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In the year 2000 the first of a new class of distant solar system objects was discovered, orbiting the Sun at a distance greater than that of Neptune: the "extreme trans Neptunian objects (ETNOs). Their orbits are very far from the Sun compared with that of the Earth. We orbit the Sun at a mean distance of one astronomical unit (1 AU which is 150 million kilometres) but the ETNOs orbit at more than 150 AU. To give an idea of how far away they are, Pluto's orbit is at around 40 AU and its closest approach to the Sun (perihelion) is at 30 AU. This discovery marked a turning point in Solar System studies, and up to now, a total of 21 ETNOs have been identified. Recently, a number of studies have suggested that the dynamical parameters of the ETNOs could be better explained if there were one or more planets with masses several times that of the Earth orbiting the Sun at distances of hundreds of AU. In particular, in 2016 the researchers Brown and Batygin used the orbits of seven ETNOs to predict the existence of a "superearth" orbiting the sun at some 700 AU. This range of masses is termed sub Neptunian. This idea is referred to as the Planet Nine Hypothesis and is one of the current subjects of interest in planetary science. However, because the objects are so far away the light we receive from them is very weak and until now the only one of the 21 trans Neptunian objects observed spectroscopically was Sedna. Now, a team of researchers led by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) in collaboration with the Complutense University of Madrid has taken a step towards the physical characterization of these bodies, and to confirm or refute the hypothesis of Planet Nine by studying them. The scientists have made the first spectroscopic observations of 2004 VN112 and 2013 RF98, both of them particularly interesting dynamically because their orbits are almost identical and the poles of the orbits are separated by a very small angle. This suggest a common origin, and their present-day orbits could be the result of a past interaction with the hypothetical Planet Nine. This study, recently published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, suggests that this pair of ETNOs was a binary asteroid which separated after an encounter with a planet beyond the orbit of Pluto. To reach these conclusions, they made the first spectroscopic observations of 2004 VN112 and 2013 RF98 in the visible range. These were performed in collaboration with the support astronomers Gianluca Lombardi and Ricardo Scarpa, using the OSIRIS spectrograph on the Gran Telescopio CANARIAS (GTC), situated in the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (Garafía, La Plama). It was hard work to identify these asteroids because their great distance means that their apparent movement on the sky is very slow. Then, they measured their apparent magnitudes (their brightness as seen from Earth) and also recalculated the orbit of 2013 RF98, which had been poorly determined. They found this object at a distance of more than an arcminute away from the position predicted from the ephemerides. These observations have helped to improve the computed orbit, and have been published by the Minor Planet Center (MPEC 2016-U18: 2013 RF98) responsible for the identification of comets and minor planets (asteroids) as well as for measurements of their parameters and orbital positions. The visible spectrum can give some information also about their composition. By measuring the slope of the spectrum, can be determined whether they have pure ices on their surfaces, as is the case for Pluto, as well as highly processed carbon compounds. The spectrum can also indicate the possible presence of amorphous silicates, as in the Trojan asteroids associated with Jupiter. The values obtained for 2004 VN112 and 2013 RF98 are almost identical and similar to those observed photometrically for two other ETNOs, 2000 CR105 and 2012 VP113. Sedna, however, the only one of these objects which had been previously observed spectroscopically, shows very different values from the others. These five objects are part of the group of seven used to test the hypothesis of Planet Nine, which suggests that all of them should have a common origin, except for Sedna, which is thought to have come from the inner part of the Oort cloud. "The similar spectral gradients observed for the pair 2004 VN112 - 2013 RF98 suggests a common physical origin", explains Julia de León, the first author of the paper, an astrophysicist at the IAC. "We are proposing the possibility that they were previously a binary asteroid which became unbound during an encounter with a more massive object". To validate this hypothesis, the team performed thousands of numerical simulations to see how the poles of the orbits would separate as time went on. The results of these simulations suggest that a possible Planet Nine, with a mass of between 10 and 20 Earth masses orbiting the Sun at a distance between 300 and 600 AU could have deviated the pair 2004 VN112 - 2013 RF98 around 5 and 10 million years ago. This could explain, in principle, how these two asteroids, starting as a pair orbiting one another, became gradually separated in their orbits because they made an approach to a much more massive object at a particular moment in time. Explore further: Extreme trans-Neptunian objects lead the way to Planet Nine More information: J. de León et al, Visible spectra of (474640) 2004 VN–2013 RFwith OSIRIS at the 10.4 m GTC: evidence for binary dissociation near aphelion among the extreme trans-Neptunian objects, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters (2017). DOI: 10.1093/mnrasl/slx003


StackCommerce Drives Social Revenue for The Daily Dot with Video-based e-Commerce VENICE, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 15, 2017) - StackCommerce, the industry leader in native e-commerce solutions for publishers, has been named a finalist for the annual Digiday Publishing Awards for its work with online media company, The Daily Dot. The nomination is in the category of "Best eCommerce Strategy," recognizing the best use of e-commerce to drive additional revenue to the publisher with seamless editorial content. "StackCommerce's core strength is creating compelling content that moves readers to purchase products and services across their favorite websites," said Josh Payne, Founder and CEO of StackCommerce. "We are honored to be considered for this award as it highlights just one example of our needle-moving work with publishers, and shows the industry the power of effective video-based commerce." The Digiday Publishing Awards showcase the best global digital publishing innovation by publishers, brands, agencies and technology platforms. The 2017 jury panel includes notable industry thought leaders and executives from The New Yorker, Washington Post, Refinery29 and more. Other finalists for the category include Gizmodo Media Group, Time Inc. & Button and ALEX AND ANI. Winners will be announced March 23 at the Digiday Publishing Awards Gala from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Diamond Horseshoe in New York City. About StackCommerce StackCommerce enables native commerce solutions for online publishers, driving revenue through the seamless integration of content and relevant products. Partnering with over 2,500 global brands and retailers, StackCommerce offers innovative monetization solutions including fully-branded shops and academies as well as native product recommendations in editorial, email, social, and in-stream. StackCommerce's network of publisher partners currently reaches over 1 billion monthly visitors across more than 750+ partners including AOL, Hearst Digital, Scripps, IDG, IAC, Gawker Media, Ziff Davis, Business Insider, and others. StackCommerce is headquartered in Venice, CA and backed by Draper Associates, 500 Startups, Amplify, Wavemaker Partners, and several top angel investors. About The Daily Dot The Daily Dot is the Web's most comprehensive source of coverage for Internet culture and life online. Our content reaches up to 22 million digital natives each month, making us one of the top 1,000 websites in the United States. For more, visit: http://media.dailydot.com/


(PRLEAP.COM)The WardsAuto Interiors Conference , the annual event with a laser-focus on the automotive interior, announces Ralph Gilles, Head of Design for FCA Global, and Eric Brown, Director, Interaction Design at BMW Group Designworks will deliver the keynote addresses. The event will be held May 9, 2017 in Detroit, MI.The event will also host vehicle and supplier exhibits as well as an awards ceremony for Wards 10 Best Interiors and will celebrate the industry's top designers. The ten winning vehicles will be on display for attendees to see the advanced features, styling excellence, innovative material usage and other details that make the vehicles worthy of their honors.Plus, attendees will choose from a number of conference sessions, each focused on specific aspects of the vehicle interior:The event will also spotlight the winners of the WardsAuto Interiors Student Design Competition sponsored by IAC and Lear Corporation. The work of finalists from the College for Creative Studies, judged by a panel of the industry's top designers, will be on display. The grand prize and special award winners will be called to the stage just prior to the Wards 10 Best Interiors awards ceremony."The WardsAuto Interiors Conference packs a lot of information and inspiration into a single day," says Drew Winter, content director and senior editor at WardsAuto. "From our two OEM keynotes to our panel discussions, awards ceremony and networking opportunities, it's an event that the industry has embraced as a can't-miss for anyone involved with automotive interiors and future mobility solutions."Registration is now open, with a limited number of seats available and individual session seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited exhibit space is also available for suppliers of interior technologies and materials to display their products. Registration, exhibit and additional information is available at www.AutoInteriors.com WardsAuto is a world-leading provider of automotive insights and analysis, having served the industry's information needs for more than 90 years. A Southfield, MI-based division of Penton, WardsAuto provides a forward-looking perspective on all aspects of the automotive business, from the tech center to the plant floor to the showroom. Its services include the premium WardsAuto.com resource and suite of customizable data reporting tools, the WardsAuto Interiors, WardsAuto User Experience and WardsAuto Outlook Conferences, and digital newsletters and more. Subscribe to WardsAuto and attend its events by visiting www.wardsauto.com WardsAuto is part of Informa, the international business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events group. Informa serves commercial, professional and academic communities, helping them connect and learn, and creating and providing access to content and intelligence that helps people and businesses work smarter and make better decisions faster.Informa has over 7,500 colleagues in more than 20 countries and a presence in all major geographies. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100.


News Article | February 27, 2017
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NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWSWIRES OR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES INFOR Acquisition Corp. (TSX:IAC.A) (TSX:IAC.WT) ("INFOR Acquisition" or the "Company") announced today that the Company continues to pursue acquisitions in different industries that are currently the subject of letter of intent or agreement in principle, any one of which would qualify as the Company's qualifying acquisition. Accordingly, the Company will be permitted until May 27, 2017 (24 months following the closing of its initial public offering) to conclude its qualifying acquisition. It is the Company's intention to announce whether it intends to proceed with one of these transactions during the month of March. There can be no assurance that a transaction will be announced or, if announced, that the transaction will be completed. INFOR Acquisition Corp. is a special purpose acquisition corporation incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization, or engaging in any other similar business combination with one or more businesses or assets. About INFOR Financial Group Inc. INFOR Financial Group Inc. ("INFOR Financial Group"), the sponsor of INFOR Acquisition Corp., is a leading independent merchant and investment bank based in Toronto. INFOR Financial Group provides innovative, independent, forward thinking financial and strategic advice to corporations, institutional investors, entrepreneurs and government entities. INFOR Financial Group's asset management division currently is focused on relationship investing and structured private credit investments. INFOR Financial Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of INFOR Financial Group, is an independent investment bank that offers advice on mergers and acquisitions, capital raises, risk management, private funds as well as corporate restructurings. In 2015, INFOR Financial Inc. was ranked as the top independent M&A advisor in Canada.


This report studies Automotive Sun Visor in Global market, especially in North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia and India, focuses on top manufacturers in global market, with capacity, production, price, revenue and market share for each manufacturer, covering Grupo Antolin Atlas (Motus) KASAI KOGYO Daimei Dongfeng Electronic Kyowa Sangyo IAC Takata Hayashi Visteon Yongsan HOWA TEXTILE Mecai Vinyl Specialities GUMOTEX Market Segment by Regions, this report splits Global into several key Regions, with production, consumption, revenue, market share and growth rate of Automotive Sun Visor in these regions, from 2011 to 2021 (forecast), like North America Europe China Japan Southeast Asia India Split by product type, with production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, can be divided into Conventional Sun Visor LCD Sun Visor Split by application, this report focuses on consumption, market share and growth rate of Automotive Sun Visor in each application, can be divided into Passenger Vehicle Commercial Vehicle Some Major Points from Table of content: Global Automotive Sun Visor Market Research Report 2017 1 Automotive Sun Visor Market Overview 1.1 Product Overview and Scope of Automotive Sun Visor 1.2 Automotive Sun Visor Segment by Type 1.2.1 Global Production Market Share of Automotive Sun Visor by Type in 2015 1.2.2 Conventional Sun Visor 1.2.3 LCD Sun Visor 1.3 Automotive Sun Visor Segment by Application 1.3.1 Automotive Sun Visor Consumption Market Share by Application in 2015 1.3.2 Passenger Vehicle 1.3.3 Commercial Vehicle 1.3.4 Application 3 1.4 Automotive Sun Visor Market by Region 1.4.1 North America Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.4.2 Europe Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.4.3 China Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.4.4 Japan Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.4.5 Southeast Asia Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.4.6 India Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.5 Global Market Size (Value) of Automotive Sun Visor (2012-2022) 2 Global Automotive Sun Visor Market Competition by Manufacturers 2.1 Global Automotive Sun Visor Production and Share by Manufacturers (2015 and 2016) 2.2 Global Automotive Sun Visor Revenue and Share by Manufacturers (2015 and 2016) 2.3 Global Automotive Sun Visor Average Price by Manufacturers (2015 and 2016) 2.4 Manufacturers Automotive Sun Visor Manufacturing Base Distribution, Sales Area and Product Type 2.5 Automotive Sun Visor Market Competitive Situation and Trends 2.5.1 Automotive Sun Visor Market Concentration Rate 2.5.2 Automotive Sun Visor Market Share of Top 3 and Top 5 Manufacturers 2.5.3 Mergers & Acquisitions, Expansion 3 Global Automotive Sun Visor Production, Revenue (Value) by Region (2012-2017) 3.1 Global Automotive Sun Visor Production by Region (2012-2017) 3.2 Global Automotive Sun Visor Production Market Share by Region (2012-2017) 3.3 Global Automotive Sun Visor Revenue (Value) and Market Share by Region (2012-2017) 3.4 Global Automotive Sun Visor Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 3.5 North America Automotive Sun Visor Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 3.6 Europe Automotive Sun Visor Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 3.7 China Automotive Sun Visor Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 3.8 Japan Automotive Sun Visor Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 3.9 Southeast Asia Automotive Sun Visor Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 3.10 India Automotive Sun Visor Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) For more information or any query mail at sales@wiseguyreports.com About Us Wise Guy Reports is part of the Wise Guy Consultants Pvt. Ltd. and offers premium progressive statistical surveying, market research reports, analysis & forecast data for industries and governments around the globe. Wise Guy Reports understand how essential statistical surveying information is for your organization or association. Therefore, we have associated with the top publishers and research firms all specialized in specific domains, ensuring you will receive the most reliable and up to date research data available. For more information, please visit https://www.wiseguyreports.com/sample-request/979966-global-automotive-sun-visor-market-research-report-2017


News Article | February 27, 2017
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IAC Acoustics, a division of Sound Seal, and a leading manufacturer of metal acoustical and noise control products and solutions serving the industrial, commercial, architectural, and construction industries, today announced the appointment of Acoustical Solutions as their exclusive sales representative for the Mid Atlantic (Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia), Georgia, and Texas territories. With this announcement, Acoustical Solutions will represent the entire IAC industrial and architectural product offering including: Noiselock® doors and windows, Moduline® acoustic enclosures, SCIF rooms, and turn-key acoustic barrier solutions. Acoustical Solutions is a leading supplier of acoustical products used in gymnasiums, commercial offices, houses of worship, restaurants and hotels, music studios, and industrial institutions to solve noise control problems. IAC acoustical doors, windows and other products have been installed in thousands of industrial and architectural applications for more than 40 years. IAC and Acoustical Solutions have built their reputations by providing superior quality products and excellent service. Joe Niemann, President of Acoustical Solutions stated, “We are pleased to announce this new relationship with IAC and to add their premier product offering to our portfolio. Our focus will be to work within our territories to assist architects and engineers in specifying the correct IAC products into their commercial and industrial construction projects.” “We are very excited to partner with Acoustical Solutions to represent our product portfolio,” said David Smith, President of IAC Acoustics. “The team at Acoustical Solutions has decades of knowledge and success in the noise control industry, which is exactly what we look for in a partner. I have complete confidence that they will be successful in representing the IAC products and supporting the customer through the entire process.” Please contact the following Acoustical Solutions local representatives to learn more about IAC products: About Acoustical Solutions Acoustical Solutions is a leading supplier of architectural and industrial acoustical products that solve customer sound control issues. Besides supplying products, Acoustical Solutions also offers acoustical engineering and product installation services. About IAC Acoustics IAC Acoustics, A division of Sound Seal, leads the market in metal noise control system products and solutions, including HVAC silencers, acoustic louvers, sound control architectural doors and windows, and sound proof rooms. For more information, please visit http://www.iacacoustics.com About Sound Seal Sound Seal is the leading manufacturer of acoustical noise control products offering the broadest product selection in the soundproofing industry. Sound Seal offers acoustical products and solutions for in-plant and exterior Industrial applications, Interior Finishes for Architectural applications and Floor Underlayment products. For more information, please visit http://www.soundseal.com


SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Feb. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to help develop the automotive manufacturing skilled workforce of the future, world-leading vehicle interiors components supplier International Automotive Components (IAC), has donated a $50,000 110-ton Krauss-Maffei...


News Article | February 21, 2017
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A team led from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) has found the most precise way ever to measure the rate at which stars form in galaxies using their radio emission at 1-10 Gigahertz frequency range Almost all the light we see in the universe comes from stars which form inside dense clouds of gas in the interstellar medium. The rate at which they form (referred to as the star formation rate, or SFR) depends on the reserves of gas in the galaxies and the physical conditions in the interstellar medium, which vary as the stars themselves evolve. Measuring the star formation rate is hence key to understand the formation and evolution of galaxies. Until now, a variety of observations at different wavelengths have been performed to calculate the SFR, each with its advantages and disadvantages. As the most commonly used SFR tracers, the visible and the ultraviolet emission can be partly absorbed by interstellar dust. This has motivated the use of hybrid tracers, which combine two or more different emissions, including the infrared, which can help to correct this dust absorption. However, the use of these tracers is often uncertain because other sources or mechanisms which are not related to the formation of massive stars can intervene and lead to confusion. Now, an international research team led by the IAC astrophysicist Fatemeh Tabatabaei has made a detailed analysis of the spectral energy distribution of a sample of galaxies, and has been able to measure, for the first time, the energy they emit within the frequency range of 1-10 Gigahertz which can be used to know their star formation rates. "We have used" explains this researcher "the radio emission because, in previous studies, a tight correlation was detected between the radio and the infrared emission, covering a range of more than four orders of magnitude". In order to explain this correlation, more detailed studies were needed to understand the energy sources and processes which produce the radio emission observed in the galaxies. "We decided within the research group to make studies of galaxies from the KINGFISH sample (Key Insights on Nearby Galaxies: a Far-Infrared Survey with Herschel) at a series of radio frequencies", recalls Eva Schinnerer from the Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (MPIA) in Heidelberg, Germany. The final sample consists of 52 galaxies with very diverse properties. "As a single dish, the 100-m Effelsberg telescope with its high sensitivity is the ideal instrument to receive reliable radio fluxes of weak extended objects like galaxies", explains Marita Krause from the Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (MPIfR) in Bonn, Germany, who was in charge of the radio observations of those galaxies with the Effelsberg radio telescope. "We named it the KINGFISHER project, meaning KINGFISH galaxies Emitting in Radio." The results of this project, published today in The Astrophysical Journal, show that the 1-10 Gigahertz radio emission used is an ideal star formation tracer for several reasons. Firstly, the interstellar dust does not attenuate or absorb radiation at these frequencies; secondly, it is emitted by massive stars during several phases of their formation, from young stellar objects to HII regions (zones of ionized gas) and supernova remnants, and finally, there is no need to combine it with any other tracer. For these reasons, measurements in the chosen range are a more rigorous way to estimate the formation rate of massive stars than the tracers traditionally used. This study also clarifies the nature of the feedback processes occurring due to star formation activity, which are key in evolution of galaxies. "By differentiating the origins of the radio continuum, we could infer that the cosmic ray electrons (a component of the interstellar medium) are younger and more energetic in galaxies with higher star formation rates, which can cause powerful winds and outflows and have important consequences in regulation of star formation", explains Fatemeh Tabatabaei.


LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / February 17, 2017 / Active Wall St. announces the list of stocks for today's research reports. Pre-market the Active Wall St. team provides the technical coverage impacting selected stocks trading on the Toronto Exchange and belonging under the Asset Management industry. Companies recently under review include Canoe EIT Income Fund, Dundee, Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Investment, and INFOR Acquisition. Get all of our free research reports by signing up at: http://www.activewallst.com/register/. On Thursday, February 16, 2017, at the end of trading session, the Toronto Exchange Composite index ended the day at 15,864.17, 0.12% higher, on a total volume of 410,233,458 shares. Additionally, the Financials index was slightly down by 0.05%, ending the session at 298.32. Active Wall St. has initiated research reports on the following equities: Canoe EIT Income Fund (TSX: EIT-UN), Dundee Corporation (TSX: DC-A), Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Investment Companies (TSX: FAP), and INFOR Acquisition Corporation (TSX: IAC-A). Register with us now for your free membership and research reports at: http://www.activewallst.com/register/. Canoe EIT Income Fund's stock edged 0.33% lower, to finish Thursday's session at $12.02 with a total volume of 107,773 shares traded. The Company's stock has fallen by 0.33% in the past one year. The Company's shares are trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Canoe EIT Income's 50-day moving average of $12.68 is above its 200-day moving average of $12.36. Shares of the Company, which maximize monthly distributions relative to risk and maximize Net Asset Value, are trading at a PE ratio of 75.13. See our research report on EIT-UN.TO at: http://www.activewallst.com/register/. 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If you're a company we are covering and wish to no longer feature on our coverage list contact us via email and/or phone between 09:30 EDT to 16:00 EDT from Monday to Friday at: CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are registered trademarks owned by CFA Institute. LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / February 17, 2017 / Active Wall St. announces the list of stocks for today's research reports. Pre-market the Active Wall St. team provides the technical coverage impacting selected stocks trading on the Toronto Exchange and belonging under the Asset Management industry. Companies recently under review include Canoe EIT Income Fund, Dundee, Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Investment, and INFOR Acquisition. Get all of our free research reports by signing up at: http://www.activewallst.com/register/. On Thursday, February 16, 2017, at the end of trading session, the Toronto Exchange Composite index ended the day at 15,864.17, 0.12% higher, on a total volume of 410,233,458 shares. 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See our research report on EIT-UN.TO at: http://www.activewallst.com/register/. On Thursday, shares in Toronto, Canada headquartered Dundee Corp. recorded a trading volume of 9,580 shares, lower than their three months average volume of 42,667 shares. The stock ended the day 0.59% lower at $5.03. Dundee's stock has advanced 4.57% in the past one month. Shares of the Company, which provides wealth management, real estate, resources, and investment services in Canada and the US, are trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The stock's 200-day moving average of $6.09 is above its 50-day moving average of $5.55. The complimentary research report on DC-A.TO at: http://www.activewallst.com/register/. On Thursday, shares in Aberdeen Asia/Pacific Income Investment Cos. ended the session 1.08% lower at $4.57 with a total volume of 11,875 shares traded. Aberdeen Asia/Pacific Income Investment's shares have advanced 5.30% in the past one year. 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News Article | February 9, 2017
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IMPACT OF NEW ESMA GUIDELINES New ESMA (European Securities and Markets Authority) guidelines on Alternative Performance Measures (APMs) were effective for the financial year 2016. Amer Sports presents APMs to reflect the underlying business performance and to enhance comparability between financial periods. APMs should not be considered as a substitute for measures of performance in accordance with the IFRS. As of Q1 2016, Amer Sports relabels the previously referenced "excluding non-recurring items" with "excluding items affecting comparability" (IAC). Operating segments' EBIT is reported excluding IAC. Items affecting comparability and APMs used by Amer Sports are defined in note 10 of this report. OUTLOOK In 2017, Amer Sports' net sales in local currencies are expected to increase from 2016, despite short-term market softness. The growth is expected to be biased to the second half of the year. The company will continue to focus on growing the core business and the five prioritized areas: Apparel and Footwear, US, China, Business to Consumer, as well as digitally connected devices and services. *) In local currencies **) EBITDA excl. IAC = EBIT excluding items affecting comparability and depreciation and amortization ***) Items affecting comparability are material items or transactions, which are relevant for understanding the financial performance of Amer Sports when comparing profit of the current period with previous periods. These items can include, but are not limited to, capital gains and losses, significant write-downs, provisions for planned restructuring and other items that are not related to normal business operations from Amer Sports' management view. A single item affecting comparability has to represent more than one cent per share on annual basis. ****) Cash flow from operating activities - net capital expenditures - change in restricted cash (Net capital expenditures: Total capital expenditure less proceeds from sale of assets). HEIKKI TAKALA, PRESIDENT AND CEO: In the fourth quarter, the market softened further, hence we pursued sustainable, non-promotional growth. Due to issues with technical readiness, we postponed some planned launches in Sports Instruments to 2017, and there was also a delayed impact from some Fitness product launches. We improved gross margins, and executed short-term expense reductions, whilst continuing to invest into our 2020 acceleration priorities, most notably digitalization, retail openings, and developing new products and technologies for future commercialization. 2016 was another year of record sales and profit, despite a challenging trading environment. Our strategic acceleration areas Footwear, Apparel, Business to Consumer, and China continued the strong growth, and our gross margin was all time high. With the continuously improving performance and the healthy balance sheet, the Board of Directors is proposing yet another increased payout to the shareholders. We have now delivered seven consecutive years of profitable growth in line with our Sustainable Growth Model. Going into 2017, our pipeline of new initiatives is strong, and we continue to invest into the prioritized acceleration areas. However, as the market is challenging, we adjust our short-term growth ambitions and elevate our focus on profit, cash and asset efficiency. We proactively expand the restructuring program started in August 2016, with the objective to reduce our operating expenses worth approximately 100 EBIT margin basis points in the coming 24 months. We are looking forward to another year of growth and improvement. For further information, please contact: Heikki Takala, President and CEO, tel. +358 20 712 2510 Jussi Siitonen, CFO, tel. +358 20 712 2511 Päivi Antola, Director, Corporate Communications and IR, tel. +358 20 712 2537 CONFERENCE CALL A conference call for investors and analysts will be held at 3:00 p.m. Finnish time. To participate, please dial +44 20 7572 1187 or +49 69 2222 4998, PIN 26928255#. The call can also be followed live via www.amersports.com and https://amersports.videosync.fi/financialstatements2016. A replay and a transcript will be available later. The replay number is +44 20 3426 2807 or +49 69 2222 33985, conference number 681349#. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Amer Sports Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2017 starting at 2:00 p.m. at Messukeskus, Expo and Convention Centre Helsinki, Messuaukio 1, 00520, Helsinki, Finland. INTERIM REPORT Q1/2017 Amer Sports will publish its Q1/2017 interim report on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at approximately 1:00 p.m. Finnish time. AMER SPORTS Amer Sports (www.amersports.com) is a sporting goods company with internationally recognized brands including Salomon, Wilson, Atomic, Arc'teryx, Mavic, Suunto, and Precor. The company's technically advanced sports equipment, footwear, and apparel improve performance and increase the enjoyment of sports and outdoor activities. The Group's business is balanced by its broad portfolio of sports and products and a presence in all major markets. Amer Sports shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange (AMEAS).

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