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News Article | May 5, 2017
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DANVERS, Massachusetts, May 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Abiomed, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABMD), provedora líder de tecnologias inovadoras de suporte cardíaco, anunciou hoje o cadastro do primeiro paciente no estudo de viabilidade prospectivo, aprovado pela Food and Drug Administration (FDA), IMEST Door to Unloading (DTU), com o sistema Impella CP®, em infarto agudo do miocárdio. Esse teste irá concentrar-se na viabilidade e segurança de descarga do ventrículo esquerdo utilizando a bomba cardíaca CP antes da intervenção coronária percutânea (ICP) primária em pacientes que apresentam infarto do miocárdio com elevação do segmento ST (IMEST) sem choque cardiogênico, com a hipótese de que isso irá potencialmente reduzir a dimensão do infarto. A pesquisa, que recebeu aprovação da FDA em outubro de 2016, é um estudo de viabilidade prospectivo e multicêntrico conduzido pelos pesquisadores principais Dr. Navin K. Kapur, do Tufts Medical Center, e Dr. William W. O'Neill, do Henry Ford Medical Center. Até 50 pacientes em 10 locais serão cadastrados no estudo, cuja estimativa de conclusão é de 18 meses. O primeiro paciente no estudo foi cadastrado no final de abril, no Northwell Health System, em Long Island, NY, sob a liderança do Dr. Perwaiz Meraj. Os objetivos principais do estudo de viabilidade irão concentrar-se na segurança, incluindo Eventos cardiovasculares e cerebrovasculares adversos (ECCAM), em 30 dias. Todos os pacientes serão submetidos a imagiologia de ressonância magnética cardíaca (RMC) para avaliar a dimensão do infarto como porcentagem de massa do ventrículo esquerdo 30 dias após a ICP. Os pacientes serão escolhidos aleatoriamente para colocação do Impella CP com ICP primária imediata, ou para colocação do Impella CP com 30 minutos de descarga antes da IPC primária. A hipótese dessa nova abordagem para tratamento de pacientes com IMEST, baseada em uma ampla pesquisa mecanicista, é a de que a descarga do ventrículo esquerdo antes da ICP reduz a carga de trabalho do miocárdio e a demanda de oxigênio e também inicia um efeito cardioprotetor no nível celular do miocárdio, que pode atenuar o dano ao miocárdio causado por lesão de reperfusão no momento da revascularização. Esse estudo de viabilidade irá ajudar a refinar o protocolo e criar as bases para um futuro importante estudo com mais locais e pacientes e será criado para significância estatística. A Abiomed não planeja anunciar status adicionais de cadastramento. O logo da ABIOMED, ABIOMED, Impella, Impella 2.5, Impella CP, Impella 5.0, Impella RP e Recovering Hearts. Saving Lives. são marcas comerciais registradas da ABIOMED, Inc. nos EUA e em outros países. O registro cVAD é uma marca comercial da ABIOMED, Inc. SOBRE A ABIOMED  Baseada em Danvers, Massachusetts, a Abiomed, Inc. é uma provedora líder de dispositivos médicos que oferecem suporte circulatório. Nossos produtos são projetados para permitir que o coração descanse ao melhorar o fluxo sanguíneo e/ou realizar o bombeamento do coração. Para obter informações adicionais, acesse: www.abiomed.com DECLARAÇÕES PROSPECTIVAS  Esse comunicado contém declarações prospectivas, incluindo declarações em relação ao desenvolvimento dos atuais produtos da Abiomed e de novos produtos, ao progresso da Empresa rumo ao crescimento comercial e futuras oportunidades e aprovações regulatórias esperadas. Os resultados reais da Empresa podem diferir materialmente dos que foram antecipados nessas declarações prospectivas com base em vários fatores, incluindo incertezas associadas com desenvolvimento, testes e aprovações regulatórias relacionadas, incluindo a possibilidade de futuras perdas, fabricação complexa, requisitos de alta qualidade, dependência de fontes de suprimento limitadas, competição, alteração tecnológica, regulamentação governamental, litígios, necessidade futura de capital e incerteza de financiamento adicional e outros riscos e desafios detalhados nos registros da Empresa na Comissão de Títulos e Câmbio, incluindo o registro do Relatório Anual mais recente no Formulário 10-K e do Relatório trimestral no Formulário 10-Q. Os leitores são advertidos a não depositarem confiança indevida em qualquer declaração prospectiva, que vale apenas a partir da data deste comunicado. A Empresa não assume qualquer obrigação de divulgar publicamente os resultados de qualquer revisão dessas declarações prospectivas, o que pode ser feito para refletir eventos ou circunstâncias que ocorram após a data deste comunicado ou refletir a ocorrência de eventos imprevistos.


News Article | May 4, 2017
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"After welcoming VelocityShares' EVIX ETNs to our Bats ETF Marketplace (http://ir.cboe.com/press-releases/2017/05-03-2017.aspx), and thereby packaging European volatility into exchange-traded products for the first time, we are now excited to offer EVIX options," said John Deters, CBOE's Chief  Strategy Officer and Head of Multi-Asset Solutions.  "The new options highlights how our recent acquisition of Bats Global Markets enables us to work with issuers as a one-stop-shop to develop, list, and trade ETN and ETF products.   We are particularly pleased that the first options on ETNs to be offered under the combined company expand our global volatility offering." CBOE Holdings, Inc. (BATS: CBOE | NASDAQ: CBOE), owner of the Chicago Board Options Exchange, the Bats exchanges, CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) and other subsidiaries, is one of the world's largest exchange holding companies and a leader in providing global investors cutting-edge trading and investment solutions. The company offers trading across a diverse range of products in multiple asset classes and geographies, including options, futures, U.S. and European equities, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and multi-asset volatility and global foreign exchange (FX) products.  CBOE Holdings' 14 trading venues include the largest options exchange in the U.S. and the largest stock exchange in Europe, and the company is the second-largest stock exchange operator in the U.S. and a leading market globally for ETF trading. CBOE Holdings is home to the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX Index), the world's barometer for equity market volatility; the CBOE Options Institute, the company's world-renowned education arm; CBOE Livevol, a leading provider of options technology, trading analytics and market data services; CBOE Vest, an asset management company specializing in target-outcome investment strategies; CBOE Risk Management Conferences (RMC), the premier financial industry forums on derivatives and volatility products; ETF.com, a leading provider of ETF news, data and analysis; and Hotspot, a leading platform for global FX trading. The company is headquartered in Chicago with offices in Kansas City, New York, London, San Francisco, Singapore and Ecuador.  For more information, visit www.cboe.com. CBOE®, Chicago Board Options Exchange®, CFE®, BATS®, Livevol®, CBOE Volatility Index® and VIX® are US registered trademarks, and CBOE Futures ExchangeSM, EVIXSM, CBOE VestSM and CBOE Options InstituteSM are service marks of CBOE Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries. VelocityShares® is a US registered trademark of VelocityShares, LLC. Euro STOXX 50® is an EU registered trademarks of STOXX AG. All other trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners. CBOE Holdings and its affiliates do not recommend or make any representation as to possible benefits from any securities or investments, or third-party products or services. Investors should undertake their own due diligence regarding their securities and investment practices. You cannot invest directly in an index. This press release speaks only as of this date. We disclaim any duty to update the information herein. Nothing in this announcement should be considered a solicitation to buy or an offer to sell any securities in any jurisdiction where the offer or solicitation would be unlawful under the securities laws of such jurisdiction. Nothing contained in this communication constitutes tax, legal or investment advice. Investors must consult their tax adviser or legal counsel for advice and information concerning their particular situation. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cboe-begins-trading-options-on-velocityshares-evix-300451739.html


News Article | May 8, 2017
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BMC is designed to challenge this dynamic. Under the current proposal, participants can elect to route Market-On-Close (MOC) orders to BMC on Bats' BZX Exchange, where they are pre-matched with other MOC orders at 3.35 p.m. ET. Pre-matched trades are then executed when the primary exchange closing price is published. As a result, participants obtain a closing price for a fraction of the cost. Further, the timing of the BMC match allows any MOC orders that go unmatched to be sent to the primary exchange closing auctions. A variety of brokers already provide Market-On-Close prices for investors. Subject to regulatory approval, BMC will be the first such functionality to be offered by an equity venue operator, incorporating unique on-exchange features including anonymity and trade transparency. Bryan Harkins, Head of U.S. Equities and Global FX said: "Over the past few years, we have seen the primary market auction operators steadily increasing auction fees while, conversely, intraday exchange trading fees have steadily dropped as a result of competition. This has made a critical part of the trading day markedly more expensive. As a result, market participants have asked us to provide competitive pressure of the sort that we apply during the trading day. The Bats Market Close is our response that provides an alternative that reduces costs for market orders but preserves a single, consolidated closing price, all through an exchange platform." Most importantly, the BMC does not create a rival, price-forming auction for non-listed securities. This is because the BMC avoids removing Limit-On-Close orders from forming price in the primary market closing auctions, only matching market-on-close orders. This reduces participant costs without distorting auction price formation. CBOE Holdings, Inc. (BATS: CBOE | NASDAQ: CBOE), owner of the Chicago Board Options Exchange, the Bats exchanges, CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) and other subsidiaries, is one of the world's largest exchange holding companies and a leader in providing global investors cutting-edge trading and investment solutions. The company offers trading across a diverse range of products in multiple asset classes and geographies, including options, futures, U.S. and European equities, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and multi-asset volatility and global foreign exchange (FX) products.  CBOE Holdings' 14 trading venues include the largest options exchange in the U.S. and the largest stock exchange in Europe, and the company is the second-largest stock exchange operator in the U.S. and a leading market globally for ETF trading. CBOE Holdings is home to the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX Index), the world's barometer for equity market volatility; the CBOE Options Institute, the company's world-renowned education arm; CBOE Livevol, a leading provider of options technology, trading analytics and market data services; CBOE Vest, an asset management company specializing in target-outcome investment strategies; CBOE Risk Management Conferences (RMC), the premier financial industry forums on derivatives and volatility products; ETF.com, a leading provider of ETF news, data and analysis; and Hotspot, a leading platform for global FX trading. The company is headquartered in Chicago with offices in Kansas City, New York, London, San Francisco, Singapore and Ecuador.  For more information, visit www.cboe.com. CBOE®, Chicago Board Options Exchange®, CFE®, BATS®, Livevol®, CBOE Volatility Index® and VIX® are registered trademarks, and CBOE Futures ExchangeSM, CBOE VestSM and CBOE Options InstituteSM are service marks of CBOE Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries. All other trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/bats-announces-alternative-to-closing-auctions-300453047.html


News Article | May 4, 2017
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RMC Pharmaceutical Solutions, Inc. enhances its global expert services team with the addition of Duane Bonam and Molly Sherrard as senior consultants. Duane brings over 25 years of experience in bio-pharmaceutical process development, manufacturing support, and global CMC regulatory filings including marketing applications and post-approval changes. His expertise is with the development, scale-up and improvement of investigational and commercial manufacturing processes, process characterization, qualification and verification and QbD, viral clearance and safety issues; as well as authorship and technical review of CMC sections in regulatory filings. Before joining RMC, Duane was at Amgen for over 15 years. As a Scientific Director, he supported late-stage development and commercial processes, implementation of QbD, and participated in the FDA QbD pilot program. Prior to Amgen, Duane was at Wyeth (formerly Genetics Institute) where he helped develop the purification process for recombinant Factor IX and provided ongoing commercial life-cycle support. Duane received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin, and a B.S in chemistry/biochemistry from the University of Illinois. “As RMC’s global reputation for excellence continues to grow, Duane brings valuable strategic and tactical CMC experience to RMC,” said Timothy Joy, President of RMC. “Duane’s depth of experience in highly successful programs, lets him hit the ground running with practical, knowledgeable hands-on execution and assistance that our clients have come to expect from RMC. Several of our staff have worked with Duane in the past, and we’re confident that he will fit in well with RMC’s “Bolt On” strategy for CMC development for all kinds of pharmaceutical and biological products” Molly comes to RMC with over 18 years of pharmaceutical experience gained across technical and leadership roles at several large-scale API manufacturing and drug product packaging sites. Prior to joining RMC, Molly established her adaptive skillsets with successful roles as a production engineer, manager API manufacturing and operational excellence at Pfizer; and manager of packaging technology and project manager at Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca. She also brings extensive experience with quality investigations, process improvement, new product launches, packaging line startup, general technical operations support and multiple implementation options to meet global product serialization expectations. Molly received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kentucky, as well as training in the Rath & Strong Method 4 Lean methodology and Project Management Professional certification from the Project Management Institute. “Molly’s solid engineering background and technical project management leadership, which transcends both API manufacturing and drug product packaging systems, is exemplified in her cross-functional adaptability and expertise,” said Timothy Joy, President of RMC. “We expect that Molly’s broad background, commitment to success and her contemporary understanding of key global product packaging and commercialization challenges, will have an immediate positive impact on our RMC teams and the clients they support.” Founded in 2004, RMC is the privately-held global leader providing Bolt-on CMC™ expert services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and allied industries. RMC was founded to provide comprehensive services to companies developing and commercializing health care products and has now served more than 150 different clients across North America, Europe and Asia. Through our Bolt-on CMC™ expert services offering, RMC provides an experienced integrated team to directly support Chemistry, Manufacturing and Control (CMC) areas such as process, analytical and formulation development; quality control/quality assurance; and oversight of GMP manufacturing. RMC experts also support the full range of pharmaceutical development and commercialization of GxP activities. Our clients have access to the considerable expertise of the RMC team, as well as physical assets; including an analytical and process development laboratory, document management, and advanced software tools. For more information about RMC and how we can help you, please visit http://www.rmcpharma.com.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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Mike is a project manager, consultant, and author. He is also a regular columnist at ProjectManagement.com. He holds multiple project management and Agile-related certifications, including the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® designation. Mike’s career spans many disciplines, and he has a variety of accomplishments. In 1994, he was involved in creating the agile Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM) and has been using agile methods including Feature Driven Development (FDD), Scrum and XP for the last 23 years. He served on the Board of Directors for the Agile Alliance and the board of the Agile Project Leadership Network (APLN). In addition to Agile methods, Mike is interested and active in traditional project management. He holds PRINCE2 and Project Management Professional (PMP)® certifications and is a contributor to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Third Edition through Sixth Edition. Mike was a co-author of the Software Extension to the PMBOK® Guide and is currently chair of the PMI Committee to create the upcoming PMI Agile Practice Guide. Mike is a faculty member at the University of Calgary where he teaches in the Masters of Science Software Engineering program. He is also a frequent contributor to project management and agile publications including Cutter Consortium, Agile Journal and ProjectManagement.com. He is also engaged in his local PMI Chapter where he has been recognized for the following awards from PMI: 2005 - Winner - PMI-SAC Award - “Distinguished Contribution by an Individual,” 2007 - Winner - PMI-SAC Award - “Best Project Management Literature,” 2010 - Winner - PMI-SAC Award - “Project of the Year,” 2013 - IEEE Computer Society - "Outstanding Contribution Award" 2014 - Recipient – PMI-SAC Fellow – “ Contributions to the field of Project Management” Founded by Rita Mulcahy in 1991, RMC is the worldwide innovator in Project Management, Business Analysis and Agile training and professional development. Over the last 20+ years, hundreds of thousands of students in over 60 regions across the globe have utilized one of RMC's proprietary professional development resources, classes, or eLearning courses to expand their knowledge and further their careers. Today, RMC offers a wide range of innovative project management, business analysis and agile classes and products to help beginners, advanced practitioners, and experienced professionals improve their skills and knowledge as well as prepare for certification.


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

Next-generation 3PAR OS provides foundation for Hybrid IT as all-flash becomes the new normal PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 13, 2017) - Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) ( : HPE) announced its most significant set of 3PAR storage innovations to date, including a next-generation HPE 3PAR Operating System that provides a futureproof foundation for hybrid IT. As all-flash storage becomes the new normal, customers are realizing that pure-play all-flash systems cannot address the new requirements arising from this 'third wave' of flash evolution. These new demands go beyond the performance or cost of an individual flash array, meaning that all-flash storage vendors must also help customers simplify operations across the data center, mitigate risks from edge to core to cloud and support hybrid IT transformation. The HPE 3PAR innovations announced today provide customers a futureproof solution for these third-wave demands with support for cloud-native applications, datacenter-wide orchestration, tier-1 resiliency and a seamless path to emerging technologies such as storage class memory (SCM) and NVM Express (NVMe). "Customers see all-flash storage as only one part of a hybrid IT strategy," said Bill Philbin, senior vice president, Data Center Infrastructure Group, Hewlett Packard Enterprise. "3PAR is a best-in-class array but we go further to optimize the full stack and provide data mobility across systems -- an approach that has helped us grow faster than the market over the last 18 months."1 Lower cost and boost performance while assuring a path to what's next Technology refresh cycles for storage are growing longer while at the same time flash media technology is changing faster than ever. This is why HPE engineers an enduring design into its 3PAR Architecture. One example is the recent tech preview of 3PAR 3D Cache for flash hyper-acceleration using SCM over NVMe, which showcases the ability to easily support new technologies. Another example is the new 3PAR Adaptive Data Reduction (ADR) feature, which can reduce capacity needs by 75 percent2. Spanning in-line deduplication and compression, ADR can be selectively applied and includes built-in intelligence to avoid wasting system resources. ADR also goes beyond compression with a unique 3PAR Data Packing algorithm that organizes data writes in a way that avoids the garbage-heavy processes that weigh down other flash storage arrays. In addition, the latest 3PAR OS enables customers to: These benefits are available at no extra charge as part of new, all-inclusive licensing that simplifies purchasing and reduces costs by up to 30 percent4. Additionally, the HPE 3PAR Flash Now initiative enables acquisition of an upgraded 3PAR flash array plus networking and data protection for just pennies per usable gigabyte per month via a simple cloud-like consumption model. Delivering a highly resilient all-flash data center from core to cloud to edge As critical workloads migrate to flash, risk mitigation is critical. HPE reduces risk in hybrid IT deployments, starting with transparent application and host failover at the core of the data center via HPE 3PAR Peer Persistence, which now has three-data center support for disaster recovery across greater distances. For data protection beyond the array, HPE Recovery Manager Central (RMC) provides seamless, application-managed snapshots and data movement from 3PAR to secondary HPE StoreOnce Systems. The newest version of RMC delivers 23x faster backup5 and 7x faster restores than the leading backup ISV with 9x lower CPU consumption6 -- which minimizes backup impact on application servers. Due to all-inclusive licensing, RMC now comes at no additional charge with the 3PAR array. In addition, RMC can deliver as much as a half million dollar cost savings over a three-year period compared to traditional ISV backup process.7 As part of the right mix of on-prem and off-prem storage, data protected on HPE StoreOnce Systems can now be replicated to the cloud thanks to HPE StoreOnce VSA software in Microsoft Azure with support from HPE Recovery Manager Central, Data Protector and other leading backup applications. Extending data protection to edge computing and software-defined storage (SDS), HPE also announced Peer Copy, a copy management feature within RMC that enables bi-directional movement of snapshot data between StoreVirtual VSA and 3PAR arrays. Customers can utilize Peer Copy with new StoreVirtual VSA Ready Node reference architectures based on HPE ProLiant servers to easily protect SDS in locations such as remote and branch offices. Automation for agility from data center to data service As customers embrace hybrid IT to speed service delivery, HPE continues to embed automation and cloud-based analytic capabilities into 3PAR management tools that complement integration into HPE OneView and HPE Synergy. The new HPE 3PAR StoreServ Management Console (SSMC) includes the ability to automate and schedule large-scale data migrations of up to twenty-four 3PAR or supported third-party storage systems. In addition, SSMC now features HPE Smart SAN integration for fully automated, one-click SAN zoning of Fibre Channel networks -- reducing fabric provisioning effort by 90 percent.8 Updates to the HPE StoreFront Remote cloud analytics portal provide 3PAR customers with best practice recommendations to proactively reduce risk, manage software updates and assist in capacity planning. About Hewlett Packard Enterprise Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an industry leading technology company that enables customers to go further, faster. With the industry's most comprehensive portfolio, spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace applications, our technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive and more secure. Forward-Looking Statement The information included in this press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If the risks or uncertainties ever materialize or the assumptions prove incorrect, the results of Hewlett Packard Enterprise may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include the need to address the many challenges facing Hewlett Packard Enterprise's businesses; the competitive pressures faced by Hewlett Packard Enterprise's businesses; risks associated with executing Hewlett Packard Enterprise's strategy; the development and transition of new products and services and the enhancement of existing products and services to meet customer needs and respond to emerging technological trends; the execution and performance of contracts by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and its suppliers, customers and partners; integration and other risks associated with business combination and investment transactions; and other risks that are described in Hewlett Packard Enterprise's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Hewlett Packard Enterprise assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements. 1 Based on IDC Q3 2016 Disk Tracker 2 Based on terms and conditions as specified in the Get Thin Guarantee at https://www.hpe.com/us/en/resources/storage/get-thinner.html 3 Based on HPE internal performance testing measuring iSCSI write latency before and after Express Writes 4 Based on moving to an all-inclusive licensing model and factoring in savings from compression and other adaptive data reduction technologies 5 Based on internal HPE testing of backup performance comparison between HPE Recovery Manager Central for VMware environments and traditional non-HPE backup software 6 Based on internal HPE testing of restore performance and CPU consumption comparison between HPE Recovery Manager Central for file systems and traditional non-HPE backup software.  7 License cost savings in 3 year period using HPE RMC compared to traditional non-HPE backup software 8 Based on tests performed by Demartek on Gen 6 Fibre Channel: http://www.demartek.com/Demartek_Emulex_LPe32000_Gen6_FC_Evaluation_2016-03.html


News Article | February 25, 2017
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Two small &  medium enterprises' (SMEs) Initial Public Offering viz. Akash Infra Projects and RMC Switchgears, are going to issue next week in order to raise about 30 crore for investor's sentiment.


News Article | February 7, 2017
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OCALA, Fla., Feb. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RICH Cigars, Inc. (“RICH”), (OTCPink:RCGR), a manufacturer of high-quality premium cigar products, proudly announced today that the Company will be participating in the festivities of this year’s NBA All-Star Weekend 2017; both hosting events and vending at one of the most legendary parties of the season. “We are excited and privileged to market our core line of premium cigars during one of sports’ most celebrated weekends,” said Richard Davis, President and CEO of RICH Cigars, Inc.  “Our presence there will certainly be noted as we’ll host three amazing events. The most exciting opportunity however, is where we’ll be vending at one of the season’s most legendary parties.  This is where the RICH brand will continue to make an impact; weaving itself into the fabric of our culture.” All-Star Weekend 2017 runs February 17th, 2017 through February 19th, 2017, in New Orleans. Alfred Rushing, Vice President and COO of RICH Cigars, Inc., indicated this is not the first time RICH has participated in celebrity events.  The Company has vended at events such as the Derek Jeter Celebrity Invitational and the RMC (Revolt Music Conference 2016).  What lends that special ‘je ne sais quoi’ to RICH’s hosting and vending duties at this All-Star Weekend is the Company’s opportunity to introduce its brand to tens of millions of travelers – inbound to New Orleans for both the All-Star Weekend and Mardi Gras 2017. “Our core line of RICH premium cigars will be on display and introduced to tens of millions of travelers from all over the World; converging on New Orleans for two highly commercialized and historic events,” said Mr. Rushing.  “This is a phenomenal marketing and business opportunity.” Mr. Davis concluded, “What’s even sexier is that RICH has secured the opportunity to vend one of the most legendary, high profile, private – ‘invite only’ – parties of the season.  We firmly believe this event will help set the stage for the enormous exposure our brand will experience over the next 9 to 12 months; positively impacting the Company’s value.” RICH Cigars, Inc. is the maker and distributer of high-quality, hand rolled, premium cigars and other high-end cigar products, marketed under the ‘RICH’ brand.  The Company, operating out of Ocala, Florida, manufactures and ages its tobacco in Central America; primarily, Nicaragua.  Iconicized by the sports and entertainment industries, RICH Cigars is quickly becoming known as a ‘Lifestyle Brand,’ transcending the traditional cigar company.  Having brand endorsements from major Hip-Hop entertainers and celebrity influencers, such as DJ Khaled, in addition to being chosen as the Cigar vendor at events for Michael Jordan, Derek Jeter, and others, RICH Cigars has been featured in music videos, print photography and high-end sport and entertainment events.  The Company’s hand-made cigars are currently sold nationally through local and regional cigar retailers, as well as through direct sales via the internet. Forward Looking Statements Statements in this press release that are not statements of historical or current fact constitute "forward-looking statements."  Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other unknown factors that could cause the Company's actual operating results to be materially different from any historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  In addition to statements that explicitly describe these risks and uncertainties, readers are urged to consider statements that contain terms such as "believes," "belief," "expects," "expect," "intends," "intend," "anticipate," "anticipates," "plans," "plan," to be uncertain and forward-looking.  The forward-looking statements contained herein are also subject generally to other risks and uncertainties that are described from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


News Article | February 17, 2017
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This press release is not to be distributed to U.S. newswire services or for dissemination in the United States. Any failure to comply with this restriction may constitute a violation of U.S. securities law. As announced on December 21, 2016, RMC GP Inc. ("RMC"), an affiliate of Resource Merchant Capital Corp., an Alberta-based private capital firm, has invested $1.175 million in Acceleware Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: AXE) ("Acceleware"). Pursuant to the closing of a private placement (the "Offering") by Acceleware of convertible debentures as set out in Acceleware's news release dated December 19, 2016, RMC acquired a convertible debenture in the principal amount of $675,000 (the "Debenture"). The Debenture is convertible into units of Acceleware at a conversion price equal to the lesser of (i) $0.15 per unit, and (ii) if Acceleware, at any time after December 16, 2016, distributes common shares ("Shares") in the capital of Acceleware, the price per Share, provided the conversion occurs within 15 days of the announcement of such distribution, and under no circumstances will the conversion price be lower than $0.12. Each unit consists of one Share in the capital of Acceleware and one-half of one Share purchase warrant of Acceleware (the "December Warrants"). Each whole December Warrant entitles RMC to acquire one Share in the capital of Acceleware, at an exercise price equal to two times the conversion price of the units, for a 24-month period following the distribution of the Debenture. The Debenture can be converted at the option of Acceleware provided that on the date of conversion, the 30-day volume weighted average trading price of the Shares of Acceleware on the TSX Venture Exchange is equal to or greater than 150% of the conversion price. Interest on the Debenture accrues at a rate of 10% per annum, and the maturity date of the Debenture is December 16, 2020. Prior to October 7, 2016, RMC did not have ownership or control over any securities of Acceleware. On October 7, 2016, RMC acquired 4,545,455 Shares and 2,272,727 Share purchase warrants (the "October Warrants"), each October Warrant entitling RMC to acquire one Share of Acceleware at an exercise price of $0.22, for a period ending on October 7, 2018. Assuming the conversion of the entire principal amount of the Debenture, the October Warrants, and the December Warrants, RMC would have ownership and control over an aggregate of 13,568,182 Shares, or 12.4% of the issued and outstanding Shares on a fully-diluted basis. RMC relied on Section 2.3 of National Instrument 45-106 - Prospectus Exemptions as RMC meets the definition of "accredited investor" under securities legislation. The Debenture was acquired by RMC for investment purposes. RMC may, from time to time, depending on market and other conditions or relevant factors, increase or decrease its beneficial ownership, control or direction over securities of Acceleware through market transactions, private agreements or otherwise. RMC has filed a report (as contemplated by National Instrument 62-103 - The Early Warning System and Related Take-Over Bid and Insider Reporting Issues) in connection with the acquisition of the Debenture under the Offering. A copy of the report may be obtained from SEDAR (www.sedar.com). Nothing in this press release or in the filing of the above-mentioned report is an admission that any person named in the report is a joint actor with another named entity. Resource Merchant Capital (www.resourcemc.com) is an Alberta-based, private capital firm focused exclusively on oil and gas product and service companies. Resource Merchant Capital partners with technology-focused companies to build world class businesses that drive significant wealth for founders, entrepreneurs, leaders and shareholders. Acceleware (www.acceleware.com) develops high performance seismic imaging and modeling software products and provides innovative technology for radio frequency (RF) heating, an emerging thermal enhanced oil recovery method. As experts in programming for multi-core CPUs and massively parallel GPUs, Acceleware's professional services team specializes in accelerating computationally intense applications for clients to speed up product design, analyze data and help make better business decisions. Acceleware's products and services are used by some of the world's largest energy and engineering companies. Acceleware is a public company on Canada's TSX Venture Exchange under the trading AXE. For further information: Resource Merchant Capital, Chad Robinson, Tel: +1 (403) 993-9986, crobinson@resourcemc.com, www.resourcemc.com; Acceleware Ltd., Geoff Clark, Tel: +1 (403) 249-9099, geoff.clark@acceleware.com, www.acceleware.com. This press release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking information generally means any information about Acceleware or RMC that is prospective in nature, and often includes words such as "anticipates", "expects", "estimates", "intends" and words and terms of similar substance, in connection with discussions about RMC's or Acceleware's future operations or financial performance. Actual results may vary from the forward-looking information in this press release due to certain material risk factors. Neither Acceleware nor RMC assumes any obligation to update or revise the forward-looking information in this press release, unless it is required to do so under Canadian securities legislation. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.


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