Nasdaq Launches ESG futures in the Nordics

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) today announced the launch of futures based on the recently launched OMXS30 ESG Responsible index (OMXS30ESG). The product is the first exchange listed and ESG compliant index future in the world.

“In recent years we have seen institutions increase efforts to integrate sustainability into their investment strategies, with the Nordic region being in the forefront of this trend,” says Alessandro Romani, Head of European Equity Derivatives at Nasdaq. “Those looking to invest in a more sustainable way need more investment products based on established and liquid indexes. Our existing OMXS30 index future contract is among the most traded in Europe and we expect to see the same interest for the ESG version.”

The OMXS30ESG Index was developed in cooperation with a number of leading Nordic asset managers, including Swedbank Robur.

“At Swedbank, innovation and constant development are an important part of the business, and it is in our interest to participate in and influence product development. Sustainability screening is applied in more and more funds, and we see a great need from our customers that we have sustainable investments – therefore we are pleased to see that Nasdaq is being responsive for customer needs and we think the OMXESG will be successful,” says Magnus Linder, responsible for derivative trading at Swedbank Robur.

The OMXS30ESG Index and the Futures tracking it are the latest in a number of recent Nasdaq Nordic initiatives aimed at making it easier for investors of all sizes to invest and manage risk in a more sustainable way. In March 2017, Nasdaq launched an ESG reporting guide for listed companies in the Nordic and Baltic region, followed by a one year ESG pilot program, where Nasdaq guides 36 participating companies on how to report on ESG. This year, the Nasdaq Sustainable Bond Market, the world’s second largest in terms number of bonds listed, was expanded into Finland while a segment for sustainable bonds aimed also at retail investors was launched in Sweden.

The OMXS30ESG Futures are available for trading on Nasdaq Stockholm starting today. Nasdaq is planning to launch corresponding ESG indexes for its two other Nordic benchmark indexes, the OMXC25 in Denmark and the OMXH25 in Finland in the near future.

About Nasdaq
Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) is a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today’s global capital markets. As the creator of the world’s first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 100 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world’s securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to approximately 4, 000 total listings with a market value of approximately $14 trillion.

To learn more, visit: http://business.nasdaq.com

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Applift ได้เปลี่ยนภาพลักษณ์ของบริษัทใหม่โดยการรวมเข้ากับ UA เป็นครั้งแรกและเจาะเป้าหมายใหม่โดยการเสนอนักโฆษณาโทรศัพท์มือถือ

แนะนำการแก้ไขปัญหาเส้นทางการโฆษณาโทรศัพท์มือถือ

เบอร์ลินและ ซานฟรานซิสโกและโซล ประเทศเกาหลีใต้และบังกาลอร์ ประเทศอินเดีย, Oct. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Applift คือบริษัทโทรศัพท์มือถือและเทคโนโลยีการโฆษณา ได้ประกาศการเปลี่ยนแปลงภาพลักษณ์บริษัทใหม่ภายใต้คำโปรยที่ว่า “ประสิทธิภาพของโทรศัพท์มือถือที่แท้จริง” เพื่อรองรับการแก้ปัญหาใหม่ การโฆษณาเส้นทางของโทรศัพท์เคลื่อนที่ที่มุ่งเน้นด้านผลลัพธ์ของประสิทธิภาพที่ผ่านการคิดค่าโฆษณาต่อการกระทำ (CPA) การเปลี่ยนแปลงภาพลักษณ์ใหม่นั้นประกอบด้วย โลโก้ใหม่ การออกแบบเว็บไซต์ และข้อความของแบรนด์ในการรองรับวิธีของบริษัทที่มอบประสิทธิภาพพร้อมกับเส้นทางทั้งหมดของลูกค้าที่รวมเข้ากับการแสวงหาผู้ใช้และการเจาะเป้าหมายใหม่เพื่อมอบ ROAS ที่สูงที่สุดสำหรับนักการตลาดของโฆษณาโทรศัพท์มือถือ

ด้วยการวางตำแหน่งใหม่ เส้นทางการโฆษณาโทรศัพท์เคลื่อนที่ของ Applift กำจัดวิธีการทำงานของแคมเปญการพัฒนาผู้ใช้แอพโทรศัพท์มือถือและการเจาะเป้าหมายของแคมเปญที่แยกออกไป โดยการให้นักโฆษณาชำระเงินให้กับลูกค้าที่ได้รับ มากกว่าชำระเงินให้แก่ผู้ใช้ที่ไม่ได้เข้าร่วมหรือไม่ได้เปิดใช้งานแล้ว เส้นทางการโฆษณาโทรศัพท์มือถือของ Applift ได้กำหนดราคาตามประสิทธิภาพในรูปแบบที่สมบูรณ์ที่สุด โดยให้นักโฆษณาเชื่อมต่อกับผู้ใช้และเปิดใช้งานเพื่อให้เป็นลูกค้าที่ภักดีและมีส่วนร่วม การเพิ่มของรายได้ในการโฆษณาได้ใช้และให้แบรนด์มีผลลัพธ์ที่เป็นจริงบนรูปแบบราคาของ CPA

“อุตสาหกรรมการโฆษณาโทรศัพท์มือถือเป็นสิ่งที่ต้องการเป็นอย่างมากของรูปแบบที่มี ROI ที่มุ่งเน้นไปที่ช่องทางทั้งหมดและขับเคลื่อนการใช้งานของลูกค้า” Tim Koschella CEO ของ Applift กล่าว “Applift เป็นบริษัทโฆษณาโทรศัพท์มือถือแห่งแรกและแห่งเดียวที่ให้รูปแบบ CPA ที่มีประสิทธิภาพที่แท้จริงสำหรับลูกค้าใหม่และลูกค้าเข้าร่วมอีกครั้งหนึ่ง เรายินดีและภูมิใจที่เสนอให้ลูกค้าของเรามีการเสนอที่รวมการชำระเงินเฉพาะผลลัพธ์ที่เป็นจริงเท่านั้น ในอุตสาหกรรมที่ยังคงขึ้นอยู่กับรูปแบบราคาแบบเก่าอยู่เป็นอย่างมาก”

เส้นทางการโฆษณาโทรศัพท์มือถือที่มุ่งเน้นเรื่องการปรับประสิทธิภาพผ่านช่องทางทั้งหมด โดยเริ่มจากการเข้าหาลูกค้าที่ต้องการ รับผู้ใช้รายใหม่ การเปลี่ยนผู้ใช้รายใหม่เป็นลูกค้า และการทำให้ลูกค้ามีส่วนร่วมอีกครั้งอย่างต่อเนื่อง

การเปลี่ยนแปลงภาพลักษณ์ใหม่ของ Applift เป็นการตอบสนองทางตรงในการเปลี่ยนแปลงการโฆษณาโทรศัพท์มือถือในช่วงปีที่ผ่านมาที่ได้ให้แบรนด์และนักการตลาดต่างๆ ด้วยตัวชี้วัดระดับสูงแต่อาจจะมีจำนวนคุณภาพหรือลูกค้าที่เข้าร่วมน้อย ในการดูการออกแบบและการเสนอของ Applift แบบใหม่ โปรดไปที่ www.applift.com

เกี่ยวกับ Applift
Applift เป็นผู้นำบริษัทเทคโนโลยีโทรศัพท์เคลื่อนที่ควบคุมธุรกิจเพื่อให้เชื่อมต่อกับลูกค้าที่เปิดใช้งานเป็นที่แรกๆ ของโลก โดยการสร้างแพลตฟอร์มของรุ่นใหม่สำหรับนักโฆษณาในการเข้าถึงและเปลี่ยนแปลงลูกค้าของโทรศัพท์มือถือ วิธีการแก้ไขปัญหาของ Applift คือการออกแบบเพื่อมอบผลลัพธ์ในทุกจุดของเส้นทางของลูกค้า โดยผ่านเส้นทางการโฆษณาโทรศัพท์มือถือของ Applift นักโฆษณาของแอพทั่วทั้งโลกสามารถเชื่อมต่อกับเป้าหมายลูกค้าได้ ได้รับลูกค้าใหม่และเปิดใช้งานและเข้าร่วมผู้ใช้ที่มีอยู่อีกครั้งเพื่อกลายเป็นลูกค้าอย่างแท้จริง

ข้อมูลติดต่อ: 
Alexis Roberts
Blast PR สำหรับ Applift
alexisr@blastpr.com
805-886-8511

Teradyne Announces New TUGX Global Seminars

Innovative new seminar series will offer advanced ATE knowledge and training to more customers around the world

NORTH READING, Mass., Oct. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE:TER), a leading supplier of automated test solutions, announced its new TUGX Global Seminars to be held annually throughout Asia, Europe and the US.

The new seminar series combines and replaces the annual Teradyne Users Group (TUG) Conference and the company’s series of Global Device Seminars. The new TUGX Global Seminars will enable Teradyne experts to connect with more customers to share new instrument information, software capability, and best practices for test applications.

“As we listened to customer feedback and analyzed what was working for each of our programs, we determined that it was time to combine the best elements of each program into this series of globally accessible events,” said Jason Zee, Vice President and General Manager of SOC Business Group at Teradyne. “The TUGX Global Seminars will enable us to reach many more customers all over the world, with content focused on their unique training and informational needs, in locations that are easily accessible to them.”

Beginning September through December 2019, the TUGX Global Seminars will be held in over 20 locations around the world as one day events. The content will be provided in multiple tracks designed around the needs of the local customer base.

All TUGX 2019 locations will be announced in January 2019. In addition, a TUGX Customer Advisory Board is being launched to help identify key content needs of our customers.

There will also be an online TUGX Community launched after the 2019 seminars to enable customers to connect with presentation authors to ask questions and continue the dialog.

For more information, visit teradyne.com/support/training/tugx-global-seminars.

About Teradyne
Teradyne (NYSE:TER) is a leading supplier of automation equipment for test and industrial applications. Teradyne Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) is used to test semiconductors, wireless products, data storage and complex electronic systems, which serve consumer, communications, industrial and government customers. Our Industrial Automation products include collaborative robots used by global manufacturing and light industrial customers to improve quality and increase manufacturing efficiency. In 2017, Teradyne had revenue of $2.14 billion and currently employs approximately 4,500 people worldwide. For more information, visit teradyne.com. Teradyne® is a registered trademark of Teradyne, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.

Contact

Randy Kramer
Director, SOC Factory Applications
+1 (978) 370-2321

Tyres On The Drive Offers Customers Dynamic Appointment Self-Scheduling with Descartes

LONDON, Oct. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq: DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announces that UK-based mobile tire-fitting company, Tyres on the Drive, now offers delivery appointment self-scheduling online using Descartes’ dynamic appointment scheduling and route planning solution. The offering provides a differentiated customer experience while improving the productivity of Tyres On The Drive’s fleet and technicians.

“To enhance our customers’ experience, we wanted to offer them the ability to self-select their appointment, but base options presented on specific business parameters that enable us to operate as efficiently as possible,” said Ray Fernandez, CEO at Tyres On The Drive. “We deployed Descartes’ solution because of its proven ability to interact with the customer during the buying process to provide optimised, real-time appointment booking.”

Tyres On The Drive offers consumers a mobile tire fitting service at a location and time of their choice, with appointments available seven days a week from 8am – 8pm. The company employs approximately 100 technicians and operates a fleet of 70 vans across the UK, who will carry out approximately 150,000 jobs in 2018. Descartes has helped to replace the company’s largely manual, contact centre based appointment booking process.

As part of Descartes’ Routing, Mobile, and Telematics suite, the appointment booking solution deployed at Tyres On The Drive determines the best delivery options to present to a customer during the buying process. These options are dynamically derived and economically scored based upon multiple variables, such as job location; proximity to other scheduled jobs; estimated job time; order size; and road speeds and other restrictions. The solution’s flexibility allows distributors, retailers and other delivery organisations to offer different appointment window sizes and value-added services. These important features help drive revenue for Tyres On The Drive by providing appointment flexibility and adoption of incremental services.

“Tyres On The Drive is an innovative business and an excellent example of how using real-time optimized appointment booking can help turn the customer experience into a competitive advantage,” said Pól Sweeney, UK Vice President of Sales at Descartes. “We’re able to help our users not only do a better job serving their customers with our solution, but also run their delivery operations more efficiently at the same time.”

About Tyres On The Drive
Tyres On The Drive is a mobile tyre-fitting company that allows customers to book online or over the phone and have new tyres fitted, or punctures repaired, at any suitable location of their choice, whether that’s at home, at work or even at the gym! We’re proud to be different: we’ve long believed that the purchase and fitting of tyres doesn’t have to be a drawn out, inconvenient and laborious process where the customer has to fit around the static hours of a garage. Our mobile fitting units make sitting around in a cold garage a thing of the past. Now you can be at home or at a work getting on with the things that are important to you, while our expert technicians deal with your tyre fitting. While tyres are our passion, we know that they’re not necessarily yours, so we try at every stage to remove any pain and replace it with a friendly and knowledgeable service that we know our customers love.

About Descartes Systems Group
Descartes (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG) is the global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Customers use our modular, software-as-a-service solutions to route, schedule, track and measure delivery resources; plan, allocate and execute shipments; rate, audit and pay transportation invoices; access global trade data; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete numerous other logistics processes by participating in the world’s largest, collaborative multimodal logistics community. Our headquarters are in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and we have offices and partners around the world. Learn more at www.descartes.com, and connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws (“forward-looking statements”) that relate to Descartes’ solution offering and potential benefits derived therefrom; and other matters. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the anticipated results, performance or achievements or developments expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, the factors and assumptions discussed in the section entitled, “Certain Factors That May Affect Future Results” in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Ontario Securities Commission and other securities commissions across Canada including Descartes most recently filed management’s discussion and analysis. If any such risks actually occur, they could materially adversely affect our business, financial condition or results of operations. In that case, the trading price of our common shares could decline, perhaps materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Forward-looking statements are provided for the purposes of providing information about management’s current expectations and plans relating to the future. Readers are cautioned that such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. We do not undertake or accept any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in our expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based, except as required by law.

Global Media Contact 
Mavi Silveira                                                                                           
Tel: +1(800) 419-8495 ext. 202416                                                           
msilveira@descartes.com

LeddarTech Appoints New Vice President of Marketing and Communications

Daniel Aitken recently joined the LeddarTech executive team as Vice-President of Corporate Marketing and Communications

QUEBEC CITY, Oct. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LeddarTech, a Quebec City-based technology company that develops and commercializes high-performance, low-cost solid-state LiDAR sensor development platforms for the automotive industry, is pleased to announce that Daniel Aitken joined its team as Vice-President of Corporate Marketing and Communications. With more than 20 years’ technology-industry experience, including strategic business development and marketing, Mr. Aitken brings to LeddarTech extensive international marketing experience in the electronics, automotive and component-distribution industry. Mr. Aitken has spent most of his career working in multinational corporations in Canada, Europe and the United States.

“We are delighted to welcome Mr. Aitken to LeddarTech’s leadership team,” said Frantz Saintellemy, President and COO. “His experience and success in the development of sound and innovative marketing, branding and communications strategies, as well as his leadership abilities, will have a great impact on positioning our automotive LiDAR development platform and its value proposition to the industry,” stated Mr. Saintellemy.

Prior to joining LeddarTech, Mr. Aitken held a variety of senior positions at high-profile technology companies, including Integrated Device Technology in San Jose, California; ZMDI in Dresden, Germany; as well as Future Electronics in Montreal, Canada.

“I am very pleased to have joined LeddarTech, and I look forward to building upon the tremendous momentum that already exists,” said Mr. Aitken. “LeddarTech’s distinct business model, which offers a meaningful solution through the Leddar Engine, an automotive LiDAR development platform that enables the design of differentiated LiDAR solutions tailored to specific autonomous driving applications, provides a unique opportunity to answer present and future LiDAR market requirements. The unique business model of LeddarTech makes for an exciting marketing opportunity, which I look forward to executing,” stated Mr. Aitken.

About LeddarTech

LeddarTech is a specialist in the development of high-performance, automotive grade solid-state LiDAR sensors, and ensuring that these revolutionary products are commercially viable for use in high volume passenger vehicles. The company is responsible for several technological innovations in cutting-edge mobility remote sensing applications. Automotive active safety, autonomous driving, intelligent transportation, inner-city fleet vehicles, and more are being enhanced using novel LeddarTech technologies.

Additional information about LeddarTech is accessible at www.LeddarTech.com. Follow LeddarTech on LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube

Contact: Marc Antoine Morin, Marketing Communication Manager, LeddarTech
Tel.: +1-418-653-9000, ext. 221 Marcantoine.Morin@Leddartech.com

LeddarTech and LeddarTech logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of LeddarTech Inc. All other brands, product names and marks are or may be trademarks or registered trademarks used to identify products or services of their respective owners.

UniCAR Therapy and Terumo BCT Collaborate to Advance CAR T-Cell Therapies and Create a Shanghai, China Center of Excellence

LAKEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Shanghai UniCAR-Therapy Bio-Medicine Technology Co. chose Terumo BCT and its cell expansion devices to automate its cell therapy manufacturing process for chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapies. Privately held, UniCAR will open their Center of Excellence for Terumo BCT’s technologies in Shanghai in November.

Terumo BCT is a global leader in blood component, therapeutic apheresis and cellular therapy technologies. The company provides flexible solutions for CAR T-cell developers and manufacturers, including the Quantum® Cell Expansion System, in use at UniCAR today.Terumo BCT

“Compared to the manual method of cell expansion, we save time and increase the quality of cells and viruses we grow using the Quantum system,” says Dr. Yu Lei, a pioneer in the gene therapy field and Chief Executive Officer, UniCAR. “It only makes sense to share best practices and showcase technologies that are driving innovation in our growing industry.”

In 2018, UniCAR submitted four applications for CAR T-cell drug candidates as investigational new drugs (INDs) to China’s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA). UniCAR’s advanced CAR T2.0 technologies are designed to reduce the side effects of treatments and improve patient outcomes.

“The science and development in the cell and gene therapy space are rapidly evolving. Both UniCAR and Terumo BCT are at the forefront of this quickly changing landscape,” says Cindy Ng, Senior Vice President, Global Commercial, Terumo BCT. “Our collaboration has the potential to touch many patients’ lives.”

In addition to automating cell expansion manufacturing with the Quantum system, Terumo BCT continues to deliver high-levels of service to support its customer’s innovations. The Finia® Fill and Finish System, one of the company’s latest technology in development, is designed to automate the final step of cell processing which includes cooling, mixing and aliquoting doses of cell therapies. The company’s COBE® Spectra Apheresis System and Spectra Optia® Apheresis System are extensively used in the industry to collect high-quality white blood cells—the first step in CAR T-cell therapies.

About UniCAR
China-based UniCAR Therapy is a pioneer in the industry of cancer immunotherapy. The company collaborates with top-ranked hospitals specializing in hematological malignancies, including leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma. To date, more than 400 patients have benefitted from UniCAR’s immunotherapeutic products. The company holds more than 30 patents of CAR T-cell technology and is dedicated to the extended application of the next generation of CAR T-cell therapies with enhanced efficacy and safety profiles.

About Terumo BCT
Terumo BCT, a global leader in blood component, therapeutic apheresis and cellular therapy technologies, is the only company with the unique combination of apheresis collections, manual and automated whole blood processing, and pathogen reduction technologies. We believe in the potential of blood to do even more for patients than it does today. This belief inspires our innovation and strengthens our collaboration with customers.

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/36fcf676-d50a-4406-9f02-e11126302966

Media Contacts
Terumo BCT 
Bradley Hein 
+1.303.542.5396
press@terumobct.com

UniCAR Therapy
Kang Li Qing
+86 13162512992
liqing.kang@unicar-therapy.com

The Navigators Group, Inc. Announces Special Meeting of Stockholders to Be Held on November 16, 2018

STAMFORD Conn., Oct. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG) (“Navigators” or the “Company”) today announced that it has established a meeting date of November 16, 2018 for a special meeting (the “Special Meeting”) of stockholders of record as of October 10, 2018, to, among other things, consider and vote on a proposal to adopt the previously announced agreement and plan of merger, dated as of August 22, 2018, by and among Navigators, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. and Renato Acquisition Co. The Special Meeting will take place at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time at the Company’s office at 400 Atlantic Street, Stamford, Connecticut 06901.

Navigators’ stockholders as of the close of business on the record date for the Special Meeting will be entitled to receive notice of, and vote at, the Special Meeting.

Additional information about the Special Meeting is included in the preliminary proxy statement, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 20, 2018, and in the definitive proxy statement, which is expected to be mailed to stockholders of record in the coming days.

About Navigators

The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVG) (“Navigators” or the “Company”) is a global specialty insurance holding company. We provide customized insurance solutions designed to protect clients from the complex risks they face. For more than 40 years, Navigators has added value for policyholders—both in underwriting and in claims—through the depth and quality of our technical and industry expertise. Industries we serve include maritime, construction, energy, environmental, professional services and life sciences. Headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, Navigators has offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit navg.com.

About The Hartford

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: HIG) (“The Hartford”) operates through its subsidiaries under the brand name, The Hartford, and is headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut. The Hartford is a leader in property and casualty insurance, group benefits and mutual funds. With more than 200 years of expertise, The Hartford is widely recognized for its service excellence, sustainability practices, trust and integrity. More information on the company and its financial performance is available at https://www.thehartford.com.

Additional Information Regarding the Merger and Where to Find It

This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the securities of The Navigators Group, Inc. (the “Company”) or the solicitation of any vote or approval. This communication relates to the proposed merger involving the Company, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (“The Hartford”) and Renato Acquisition Co., whereby the Company will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Hartford (the “proposed merger”). The proposed merger will be submitted to the stockholders of the Company for their consideration at a special meeting of the stockholders. In connection therewith, the Company intends to file relevant materials with the SEC, including a definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A (the “definitive proxy statement”) which will be mailed or otherwise disseminated to the Company’s stockholders when it becomes available. The Company may also file other relevant documents with the SEC regarding the proposed merger. STOCKHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED OR TO BE FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE, BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED MERGER. Stockholders may obtain free copies of the definitive proxy statement, any amendments or supplements thereto and other documents containing important information about the Company, once such documents are filed with the SEC, through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov. Free copies of the definitive proxy statement and any other documents filed with the SEC can also be obtained on the Company’s website at www.navg.com under the heading “SEC Filings” within the “Investor Relations” section of the Company’s website or by contacting the Company’s Investor Relations Department at investorrelations@navg.com.

Certain Information Regarding Participants in the Solicitation

The Company and certain of its directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the proposed merger. Information regarding the Company’s directors and executive officers is contained in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, filed with the SEC on February 22, 2018, and its definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A for the 2018 annual meeting of stockholders, filed with the SEC on March 29, 2018, as modified or supplemented by any Form 3 or Form 4 filed with the SEC since the date of such definitive proxy statement. Additional information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitation and a description of their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be included in the definitive proxy statement and other relevant documents filed with the SEC regarding the proposed merger, if and when they become available. Free copies of these materials may be obtained as described in the preceding paragraph.

Forward Looking Statements

Certain information in this communication constitutes “forward-looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. They often include words such as “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “intends,” “plans,” “seeks” or words of similar meaning, or future or conditional verbs, such as “will,” “should,” “could,” “may,” “aims,” “intends,” or “projects.” However, the absence of these words or similar expressions does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. These statements may relate to risks or uncertainties associated with:

the satisfaction of the conditions precedent to the consummation of the proposed merger, including, without limitation, the timely receipt of stockholder and regulatory approvals (or any conditions, limitations or restrictions placed on such approvals);
unanticipated difficulties or expenditures relating to the proposed merger;
the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the merger agreement, including in circumstances which would require the Company to pay a termination fee or reimburse The Hartford for certain of its expenses;
legal proceedings, judgments or settlements, including those that may be instituted against the Company, its board of directors, executive officers and others following the announcement of the proposed merger;
disruptions of current plans and operations caused by the announcement and pendency of the proposed merger;
potential difficulties in employee retention due to the announcement and pendency of the proposed merger;
the response of customers, policyholders, brokers, service providers, business partners and regulators to the announcement of the proposed merger; and
other factors described in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017 filed with the SEC on February 22, 2018.

The Company can give no assurance that the expectations expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements contained herein will be attained. The forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this communication, and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements that speak only as of the date hereof.

Investors
Ciro M. DeFalco
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
cdefalco@navg.com
203-905-6343

Media
Courtney Oldrin
Head of Communications
coldrin@navg.com
203-905-6531

Constellation Brands Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2019 Results

VICTOR, N.Y., Oct. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a leading beverage alcohol company, reported today its second quarter fiscal 2019 results. A conference call to discuss the financial results and outlook will be hosted by Chief Executive Officer Rob Sands and Chief Financial Officer David Klein on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. (eastern). Visit cbrands.com/investors to locate information for joining the conference call, or a live, listen-only webcast of the conference call.

About Constellation Brands
Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a Fortune 500® company, is a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits with operations in the U.S., Mexico, New Zealand, Italy and Canada. Constellation is the No. 3 beer company in the U.S. with high-end, iconic imported brands such as Corona Extra, Corona Light, Modelo Especial, Modelo Negra and Pacifico. The company’s beer portfolio also includes Ballast Point, one of the most awarded craft brewers in the U.S., and Funky Buddha Brewery. In addition, Constellation is the world leader in premium wine, selling great brands that people love, including Robert Mondavi, Clos du Bois, Kim Crawford, Meiomi, Mark West, Black Box, Ruffino and The Prisoner. The company’s premium spirits brands include SVEDKA Vodka, Casa Noble Tequila and High West Whiskey.

Based in Victor, N.Y., the company believes that industry leadership involves a commitment to brand building, our trade partners, the environment, our investors and to consumers around the world who choose our products when celebrating big moments or enjoying quiet ones. Founded in 1945, Constellation has grown to become a significant player in the beverage alcohol industry with more than 100 brands in its portfolio; about 40 wineries, breweries and distilleries; and approximately 10,000 talented employees. We express our company vision: to elevate life with every glass raised. To learn more, follow us on Twitter @cbrands and visit www.cbrands.com.

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A PDF containing our Second Quarter Fiscal 2019 results and full financial tables is available at: http://resource.globenewswire.com/Resource/Download/fd403d20-240c-424b-b1d1-3aa3adc8e744