários (UN OCHA), o Cluster de Telecomunicações de Emergência da ONU (ETC), a Federação Internacional das Sociedades da Cruz Vermelha e do Crescente Vermelho (FICV/CV) e o Comitê Internacional da Cruz Vermelha (CICV). Ericsson e Nokia são parceiras técnicas da Carta. A GSMA representa os interesses das operadoras de telefonia móvel do mundo inteiro, reunindo cerca de 800 operadoras de aproximadamente 300 empresas do amplo ecossistema da tecnologia móvel, incluindo fabricantes de aparelhos e dispositivos, empresas de software, fornecedores de equipamentos e empresas de Internet, assim como organizações de setores industriais adjacentes. A GSMA também realiza os principais eventos do setor, como o Mobile World Congress, o Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Mobile World Congress para toda a América e as conferências Mobile 360 Series. O texto no idioma original deste anúncio é a versão oficial autorizada. As traduções são fornecidas apenas como uma facilidade e devem se referir ao texto no idioma original, que é a única versão do texto que tem efeito legal.


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Pursuant to the release published by Nokia today, the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority has today approved the tender offer document relating to the Tender Offer. According to Nokia’s release, the offer period for the Tender Offer will commence on February 27, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. (Finnish time) and expire on March 29, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. (Finnish time). The Offeror reserves the right to extend the Offer Period in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Tender Offer. Nokia’s release referred to above, including also the terms and conditions of the Tender Offer, is attached in its entirety to this stock exchange release. THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF COMPTEL APPENDIX: Nokia Corporation’s release and Terms and Conditions of the Tender Offer Life is digital moments. Comptel perfects these by transforming how you serve, meet and respond to the needs of “Generation Cloud” customers. 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News Article | February 28, 2017
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BARCELONA, Spain--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The GSMA today launched the first Humanitarian Connectivity Charter Annual Report, highlighting efforts by mobile network operator (MNO) signatories to support disaster preparedness and response activities around the world during 2016. This annual report maps the progress made under the Humanitarian Connectivity Charter, capturing global efforts to address humanitarian emergencies ranging from the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe to reducing the impact of natural disasters. It highlights the critical role of the mobile industry in supporting resilience and serves as a baseline against which to measure progress in the coming years. The GSMA also announced a new humanitarian supporter of the Charter, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which joins 108 MNO members and six endorsing humanitarian and technical partners, with the potential to reach more than 1.3 billion people. “We launched the Humanitarian Connectivity Charter two years ago and since that time, mobile has played an important role in how the global community responds to crises, facilitating advancements in early warning systems, reuniting loved ones, and connecting affected populations to information and assistance,” said Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA. “The Charter has been an important platform for supporting our industry’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, whether addressing natural disasters or the effects of war and conflict. We thank the many organisations supporting the Charter over the past two years and look forward to expanding its impact in the years to come.” The Charter, launched by the GSMA at Mobile World Congress 2015, leverages mobile connectivity to improve access to communication and information for those affected by crisis, reduce the loss of life, and positively contribute to humanitarian response. The increase in displaced communities and sudden onset of natural disasters, such as earthquakes and floods, continue to impact communities globally. Innovation by Charter signatories demonstrates how mobile can play a role in mitigation, early warning, response and recovery, and the newly published report highlights some of the actions undertaken by signatories: MNOs have worked with the wider ecosystem to provide support to displaced communities. In 2016, Turkcell launched an app called Merhaba Umut (‘Hello Hope’) to help facilitate the integration of Syrian refugees living in Turkey, while Asiacell (Ooredoo Group) worked with Ericsson to implement ‘Connect to Learn’ programmes for children in refugee camps in Iraq, providing ICTs and connectivity to schools to enhance learning. In June 2016, Zain partnered with the MIT Enterprise Forum1 to launch the ‘Innovate for Refugees’ Initiative, a competition intended to promote innovative entrepreneurial businesses, providing tech-driven solutions that cater to the needs of refugees. Following a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Ecuador on 16 April 2016, Movistar Ecuador (Telefónica Group) mobilised 190 technicians and sent out 40 vehicles equipped with satellite phones, enabling more than 82,000 people to call relatives and friends. In addition, MNOs Claro, CNT and Movistar Ecuador provided free voice minutes and SMS to customers in affected areas. After the 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes in Japan, NTT DOCOMO provided free Wi-Fi service, constructed an emergency IP network and deployed ‘base stations on wheels’ to restore network coverage. During the period of earthquake activity, Japan’s Meteorological Agency issued 19 earthquake early warning alerts and it is estimated that over 1 million customers received these messages from their operator. Customers of Ncell (Axiata Group) living in areas at high risk of floods and landslides in Nepal are now receiving early warning alerts thanks to an innovative partnership between Ncell and the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM), implemented in July 2016. SMS alerts are sent when water levels are dangerously high or when severe weather conditions are forecast, enabling citizens to take necessary precautions. In recognition that partnerships are essential to meet the growing humanitarian needs globally, in addition to the MNO signatories, the Humanitarian Connectivity Charter is supported by a number of organisations and agencies. Key supporting organisations include the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA), the UN Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC), the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Ericsson and Nokia are technical partners of the Charter. A full copy of the report is available at: www.gsma.com/mobilefordevelopment/programme/disaster-response/hcc-annual-report and further detail on the Humanitarian Connectivity Charter is available at: www.gsma.com/mobilefordevelopment/programmes/disaster-response/humanitarian-connectivity-charter. The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with almost 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Mobile World Congress Americas and the Mobile 360 Series of conferences. For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at www.gsma.com. Follow the GSMA on Twitter: @GSMA.


News Article | February 28, 2017
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BARCELONE, Espagne--(BUSINESS WIRE)--La GSMA a publié aujourd'hui son premier rapport annuel sur la Charte de connectivité humanitaire, soulignant les efforts des opérateurs de réseau mobile (ORM) signataires pour soutenir les activités mondiales de préparation et de réponse aux catastrophes en 2016. Ce rapport annuel cartographie les progrès réalisés dans le cadre de la Charte de connectivité humanitaire, identifiant les efforts internationaux pour répondre aux urgences humanitaires allant de la crise actuelle des réfugiés en Europe à la réduction de l'impact des catastrophes naturelles. Le rapport s'arrête sur le rôle crucial joué par l'industrie mobile en faveur de la résilience, et servira de point de repère pour mesurer les progrès réalisés dans les prochaines années. La GSMA a également annoncé un nouveau partenaire humanitaire de la Charte, le Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR), qui rejoint les 108 membres ORM et les six partenaires humanitaires et techniques, avec le potentiel d'atteindre plus de 1,3 milliard de personnes. "Cela fait deux ans que nous avons lancé la Charte de connectivité humanitaire. L'industrie mobile a joué un rôle important sur la manière dont la communauté internationale répond aux crises, notamment en améliorant les systèmes d'alerte précoce, en rapprochant les familles, et en connectant les populations touchées aux services d'informations et d'assistance", déclare Mats Granryd, directeur général de la GSMA. "La Charte a été une plateforme importante pour soutenir l'engagement de notre industrie en faveur des Objectifs de développement durable des Nations Unies, aussi bien pour faire face aux catastrophes naturelles que pour lutter contre les effets des guerres et des conflits. Nous remercions les nombreuses organisations qui ont soutenu la Charte au cours des deux dernières années, et nous sommes prêts à approfondir son impact dans les années à venir." La Charte, lancée par la GSMA lors de l'édition 2015 du Mobile World Congress, fait appel à la connectivité mobile pour améliorer l'accès aux communications et aux informations pour les personnes touchées par une crise afin de réduire les pertes humaines et de soutenir la réponse humanitaire. L'augmentation du nombre de communautés déplacées et l'apparition soudaine de catastrophes naturelles, comme les tremblements de terre et les inondations, continuent d'affecter les communautés à l'échelle mondiale. Les innovations des signataires de la Charte témoignent du rôle que l'industrie mobile peut jouer dans l'atténuation des risques, l'alerte précoce, la réponse et le rétablissement. Le rapport publié récemment met en avant certaines des mesures entreprises par les signataires: Les ORM ont travaillé avec l'écosystème élargi pour venir en aide aux communautés déplacées. En 2016, Turkcell a lancé une application baptisée Merhaba Umut ("Hello Hope") pour contribuer à l'intégration des réfugiés syriens en Turquie. Asiacell (Ooredoo Group) a quant à lui travaillé au côté d'Ericsson pour mettre en œuvre les programmes "Connect to Learn" pour les enfants dans les camps de réfugiés en Irak, fournissant des services de TCI et de la connectivité aux écoles pour améliorer l'apprentissage. En juin 2016, Zain s'est associé au MIT Enterprise Forum1 pour lancer l'initiative "Innovate for Refugees", un concours destiné à promouvoir les activités entrepreneuriales innovantes, fournissant des solutions technologiques répondant aux besoins des réfugiés. Suite au tremblement de terre de magnitude 7,8 qui a frappé l'Équateur le 16 avril 2016, Movistar Ecuador (Groupe Telefónica) a mobilisé 190 techniciens et envoyé 40 véhicules équipés de téléphones par satellite, permettant à plus de 82 000 personnes d'appeler leurs proches et leurs amis. En outre, les ORM Claro, CNT et Movistar Ecuador ont offert des minutes de communication vocale et des SMS à leurs clients se trouvant dans les zones touchées. Après les tremblements de terre de Kumamoto au Japon en 2016, NTT DOCOMO a fourni un service WiFi gratuit, construit un réseau IP d'urgence et déployé des "stations de base mobiles" pour restaurer la couverture du réseau. Durant la période d'activité des tremblements, l'Agence météorologique du Japon a émis 19 alertes précoces, et il est estimé que plus d'un million d'abonnés a reçu ces messages. Au Népal, les abonnés de Ncell (Axiata Group) vivant dans les zones à haut risque d'inondation et de glissement de terrain reçoivent désormais des alertes précoces grâce à un partenariat innovant entre Ncell et le Département d'hydrologie et de météorologie (DHM), instauré en juillet 2016. Des alertes SMS sont envoyées lorsque les niveaux d'eau représentent un danger ou quand des conditions météo extrêmes sont anticipées, permettant ainsi aux citoyens de prendre des mesures de précaution. Reconnaissant le caractère essentiel des partenariats pour répondre à l'accroissement des besoins humanitaires dans le monde, la Charte de connectivité humanitaire reçoit, en plus des signataires ORM, le soutien d'organisations et d'agences. Les principales organisations de soutien sont le Bureau de la coordination des affaires humanitaires (BCAH) des Nations Unies, le Module des télécommunications d'urgence (ETC) des Nations Unies, la Fédération internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge (FICR) et le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR). Ericsson et Nokia sont des partenaires techniques de la Charte. La GSMA représente les intérêts des opérateurs de téléphonie mobile dans le monde entier. Elle réunit près de 800 opérateurs et 300 sociétés appartenant à l'écosystème mobile élargi, dont des fabricants de téléphones et de dispositifs, des éditeurs de logiciels, des fournisseurs d’équipements, des fournisseurs de services Internet ainsi que des organismes actifs dans les secteurs connexes. La GSMA organise également les plus grands événements du marché, tels le Mobile World Congress, le Mobile World Congress Shanghai, le Mobile World Congress Americas et les conférences Mobile 360 Series.


NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, SOUTH AFRICA OR HONG KONG OR IN ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH THE TENDER OFFER WOULD BE PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW. Nokia Solutions and Networks' tender offer for all issued and outstanding shares and option rights in Comptel commences on February 27, 2017 Espoo, Finland - Nokia Corporation ("Nokia") and Comptel Corporation ("Comptel") announced on February 9, 2017 that they had on February 8, 2017 entered into a transaction agreement under which Nokia, through its wholly-owned indirect subsidiary Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy (the "Offeror"), undertook to make a voluntary public cash tender offer to purchase all of the issued and outstanding shares and option rights in Comptel that are not owned by Comptel or any of its subsidiaries (the "Tender Offer"). The Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority has today approved the tender offer document relating to the Tender Offer (the "Tender Offer Document"). The acceptance period under the Tender Offer will commence on February 27, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. Finnish time and expire on March 29, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. Finnish time (the "Offer Period"). The Offeror reserves the right to extend the Offer Period in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Tender Offer. The price offered for each share validly tendered in the Tender Offer is EUR 3.04 in cash (the "Share Offer Price"). The price offered for option rights validly tendered in the Tender Offer is EUR 2.56 in cash for each 2014A option right, EUR 2.16 in cash for each 2014B option right, EUR 1.53 in cash for each 2014C option right, EUR 2.15 in cash for each 2015A option right and EUR 2.15 in cash for each 2015B option right (the "Option Right Offer Price"). The Board of Directors of Comptel unanimously recommends that the holders of shares and option rights accept the Tender Offer. Shareholders representing approximately 48.3 percent of all the shares and votes in Comptel have subject to certain customary conditions irrevocably undertaken to accept the Tender Offer. The Tender Offer Document will be available in Finnish from February 27, 2017 onwards at the branch offices of Nordea Bank AB (publ), Finnish Branch, at Nasdaq Helsinki, Fabianinkatu 14, FI-00130 Helsinki, Finland, and at Offeror's headquarters at Karaportti 3, FI-02610 Espoo, Finland, and the electronic version of the Tender Offer Document will be available in Finnish from February 24, 2017 onwards online at www.nordea.fi/osakkeet, www.comptel.com/nokia-tender-offer and www.nokia.com/fi_fi/sijoittajat/yritysostot-ja-myynnit, and in English from February 24, 2017 onwards online at www.nordea.fi/equities, www.comptel.com/nokia-tender-offer and www.nokia.com/en_int/investors/acquisitions-divestments. Most of the Finnish book-entry account operators will send a notification of the Tender Offer, including instructions and the relevant acceptance form to their customers who are registered as shareholders in the shareholders' register of Comptel maintained by Euroclear Finland Ltd. or are holders of Comptel's option rights. Shareholders or holders of option rights who do not receive such notification from their account operator or asset manager can contact any branch office of Nordea Bank AB (publ), Finnish Branch where such shareholders or holders of option rights shall receive necessary information and can give their acceptance. A shareholder or holder of option rights in Comptel whose holdings are registered in the name of a nominee and who wishes to accept the Tender Offer shall effect such acceptance in accordance with the nominee's instructions. As permitted under Finnish law, the Offeror may purchase shares and option rights in Comptel also on Nasdaq Helsinki or otherwise prior to the expiry of the Offer Period or any extended Offer Period, as the case may be, at a price not exceeding the Share Offer Price or the Option Right Option Price, as applicable. The terms and conditions of the Tender Offer are enclosed in their entirety to this stock exchange release (Appendix 1). About Nokia  Nokia is a global leader innovating the technologies at the heart of our connected world. Powered by the research and innovation of Nokia Bell Labs, we serve communications service providers, governments, large enterprises and consumers, with the industry's most complete, end-to-end portfolio of products, services and licensing. From the enabling infrastructure for 5G and the Internet of Things, to emerging applications in virtual reality and digital health, we are shaping the future of technology to transform the human experience. www.nokia.com ABOUT COMPTEL Life is digital moments. Comptel perfects these by transforming how you serve, meet and respond to the needs of "Generation Cloud" customers. Our solutions allow you to innovate rich communications services instantly, master the orchestration of service and order flows, capture data-in-motion and refine your decision-making. We apply intelligence to reduce friction in your business. Comptel has enabled the delivery of digital and communications services to more than 2 billion people. Every day, we care for more than 20% of all mobile usage data. Nearly 300 service providers across 90 countries have trusted us to perfect customers' digital moments. For more information, visit www.comptel.com. 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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS It should be noted that Nokia and its businesses are exposed to various risks and uncertainties and certain statements herein that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, those regarding: A) our ability to integrate Alcatel-Lucent into our operations and achieve the targeted business plans and benefits, including targeted synergies in relation to the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent; B) expectations, plans or benefits related to our strategies and growth management; C) expectations, plans or benefits related to future performance of our businesses; D) expectations, plans or benefits related to changes in organizational and operational structure; E) expectations regarding market developments, general economic conditions and structural changes; F) expectations and targets regarding financial performance, results, operating expenses, taxes, currency exchange rates, hedging, cost savings and competitiveness, as well as results of operations including targeted synergies and those related to market share, prices, net sales, income and margins; G) timing of the deliveries of our products and services; H) expectations and targets regarding collaboration and partnering arrangements, joint ventures or the creation of joint ventures, as well as our expected customer reach; I) outcome of pending and threatened litigation, arbitration, disputes, regulatory proceedings or investigations by authorities; J) expectations regarding restructurings, investments, uses of proceeds from transactions, acquisitions and divestments and our ability to achieve the financial and operational targets set in connection with any such restructurings, investments, divestments and acquisitions, including the expectations and targets related to the acquisition of Comptel and the related tender offer; and K) statements preceded by or including "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "foresee," "sees," "target," "estimate," "designed," "aim," "plans," "intends," "focus," "continue," "project," "should," "will" or similar expressions. These statements are based on management's best assumptions and beliefs in light of the information currently available to it. Because they involve risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from the results that we currently expect. Factors, including risks and uncertainties that could cause these differences include, but are not limited to: 1) our ability to execute our strategy, sustain or improve the operational and financial performance of our business and correctly identify and successfully pursue business opportunities or growth; 2) our ability to achieve the anticipated benefits, synergies, cost savings and efficiencies of the Alcatel-Lucent acquisition as well as the benefits of the acquisition of Comptel, and our ability to implement our organizational and operational structure efficiently; 3) general economic and market conditions and other developments in the economies where we operate; 4) competition and our ability to effectively and profitably compete and invest in new competitive high-quality products, services, upgrades and technologies and bring them to market in a timely manner; 5) our dependence on the development of the industries in which we operate, including the cyclicality and variability of the information technology and telecommunications industries; 6) our global business and exposure to regulatory, political or other developments in various countries or regions, including emerging markets and the associated risks in relation to tax matters and exchange controls, among others; 7) our ability to manage and improve our financial and operating performance, cost savings, competitiveness and synergies after the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent and the acquisition of Comptel; 8) our dependence on a limited number of customers and large multi-year agreements; 9) our exposure to direct and indirect regulation, including economic or trade policies, and the reliability of our governance, internal controls and compliance processes to prevent regulatory penalties in our business or in our joint ventures; 10) our exposure to various legislative frameworks and jurisdictions that regulate fraud and enforce economic trade sanctions and policies, and the possibility of proceedings or investigation that result in fines, penalties or sanctions; 11) the potential complex tax issues, tax disputes and tax obligations we may face in various jurisdictions, including the risk of obligations to pay additional taxes; 12) our actual or anticipated performance, among other factors, which could reduce our ability to utilize deferred tax assets; 13) our ability to retain, motivate, develop and recruit appropriately skilled employees; 14) disruptions to our manufacturing, service creation, delivery, logistics and supply chain processes, and the risks related to our geographically-concentrated production sites; 15) the impact of litigation, arbitration, agreement-related disputes or product liability allegations associated with our business; and 16) our ability to achieve targeted benefits from or successfully implement planned transactions, including the intended acquisition of Comptel and related tender offer, as well as the liabilities related thereto, as well as the risk factors specified on pages 69 to 87 of our annual report on Form 20-F filed on April 1, 2016 under "Operating and financial review and prospects-Risk factors", and in Nokia's other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Other unknown or unpredictable factors or underlying assumptions subsequently proven to be incorrect could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. We do not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except to the extent legally required. THIS RELEASE MAY NOT BE RELEASED OR OTHERWISE DISTRIBUTED, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, SOUTH AFRICA OR HONG KONG OR IN ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH THE TENDER OFFER WOULD BE PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW. THIS RELEASE IS NOT A TENDER OFFER DOCUMENT AND AS SUCH DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER OR INVITATION TO MAKE A SALES OFFER. IN PARTICULAR, THIS RELEASE IS NOT AN OFFER TO SELL OR THE SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO BUY ANY SECURITIES DESCRIBED HEREIN, AND IS NOT AN EXTENSION OF THE TENDER OFFER, IN THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, SOUTH AFRICA OR HONG KONG. INVESTORS SHALL ACCEPT THE TENDER OFFER FOR THE SHARES AND OPTION RIGHTS ONLY ON THE BASIS OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN A TENDER OFFER DOCUMENT. OFFERS WILL NOT BE MADE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY IN ANY JURISDICTION WHERE EITHER AN OFFER OR PARTICIPATION THEREIN IS PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR WHERE ANY TENDER OFFER DOCUMENT OR REGISTRATION OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS WOULD APPLY IN ADDITION TO THOSE UNDERTAKEN IN FINLAND. THE TENDER OFFER IS NOT BEING MADE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY IN ANY JURISDICTION WHERE PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW AND, WHEN PUBLISHED, THE TENDER OFFER DOCUMENT AND RELATED ACCEPTANCE FORMS WILL NOT AND MAY NOT BE DISTRIBUTED, FORWARDED OR TRANSMITTED INTO OR FROM ANY JURISDICTION WHERE PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW. IN PARTICULAR, THE TENDER OFFER IS NOT BEING MADE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO, OR BY USE OF THE POSTAL SERVICE OF, OR BY ANY MEANS OR INSTRUMENTALITY (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, FACSIMILE TRANSMISSION, TELEX, TELEPHONE OR THE INTERNET) OF INTERSTATE OR FOREIGN COMMERCE OF, OR ANY FACILITIES OF A NATIONAL SECURITIES EXCHANGE OF, THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, SOUTH AFRICA OR HONG KONG. THE TENDER OFFER CANNOT BE ACCEPTED, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, BY ANY SUCH USE, MEANS OR INSTRUMENTALITY OR FROM WITHIN THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, SOUTH AFRICA OR HONG KONG. THIS STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE OR ANY OTHER DOCUMENT OR MATERIALS RELATING TO THE TENDER OFFER ARE FOR DISTRIBUTION IN THE UNITED KINGDOM ONLY TO PERSONS WHO (I) HAVE PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN MATTERS RELATING TO INVESTMENTS FALLING WITHIN ARTICLE 19(5) OF THE FINANCIAL SERVICES AND MARKETS ACT 2000 (FINANCIAL PROMOTION) ORDER 2005 (AS AMENDED, THE "FINANCIAL PROMOTION ORDER"), (II) ARE PERSONS FALLING WITHIN ARTICLE 49(2)(A) TO (D) ("HIGH NET WORTH COMPANIES, UNINCORPORATED ASSOCIATIONS ETC.") 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News Article | February 20, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

SOUTHAMPTON, PA, USA, February 20, 2017 - Environmental Tectonics Corporation's (OTC Pink: ETCC) ("ETC" or the "Company") Aircrew Training Systems ("ATS") business unit announced today the award of multiple contracts totaling $22 million for customers in Asia, the United States, and the Middle East. Products to be provided under the contracts include: ·     An upgrade of a human centrifuge that has reached its useful life to ETC's Authentic Tactical Flight Simulator (ATFS-400) ·     A suite of interactive motion based simulation and virtual reality equipment ·     Several maintenance contracts "These contracts reflect ETC's global leadership in human centrifuge and motion based technology.  We are proud to supply these important customers with products and services designed to bring physiological realism to their aviation training and simulation capabilities." states Robert L. Laurent, Jr., CEO and President. ______________ ETC designs, manufactures, and sells software driven products and services used to recreate and monitor the physiological effects of motion on humans, and equipment to control, modify, simulate and measure environmental conditions.  Our products include aircrew training systems (aeromedical, tactical combat, and general), disaster management systems, sterilizers (steam and gas), environmental testing products, hyperbaric chambers, and other products that involve similar manufacturing techniques and engineering technologies.  ETC's unique ability to offer complete systems, designed and produced to high technical standards, sets it apart from its competition.  ETC is headquartered in Southampton, PA.  For more information about ETC, visit www.etcusa.com. This news release contains forward-looking statements, which are based on management's expectations and are subject to uncertainties and changes in circumstances.  Words and expressions reflecting something other than historical fact are intended to identify forward-looking statements, and these statements may include terminology such as "may", "will", "should", "expect", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "future", "predict", "potential", "intend", or "continue", and similar expressions.  We base our forward-looking statements on our current expectations and projections about future events or future financial performance.  Our forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions about ETC and its subsidiaries that may cause actual results to be materially different from any future results implied by these forward-looking statements.  We caution you not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.


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