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Europe's largest food retailer, Carrefour, said it would buy back up to 500 million euros ($601 million) of its shares this year, reflecting confidence in the success of its turnaround plan following a strong first quarter. Carrefour, which last month agreed to buy Brazil's third-biggest food retailer Grupo BIG for about $1.3 billion, also maintained its financial and operational targets under its 'Carrefour 2022' strategic plan. "Our confidence in the success of our transformation plan, as well as in our ability to generate high cash flow, is further strengthened," Chairman and Chief Executive Alexandre Bompard said in a statement.
Amsterdam, 21 April 2021 – Heineken Holding N.V. (EURONEXT: HEIO; OTCQX: HKHHY) publishes its trading update today for the first quarter of 2021. KEY HIGHLIGHTS Beer volume stable organically Heineken® volume growth accelerated +12.1% Premium volume outperformed growing in the low-teensDeployment of EverGreen growth strategy on track Heineken Holding N.V. engages in no activities other than its participating interest in Heineken N.V. and the management or supervision of and provision of services to that company. FIRST QUARTER VOLUME Beer volume1 2(in mhl or %)1Q21Organic growth1Q20Consolidated beer volume50.3 0.0 %51.6 Heineken® volume1(in mhl or %)1Q21Organic growthHeineken N.V.10.5 12.1 % 1 Refer to the Definitions section for an explanation of organic growth and volume metrics. 2 2021 volume reflects the shift of malt-based, unfermented, non-alcoholic drinks from Beer- to Non-Beer Volume. Organic growth has been corrected. HEINEKEN's highest priority throughout the COVID-19 crisis has been and continues to be the health and safety of its people. HEINEKEN's teams have demonstrated great resilience and agility as the crisis prolongs and recovery levels vary market-to-market. HEINEKEN continues to support its employees, customers, suppliers and communities most impacted by the pandemic. For example, in the UK, HEINEKEN continues to support its customers financially and waived €19 million in rental payments last quarter. In Brazil, HEINEKEN joined the "Salvando Vidas" match-funding initiative of the Development Bank of Brazil (BNDES), to invest in 4 oxygen plants and aid more than 40 philanthropic hospitals with medical supplies in the fight against COVID-19. In March 2021 HEINEKEN began to lap the first round of severe lockdowns in March 2020. Beer volume in the first quarter was in line with last year, organically (2.1% below the first quarter of 2019). HEINEKEN delivered strong growth in the Africa, Middle East & Eastern Europe and Asia Pacific regions and modest growth in the Americas, offset by the decline in Europe where the on-trade remained largely closed throughout the quarter. At the start of April less than 30% of the on-trade in Europe was operating. HEINEKEN is bringing its EverGreen balanced growth strategy to life across the business, focusing on delivering superior and profitable top-line growth. HEINEKEN is amplifying its strong premium position to capture the growing opportunity of premiumisation. HEINEKEN is expanding its portfolio by stretching and moving beyond beer into products such as ciders, hard seltzers and other beverages to better serve consumers. HEINEKEN is shaping and strengthening its digital route to consumer. Heineken® brand The Heineken® brand had a strong performance, well ahead of the overall market, growing 12.1% in the quarter. Volume grew double-digits in more than 40 markets, including Brazil, South Africa, China, Vietnam, Nigeria, Colombia, Argentina, France, Poland and Laos. Heineken® 0.0 grew double-digits with strong momentum in Brazil, Mexico and the USA. Heineken® 0.0 is now available in 94 markets. On 19 April the brand launched the latest edition of its #SocialiseResponsibly campaign ‘WE’LL MEET AGAIN’. The campaign celebrates people's resilience and creativity over the last year and highlights how people found inventive ways to keep the spirit of ‘going out’ alive from the safety of their own homes. REPORTED NET PROFIT OF HEINEKEN N.V. The reported net profit of Heineken N.V. for the first three months of 2021 was €168 million (2020: €94 million; 2019: €299 million). The effect from lower on-trade volume in Europe was more than offset by the performance of other regions and continued cost mitigation efforts. BUSINESS OUTLOOK The outlook statements shared on 10 February 2021 remain unchanged. HEINEKEN's business continues to be significantly impacted by the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. HEINEKEN expects market conditions to gradually improve into the second part of the year, depending on the roll-out of vaccines. ENQUIRIES Media Heineken Holding N.V. Kees Jongsma E-mail: email@example.com tel. +31 6 54 79 82 53 Media Heineken N.V.InvestorsSarah BackhouseJosé Federico Castillo MartinezDirector of Global CommunicationDirector of Investor RelationsMichael FuchsJanine Ackermann / Robin AchtenCorporate & Financial Communication ManagerInvestor Relations Manager / Senior AnalystE-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgE-mail: email@example.comTel: +31-20-5239355Tel: +31-20-5239590 Editorial information: Heineken Holding N.V. engages in no activities other than its participating interest in Heineken N.V. and the management or supervision of and provision of services to that company.HEINEKEN is the world's most international brewer. It is the leading developer and marketer of premium beer and cider brands. Led by the Heineken® brand, the Group has a portfolio of more than 300 international, regional, local and specialty beers and ciders. HEINEKEN is committed to innovation, long-term brand investment, disciplined sales execution and focused cost management. Through "Brew a Better World", sustainability is embedded in the business. HEINEKEN has a well-balanced geographic footprint with leadership positions in both developed and developing markets. HEINEKEN employs over 80,000 employees and operates breweries, malteries, cider plants and other production facilities in more than 70 countries. Heineken Holding N.V. and Heineken N.V. shares trade on the Euronext in Amsterdam. Prices for the ordinary shares may be accessed on Bloomberg under the symbols HEIO NA and HEIA NA and on Reuters under HEIO.AS and HEIN.AS. HEINEKEN has two sponsored level 1 American Depositary Receipt (ADR) programmes: Heineken Holding N.V. (OTCQX: HKHHY) and Heineken N.V. (OTCQX: HEINY). Most recent information is available on the websites: www.HeinekenHolding.com and www.theHEINEKENcompany.com and follow HEINEKEN on Twitter via @HEINEKENCorp. Market Abuse RegulationThis press release contains inside information within the meaning of Article 7(1) of the EU Market Abuse Regulation. Disclaimer: This press release contains forward-looking statements with regard to the financial position and results of HEINEKEN's activities. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. Many of these risks and uncertainties relate to factors that are beyond HEINEKEN’s ability to control or estimate precisely, such as future market and economic conditions, developments in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and related government measures, the behaviour of other market participants, changes in consumer preferences, the ability to successfully integrate acquired businesses and achieve anticipated synergies, costs of raw materials, interest-rate and exchange-rate fluctuations, changes in tax rates, changes in law, change in pension costs, the actions of government regulators and weather conditions. These and other risk factors are detailed in HEINEKEN's publicly filed annual reports. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only of the date of this press release. HEINEKEN does not undertake any obligation to update these forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Market share estimates contained in this press release are based on outside sources, such as specialised research institutes, in combination with management estimates. Attachment Heineken Holding Q1 2021 Trading Update (21_04_2021).pdf
When Ghana received 50,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses from India last month, it hit a frustrating roadblock: it had not trained enough staff to distribute them. The country was still rolling out shots received in late February from the global vaccine-sharing scheme COVAX, and didn't have the capacity to expand that operation, according to the head of Ghana's immunisation programme. Rather than going straight into the arms of health workers, the additional doses were put in cold storage in the capital Accra, Kwame Amponsa-Achiano told Reuters, adding that his team had received two days' notice about the shipment.
On 4 March 2021, H+H International A/S (hereinafter referred to as “H+H” or “the Company”) initiated a share buy-back programme in compliance with Article 5 of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on Market Abuse and Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 1052/2016 of 8 March 2016 (the “Safe Harbour Regulation”). On 18 March 2021, the share buy-back programme was increased by DKK 15 million, thereby increasing the maximum aggregate purchase price of the shares to be bought back under the programme to DKK 115 million. The share buy-back programme is expected to be realised over a 12-month period, starting from 4 March 2021. Under the share buy-back programme, H+H may repurchase shares up to a maximum amount of DKK 115 million, and no more than 1,728,136 shares, corresponding to approximately 9.6 percent of the share capital of the Company. The following transactions were executed under the share buy-back programme from 14 April 2021 to 20 April 2021: No. of sharesAverage price (DKK)Total value (DKK)Accumulated, last announcement95,300 14,752,147.0014 April 20212,200167.19367,818.0015 April 20212,300168.21386,883.0016 April 20212,500172.33430,825.0019 April 20212,500171.50428,750.0020 April 20213,000166.64499,920.00Total12,500 2,114,196.00Accumulated under the programme107,800 16,866,343.00 Details of each transaction are included as an appendix to this announcement. Following these transactions, H+H holds 178,000 shares as treasury shares, corresponding to 0.99 percent of the Company’s total share capital. For further information please contact:Andreas HolkjærInvestor Relations and Treasury Manager +45 24 48 03 67aho@HplusH.com Attachments 415 - Transactions in connection with share buy-back programme 415 - Appendix - Specification - 14.04.2021 to 20.04.2021
Image 1 Map showing property geology. Source: Geoscience Atlas of Newfoundland and Labrador (https://gis.geosurv.gov.nl.ca). Image 2 Map showing location of Wings Shear Project in relation to other gold properties in the area. Source: Geoscience Atlas of Newfoundland and Labrador (https://gis.geosurv.gov.nl.ca). VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VALOREM RESOURCES INC. (the “Company” or “Valorem”) (CSE: VALU) (Frankfurt: 1XW1). Further to the Company's announcement on April 19, 2021 regarding the receipt of exploration permits for its Wing Pond (Shear) Gold Property, the Company is pleased to report that it will be commencing field exploration work shortly. Initial work will consist of geological mapping, prospecting and a preliminary till-sampling program, commissioned through Overburden Drilling Management of Nepean, Ontario. Exploration will commence this week in preparation for an inaugural drilling campaign later in the year. Mr. Tony Louie, CEO of the Company commented, “We are very excited to begin working in the Gander Gold camp. We are fully funded to compete this planned exploration campaign and look forward to getting started in the coming days.” The Wings Shear Property consists of 280 claim units covering 7,000 hectares. The property covers a 1 km untested and potentially gold-hosting trend, located 32 km northeast of the town of Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador and approximately 27 km east of Newfound Gold Inc.’s Queensway Project. The trend is hosted by the Wings Pond Shear Zone and historic sampling is reported with assay results up to 12.2 g/t Au from grab samples. There has been no previous drilling in this area. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/a2b68b2f-2418-4087-93e6-12e27762ed99 Highlights Regional-scale land package covering deep-seated structural zone, parallel to the structural trend underlying Newfound Gold’s Queensway Project.Greenfield project with drill targets identified.No prior drilling on the zone.Assays of grab samples of up to 12.2 g/t Au.The Wing’s Pond mineralized trend has been traced for a strike length of 1.0 km, and channel sampling at the main Wings Pond showing returned assays of up to 9.8 g/t Au over 1.0 metres.Additional gold mineralization was found associated with brecciated quartz veins within the clastic sedimentary Indian Bay-Big Pond Formation. This formation is exposed over a strike length of 14 km and is 1.2 km wide.Additional channel samples from the main Wings Pond showing assayed 1.49 g/t Au over 1.0 m and 0.92 g/t Au over 1.0 m. Note: Valorem has relied on information in assessment reports filed with the NL government, and from information in MODS (Mineral Occurrence Data System), published by the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Natural Resources. The surface grab samples described in this news release are selective in nature and are unlikely to represent average grades of the property. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/c756a61a-3cbe-4b9b-a3b9-015fc7d64848 Qualified Person: Dr. Stephen Amor, PhD, PGeo, technical advisor to the Company, is the Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 who has reviewed and approved the technical data in this news release. About Valorem Resources Inc. Valorem explores and develops precious metal properties in the Americas. For further details and maps, please see: https://valoremresources.com/ ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD - Valorem Resources Inc. Tony Louie, Interim CEO and Director Email: firstname.lastname@example.org This news release includes certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking statements”. All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, including the likelihood of commercial mining and possible future financings are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include unsuccessful exploration results, changes in metals prices, changes in the availability of funding for mineral exploration, unanticipated changes in key management personnel and general economic conditions. Mining is an inherently risky business. Accordingly, the actual events may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. For more information on the Company and the risks and challenges of its business, investors should review the Company's annual filings which are available at www.sedar.com.
Amsterdam, 21 April 2021 – Heineken N.V. (EURONEXT: HEIA; OTCQX: HEINY) publishes its trading update today for the first quarter of 2021. KEY HIGHLIGHTS Beer volume stable organically Heineken® volume growth accelerated +12.1% Premium volume outperformed growing in the low-teensDeployment of EverGreen growth strategy on track Dolf van den Brink, Chairman of the Executive Board / CEO, commented: "We had a solid start to the year, despite facing severe restrictions across many markets and the closure of the on-trade in Europe due to the pandemic. Overall beer volume was in line with last year, with strong growth in Africa, Middle East & Eastern Europe and Asia Pacific and modest growth in the Americas. The Heineken® brand had a stellar performance, up 12.1%, with double-digit growth in more than 40 countries. I am proud of our employees' relentless resilience and agility in responding to the ongoing volatility. We are making great strides in the deployment of our EverGreen growth strategy on all fronts. Most recently, we announced our ambition to become carbon neutral by 2040." FIRST QUARTER VOLUME Beer volume1 2(in mhl or %)1Q21 Organic growth1Q20Heineken N.V.50.3 0.0 %51.6 Africa, Middle East & Eastern Europe9.4 9.9 %9.4 Americas19.4 0.8 %19.3 Asia Pacific7.7 5.4 %7.4 Europe13.8 -9.7 %15.4 Heineken® volume1(in mhl or %)1Q21Organic growthHeineken N.V.10.5 12.1 %Africa, Middle East & Eastern Europe1.6 22.4 %Americas4.4 17.5 %Asia Pacific1.8 21.8 %Europe2.8 -4.6 % 1 Refer to the Definitions section for an explanation of organic growth and volume metrics. 2 2021 volume reflects the shift of malt-based, unfermented, non-alcoholic drinks from Beer- to Non-Beer Volume. Organic growth has been corrected. Our highest priority throughout the COVID-19 crisis has been and continues to be the health and safety of our people. Our teams have demonstrated great resilience and agility as the crisis prolongs and recovery levels vary market-to-market. We continue to support our employees, customers, suppliers and communities most impacted by the pandemic. For example, in the UK, we continue to support our customers financially and waived €19 million in rental payments last quarter. In Brazil, we joined the "Salvando Vidas" match-funding initiative of the Development Bank of Brazil (BNDES), to invest in 4 oxygen plants and aid more than 40 philanthropic hospitals with medical supplies in the fight against COVID-19. In March 2021 we began to lap the first round of severe lockdowns in March 2020. Beer volume in the first quarter was in line with last year, organically (2.1% below the first quarter of 2019). We delivered strong growth in the Africa, Middle East & Eastern Europe and Asia Pacific regions and modest growth in the Americas, offset by the decline in Europe where the on-trade remained largely closed throughout the quarter. At the start of April less than 30% of the on-trade in Europe was operating. We are bringing our EverGreen balanced growth strategy to life across the business, focusing on delivering superior and profitable top-line growth. We are amplifying our strong premium position to capture the growing opportunity of premiumisation. We are expanding our portfolio by stretching and moving beyond beer into products such as ciders, hard seltzers and other beverages to better serve consumers. We are shaping and strengthening our digital route to consumer. Throughout our volume update below we share some of the most relevant developments. Heineken® brand The Heineken® brand had a strong performance, well ahead of the overall market, growing 12.1% in the quarter. Volume grew double-digits in more than 40 markets, including Brazil, South Africa, China, Vietnam, Nigeria, Colombia, Argentina, France, Poland and Laos. Heineken® 0.0 grew double-digits with strong momentum in Brazil, Mexico and the USA. Heineken® 0.0 is now available in 94 markets. On 19 April the brand launched the latest edition of its #SocialiseResponsibly campaign ‘WE’LL MEET AGAIN’. The campaign celebrates people's resilience and creativity over the last year and highlights how people found inventive ways to keep the spirit of ‘going out’ alive from the safety of their own homes. Africa, Middle East & Eastern Europe Beer volume increased organically by 9.9% with most markets contributing, with a particular strong performance in Nigeria and South Africa. Our premium portfolio grew by double-digits, driven by Heineken®. In Nigeria, total volume grew in the mid-teens, held back by supply constraints. The premium portfolio grew by more than forty percent, led by Heineken® and Tiger. The low- and non-alcoholic portfolio grew more than thirty percent, led by Maltina. In South Africa, total volume grew in the high-twenties, benefiting from low end-year stocks and the increased output of our Sedibeng brewery after completion of the expansion projects. Alcohol bans were in place during January and over Easter weekend.In Russia, beer volume increased in the mid-teens following a destocking last year. The premium portfolio grew in the mid-thirties, led by Dr Diesel. In Ethiopia, beer volume grew by a mid-single-digit, ahead of the market, led by the strong double-digit growth of our premium portfolio, mainly Bedele Special.In Egypt, total volume declined in the high-teens, driven by significantly lower international tourism and a recent price increase on non-alcoholic beverages. Americas Beer volume increased organically by 0.8% in the quarter due to the growth from Mexico, the USA, Peru, Ecuador and Panama and offset by the decline in Brazil. Our premium portfolio grew by double-digits, led by Heineken® and Amstel Ultra. In Mexico, beer volume grew by a low-single-digit, held back by continued COVID-19 restrictions at the beginning of the year. The premium and non-alcoholic portfolios grew by double-digits, led by Amstel Ultra and Heineken® 0.0. We launched Amstel Ultra Seltzer in January 2021. In Brazil, beer volume declined by a mid-single-digit. We continue to operate at maximum capacity, as the premium and mainstream portfolios that use more capacity continued to outperform with double-digit growth. Heineken® grew close to twenty percent, along with continued growth from Devassa and Amstel. The economy portfolio declined in the mid-twenties and non-beer volume declined in the forties. On 24 February 2021, HEINEKEN, The Coca-Cola Company and the Coca-Cola System in Brazil announced the redesign of their long-standing distribution partnership.In the USA, beer volume increased by a low-single-digit. Heineken® grew by a mid-single-digit driven by growth in Heineken® Original and double-digit growth of Heineken® 0.0. Lagunitas declined by a mid-single digit, impacted by on-trade closures at the start of the year. We introduced AriZona SunRise Hard Seltzer during the quarter. Asia Pacific Beer volume increased organically by 5.4%, driven by the double-digit growth of Vietnam, Singapore, Laos, Taiwan and South Korea. This was partially offset by the decline in Cambodia and the restructuring of our business in the Philippines. The premium portfolio increased double-digits, driven by Vietnam. In Vietnam, beer volume grew in the mid-teens, in line with the market and consolidating our market leader position. Heineken® Silver more than doubled its volume, driving the growth of our premium portfolio.In Cambodia, beer volume declined in the mid-twenties due to the challenging economic conditions and a national lockdown implemented for the first time in March. In Malaysia, beer volume increased by a low-single-digit, driven by a strong recovery in March relative to last year when the government Movement Control Order required us to fully suspend operations. In Indonesia, beer volume declined by a mid-single-digit, driven by the continued on-trade restrictions and lack of international tourism in Bali. In China, Heineken® grew by strong double-digits, driven by Heineken® Silver, and the roll-out throughout China Resources Beer’s market-leading route-to-market. Europe Beer volume declined organically by 9.7%, driven by a decline of around two thirds in the on-trade as lockdowns were in place throughout the entire quarter. The off-trade grew in the low-teens, with continued market share momentum in most markets. Third-party volume declined by 60.7% as wholesale operations continued to be impacted by outlet closures. The premium portfolio continued to outperform in the off-trade. In the UK, total volume was down around thirty percent due to on-trade volume close to zero. The off-trade grew ahead of the market in the low-thirties, driven by Heineken®, Strongbow, and Birra Moretti. Pub gardens began to reopen mid-April.In France, beer volume increased by a low-single-digit. The growth in the off-trade was ahead of the market and more than offset the decline of around ninety percent in the on-trade. The premium portfolio grew by a high-single-digit driven by Desperados. In Spain, beer volume declined in the low-teens, driven by a decline in the on-trade in the high-twenties. The off-trade grew by a mid-single-digit, ahead of the market, led by Heineken®, El Águila and Desperados.In Italy, beer volume increased by a mid-single-digit, with growth in the low-teens in the off-trade more than offsetting a decline in the mid-teens in the on-trade. The premium portfolio grew in the low-teens, driven by the strong performance of Ichnusa and Messina. In Poland, beer volume declined by a high-single-digit, driven by the economy segment. The premium portfolio grew by double-digits, driven by the strong growth of Heineken® and Desperados.In the Netherlands, beer volume was down in the low-twenties as the growth in the off-trade only partially offset the over eighty percent decline in on-trade volume. We launched Birra Moretti in March. Beerwulf, our direct-to-consumer platform in Europe, continued its strong momentum and more than doubled its revenue in the quarter.On 15 March 2021, HEINEKEN announced the launch of Pure Piraña in Europe. The hard seltzer will be available soon in Austria, Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain, with other markets joining this year. EVERGREEN HIGHLIGHTS On 10 February 2021, we introduced our new company strategy EverGreen. EverGreen builds on our unique strengths to ensure we emerge stronger from the COVID-19 crisis, deliver superior and profitable growth in a fast-changing world, with consumers and customers at the forefront of everything we do. In addition to the relevant developments on the growth component of EverGreen included in our volume performance, further relevant highlights of EverGreen are included below. We have started to deploy our productivity improvement programme. In particular, the organisational redesign of the head-office became effective on 1 April this year. The programme will continuously develop productivity initiatives and cultivate a cost-conscious culture. We reached an important milestone in our digital transformation. In April we executed the first transactions on our new standardised transactional finance backbone for Europe in two operating companies. The roll-out to the rest of Europe will continue until the end of 2022. As part of EverGreen, we are raising the bar with our Brew a Better World 2030 ambitions on environmental sustainability, social sustainability and responsible consumption of alcohol. For example, we announced a new ambition to decarbonise our own production by 2030 and full value chain by 2040. All our production sites will become carbon neutral by maximising energy efficiency and renewable energy use by 2030. For more details, please refer to our press release of 15 April 2021. This is the first in a series of refreshed Brew a Better World 2030 ambitions, with more to come shortly. REPORTED NET PROFIT The reported net profit for the first three months of 2021 was €168 million (2020: €94 million; 2019: €299 million). The effect from lower on-trade volume in Europe was more than offset by the performance of other regions and continued cost mitigation efforts. BUSINESS OUTLOOK The outlook statements shared on 10 February 2021 remain unchanged. Our business continues to be significantly impacted by the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. We expect market conditions to gradually improve into the second part of the year, depending on the roll-out of vaccines. TRANSLATIONAL CURRENCY CALCULATED IMPACT Based on the impact to date, and applying spot rates of 19 April 2021 to the 2020 financial results as a baseline for the remainder of the year, we calculate a negative currency translational impact of approximately €570 million in net revenue (beia), €100 million at operating profit (beia) and €50 million at net profit (beia). ENQUIRIES MediaInvestorsSarah BackhouseJosé Federico Castillo MartinezDirector of Global CommunicationDirector of Investor RelationsMichael FuchsJanine Ackermann / Robin AchtenCorporate & Financial Communication ManagerInvestor Relations Manager / Senior AnalystE-mail: email@example.comE-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgTel: +31-20-5239355Tel: +31-20-5239590 Editorial information: HEINEKEN is the world's most international brewer. It is the leading developer and marketer of premium beer and cider brands. Led by the Heineken® brand, the Group has a portfolio of more than 300 international, regional, local and specialty beers and ciders. HEINEKEN is committed to innovation, long-term brand investment, disciplined sales execution and focused cost management. Through "Brew a Better World", sustainability is embedded in the business. HEINEKEN has a well-balanced geographic footprint with leadership positions in both developed and developing markets. It employs over 80,000 employees and operates breweries, malteries, cider plants and other production facilities in more than 70 countries. Heineken N.V. and Heineken Holding N.V. shares trade on the Euronext in Amsterdam. Prices for the ordinary shares may be accessed on Bloomberg under the symbols HEIA NA and HEIO NA and on Reuters under HEIN.AS and HEIO.AS. HEINEKEN has two sponsored level 1 American Depositary Receipt (ADR) programmes: Heineken N.V. (OTCQX: HEINY) and Heineken Holding N.V. (OTCQX: HKHHY). Most recent information is available on HEINEKEN's website: www.theHEINEKENcompany.com. Follow us on Twitter via @HEINEKENCorp. Market Abuse Regulation This press release contains inside information within the meaning of Article 7(1) of the EU Market Abuse Regulation. Disclaimer: This press release contains forward-looking statements with regard to the financial position and results of HEINEKEN's activities. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. Many of these risks and uncertainties relate to factors that are beyond HEINEKEN’s ability to control or estimate precisely, such as future market and economic conditions, developments in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and related government measures, the behaviour of other market participants, changes in consumer preferences, the ability to successfully integrate acquired businesses and achieve anticipated synergies, costs of raw materials, interest-rate and exchange-rate fluctuations, changes in tax rates, changes in law, change in pension costs, the actions of government regulators and weather conditions. These and other risk factors are detailed in HEINEKEN's publicly filed annual reports. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only of the date of this press release. HEINEKEN does not undertake any obligation to update these forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Market share estimates contained in this press release are based on outside sources, such as specialised research institutes, in combination with management estimates. Attachment Heineken NV Q1 2021 Trading Update (21_04_2021).pdf
Plus500, a leading technology platform for trading Contracts for Difference ("CFDs") internationally, today announces that it has conditionally agreed to acquire all of the membership interests of Cunningham Commodities LLC. ("Cunningham"), a regulated Futures Commission Merchant ("FCM"), and Cunningham Trading Systems LLC. ("CTS"), a technology trading platform provider, operating in the futures and options on futures market in the US (together "the Acquisition").
TORONTO, April 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Galantas Gold Corporation (“Galantas” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce an amendment to the proposed Private Placement that will provide for the financing to bring the Galantas Gold Mine in Omagh, Northern Ireland, into full production. Strong demand has been received for the Private Placement, which was detailed in a press release dated April 19, 2021 and this has resulted in a potential over-subscription. The Private Placement maximum (previously a maximum of 22 million “Units” at C$0.30 per Unit (the “Offering Price”), where each Unit comprises one common share and one warrant, has been increased to a maximum of 26,666,667 Units. The minimum gross proceeds expected to be raised remain as C$5,100,000, with maximum gross proceeds of C$8,000,000 (previously C$6,600,000). Each warrant will be exercisable into one additional share at an exercise price of C$0.40 for 24 months from the closing date of the placement. There will be a 4-month hold period on the trading of securities issued in connection with this offering. The net funds raised will be mainly used for bringing the Galantas Gold Mine into full commercial production and for exploration to expand the high-grade gold resources. An increase in the maximum gross proceeds will permit the planned exploration program to be accelerated. Neither 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. Information communicated within this announcement is deemed to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulations (EU) No. 596/2014 which is part of UK law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. Upon the publication of this announcement, this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain. EnquiriesGalantas Gold CorporationRoland Phelps CEng – President & CEOEmail: email@example.comWebsite: www.galantas.comTelephone: +44 (0) 2882 241100 Grant Thornton UK LLP (AIM Nomad)Philip Secrett, Harrison ClarkeTelephone: +44(0)20 7383 5100 Panmure Gordon & Co (AIM Broker & Corporate Adviser)Nick Lovering, Hugh RichTelephone: +44(0)20 7886 2500
LONDON and RALEIGH, N.C., April 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Verona Pharma plc (Nasdaq: VRNA) (“Verona Pharma”), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on respiratory diseases, announces that it will report its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2021 on Thursday, April 29, 2021 and host an investment community conference call at 9:00 a.m. EDT / 2:00 p.m. BST to discuss these financial results and provide a corporate update. To participate, please dial one of the following numbers and reference conference ID 7429971: +1-888-317-6003 for callers in the United States+1-412-317-6061 for international callers A live webcast will be available on the Events and Presentations link on the Investors page of the Company’s website, www.veronapharma.com, and the audio replay will be available for 90 days. For further information please contact: Verona Pharma plcUS Tel: +1-833-417-0262UK Tel: +44 (0)203 283 4200Victoria Stewart, Director of Communicationsinfo@veronapharma.com Argot Partners(US Investor Enquiries)Tel: +firstname.lastname@example.orgKimberly Minarovich / Michael Barron Optimum Strategic Communications(International Media and European Investor Enquiries)Tel: +44 (0)203 950 email@example.comMary Clark / Eva Haas / Shabnam Bashir About Verona Pharma Verona Pharma is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative therapies for the treatment of respiratory diseases with significant unmet medical needs. If successfully developed and approved, Verona Pharma’s product candidate, ensifentrine, has the potential to be the first therapy for the treatment of respiratory diseases that combines bronchodilator and anti-inflammatory activities in one compound. The Company is evaluating nebulized ensifentrine in its Phase 3 clinical program ENHANCE (“Ensifentrine as a Novel inHAled Nebulized COPD thErapy”) for COPD maintenance treatment. Two additional formulations of ensifentrine are currently in Phase 2 development for the treatment of COPD: dry powder inhaler (“DPI”) and pressurized metered-dose inhaler (“pMDI”). Ensifentrine is being evaluated in a pilot clinical study in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 and has potential applications in cystic fibrosis, asthma and other respiratory diseases. For more information, please visit www.veronapharma.com.
PARIS, April 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Quantum Genomics (Euronext Growth - FR0011648971 - ALQGC), a biopharmaceutical company specializing in developing a new drug class that directly targets the brain to treat difficult-to-treat and resistant hypertension and heart failure, will present top-line results from its QUORUM study of firibastat in heart failure post myocardial infarction at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) meeting in August 2021. These results will also be published in a peer-review journal. QUORUM (QUantum Genomics QCG001 Or Ramipril after acUte Myocardial infarction to prevent left ventricular dysfunction) is a multi-center, multinational, randomized, double- blind, active-controlled trial with three parallel groups (firibastat 100 mg BID, firibastat 500 mg BID and ramipril 5 mg BID) in subjects within 72 hours after Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) who have been treated with primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI). 295 subjects have been enrolled in the trial in 35 hospitals located in 7 European countries (France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Spain and UK). “The study is a major cornerstone in the development of firibastat, a first-in-class of the new Brain Aminopeptidase inhibitors that may become a breakthrough therapy in heart failure,” said Jean-Philippe MILON, chief executive officer of Quantum-Genomics. The aim of the study is to assess the efficacy and the safety of firibastat compared to ramipril. The primary endpoint is the change from baseline in Left Ventricle Ejection Fraction (LVEF) assessed by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (CMR) after a three-month treatment. Other endpoints include cardiac events, functional status, safety and change in heart failure biomarkers. No major safety issue occurred during the trial as confirmed by two successive reviews from the Independent Data Monitoring Committee. Most of the serious adverse events were related to disease (AMI) complications. Dr. Gilles Montalescot, lead investigator of the QUORUM trial commented: “We are pleased to present the results of the QUORUM study in August. This trial is the first head-to-head versus an Angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitor (ACE inhibitor) study conducted in many years and the largest of this type ever conducted in post myocardial infarction patients, assessing LVEF by CMR.” The European Society Congress will be held virtually from August 27th to August 30th, 2021. About Quantum Genomics Quantum Genomics is a biopharmaceutical company specializing in the development of a new class of cardiovascular medications based on brain aminopeptidase A inhibition (BAPAI). Quantum Genomics is the only company in the world exploring this innovative approach that directly targets the brain. The company relies on 20 years of academic research from the Paris-Descartes University and the laboratory directed by Dr. Catherine Llorens-Cortes at the Collège de France (French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM)/ the Scientific Centre for National Research (CNRS)). The goal of Quantum Genomics is to develop innovative treatments for complicated, or even resistant, cases of hypertension (around 30% of patients have poor control of their condition or receive ineffective treatment) and for heart failure (one in two patients diagnosed with severe heart failure dies within five years). Based in Paris and New York, Quantum Genomics is listed on the Euronext Growth exchange in Paris (FR0011648971- ALQGC) and trades on the OTCQX Best Market in the United States (symbol: QNNTF). For more information, please visit www.quantum-genomics.com, or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn Contact Quantum Genomics Contact@quantum-genomics.fr So Bang (Europe) Financial and Media communicationQuantumfirstname.lastname@example.org LifeSci (USA) Mike TattoryMedia Relations and Scientific Communications+1 (609) 802-6265 | email@example.com
THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION IN OR INTO AUSTRALIA, CANADA, ITALY, DENMARK, JAPAN, THE UNITED STATES, OR TO ANY NATIONAL OF SUCH JURISDICTIONS NBPE Publishes 2020 Annual Results 21 April 2021 NB Private Equity Partners Limited (“NBPE” or the “Company”), a closed-end private equity investment company, today releases its 2020 Annual Financial Report and Consolidated Financial Statements. The report is available on NBPE’s website at www.nbprivateequitypartners.com. During 2020, NBPE had a number of highly positive developments across a number of key metrics: significant NAV growth of 21.4% on a total return basis, a high level of portfolio realisations at meaningful valuation uplifts and resilient aggregate underlying portfolio company performance. Peter von Lehe, Head of Investment Solutions and Strategy, Managing Director, Neuberger Berman commented: “2020 was a very successful year for NBPE. The portfolio performed well through a turbulent and rapidly changing economic backdrop, delivering a gross portfolio IRR of 21.3% over the year, illustrating the quality of the companies in the portfolio as well as the tactical positioning and portfolio construction that has been implemented.” 2020 Highlights NAV Performance Significant growth in NAV per Share and strong total return performance during 2020 USD Total Return NAV Growth of 21.4%1NAV per Share of $22.49 as of 31 December 2020, up $3.38 per share from 31 December 2019$0.58 per share of dividends paid Portfolio Positioning and Performance Direct equity investments generated a gross IRR of 23.1% during 2020 (total portfolio gross IRR was 21.3%)Robust underlying portfolio company growth: 31 December 2020 LTM revenue and EBITDA growth of 6.2% and 6.1%, respectively2 Revenue growth led by financial services, industrials and healthcareEBITDA growth led by financial services, healthcare and technology, media and telecommunications Portfolio Realisations & Uplift Record level of distributions from direct equity: approximately $165 million of realisations from direct equity investments consisting of $121 million from five full/final exits and $44 million of partial realisations NBPE’s five full/final exits generated a 2.9x gross multiple of capital and robust uplift of 30% relative to carrying value three quarters prior3 Total portfolio generated $199 million of realisations, or 18% of opening portfolio value New Investment Activity $132 million of invested capital during 2020 $73 million invested in six new direct equity investments$53 million invested through NB Programs$6 million of follow-ons to existing investments Portfolio Valuation The value of NBPE’s private equity portfolio as of 31 December 2020 was based on the following information4: 100% of the private equity fair value was valued as of 31 December 2020 88% in private direct investments12% in public securities Outlook NBPE’s strong portfolio momentum has continued into 2021 with seven full or partial exits in process, all of which have been announced but not all of which have yet closed. In aggregate, these seven investments alone are expected to result in a NAV uplift of approximately $140 million relative to 31 December 2020 valuations. The 31 March 2021 monthly NAV estimate will be published later this week and will incorporate a proportion of this uplift for these investments, with the remaining uplift included when appropriate under NBPE’s valuation policy. In addition to these seven pending events, NBPE’s portfolio remains well-positioned where further exits and uplift events are possible during 2021.5 Statement of Director Responsibility The directors confirmed that to the best of their knowledge: The consolidated financial statements, prepared in conformity with U.S. GAAP, give a true and fair view of the assets, liabilities, financial position and profit or loss of the Company and the undertakings included in the consolidation taken as a whole as required by the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules (“DTR”) 4.1.12R and are in compliance with the requirements set out in the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008; and The Annual Financial Report includes a fair review of the information required by DTR 4.1.8R and DTR 4.1.11R of the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules, which provides an indication of important events that have occurred since the end of the financial year and the likely future development of the Company and a description of principal risks and uncertainties during the year. The directors consider the Annual Financial Report and Consolidated Financial Statements, taken as a whole, is fair, balanced and understandable and provides the information necessary for shareholders to assess the Company’s position and performance, business model and strategy. Investor Call NBPE will host an investor update webinar on 22 April 2020 at 14.00 BST / 15.00 CEST / 9.00 EDT to discuss 2020 annual results and provide initial guidance on 2021 activities, which will include meaningful valuation uplift and cash realisations to NBPE as a result of announced and signed transactions. The call can be accessed via the Zoom call details below:Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:Please click this URL to join. https://nb.zoom.us/s/93232391044Webinar ID: 932 3239 1044Passcode: 962751 Or join by phone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): United Kingdom: 0131 460 1196 or 0203 481 5237 US: +1 646 518 9805 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 669 900 683 Hong Kong SAR: +852 3012 6283 or +852 5803 3730 or +852 5803 Japan: +81 363 628 317 China: +86 10 5387 6330 or +86 10 8783 3177 Webinar ID: 932 3239 1044 Passcode: 962751 For further information, please contact: NBPE Investor Relations +1 214 647 9593 Kaso Legg Communications +44 (0)20 3603 2803Charles Gorman About NB Private Equity Partners LimitedNBPE invests in direct private equity investments alongside market leading private equity firms globally. NB Alternatives Advisers LLC (the “Investment Manager”), an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Neuberger Berman Group LLC, is responsible for sourcing, execution and management of NBPE. The vast majority of direct investments are made with no management fee / no carried interest payable to third-party GPs, offering greater fee efficiency than other listed private equity companies. NBPE seeks capital appreciation through growth in net asset value over time while paying a bi-annual dividend. LEI number: 213800UJH93NH8IOFQ77 About Neuberger BermanNeuberger Berman, founded in 1939, is a private, independent, employee-owned investment manager. The firm manages a range of strategies—including equity, fixed income, quantitative and multi-asset class, private equity, real estate and hedge funds—on behalf of institutions, advisors and individual investors globally. With offices in 25 countries, Neuberger Berman’s diverse team has over 2,300 professionals. For seven consecutive years, the company has been named first or second in Pensions & Investments Best Places to Work in Money Management survey (among those with 1,000 employees or more). In 2020, the PRI named Neuberger Berman a Leader, a designation awarded to fewer than 1% of investment firms for excellence in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The PRI also awarded Neuberger Berman an A+ in every eligible category for our approach to ESG integration across asset classes. The firm manages $429 billion in client assets as of March 31, 2021. For more information, please visit our website at www.nb.com. This press release appears as a matter of record only and does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase any security. NBPE is established as a closed-end investment company domiciled in Guernsey. NBPE has received the necessary consent of the Guernsey Financial Services Commission. The value of investments may fluctuate. Results achieved in the past are no guarantee of future results. This document is not intended to constitute legal, tax or accounting advice or investment recommendations. Prospective investors are advised to seek expert legal, financial, tax and other professional advice before making any investment decision. Statements contained in this document that are not historical facts are based on current expectations, estimates, projections, opinions and beliefs of NBPE's investment manager. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, and undue reliance should not be placed thereon. Additionally, this document contains "forward-looking statements." Actual events or results or the actual performance of NBPE may differ materially from those reflected or contemplated in such targets or forward-looking statements. 1 Assumes re-investment of dividends on the ex-dividend date.2 Refer to page 19 of the Annual Financial Report for overview of methodology.3 Gross multiple includes the exit of Evoqua through multiple share sale transactions; however, this is excluded from the uplift.4 Please refer to the valuation methodology section of the monthly report for a description of the Manager’s valuation methodology. 5 Transactions are announced but not yet closed; no assurances can be given that the transactions ultimately close or the uplift stated above occurs. Attachment NBPE Q4 2020 Quarterly Report vF
ENENTO GROUP PLC, STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE ON 21 APRIL 2021 AT 9.00 A.M. EEST Enento Group’s CEO Jukka Ruuska leaves the company Enento Group Plc’s CEO Jukka Ruuska has given notice of his resignation from the company. The Group’s Board of Directors will start the recruiting process of a new CEO immediately. Jukka Ruuska will continue in his position until his successor will start, however no later than 31 October 2021. “After nearly a decade as CEO, it’s time for personal renewal and time to move towards new. It has been a great opportunity to develop Asiakastieto to Enento Group together with great Enento employees committed to business development. I am proud of the results we have achieved and would like to thank all my excellent colleagues. Meeting customers is one of the best parts of this work and I want to express my gratitude to our customers for the opportunity for a real dialogue”, says Jukka Ruuska, CEO of the Enento Group. “I would like to thank Jukka for his significant contribution in developing Enento Group. During his tenure as CEO, the Group's net sales has increased by more than 350%. In addition to that the Group, which has been changing from Asiakastieto to Enento, has evolved into a leading information service provider in the Nordics. Since the listing on the stock exchange in 2015, the Group’s Total Shareholder Return has risen to 166% and annualized return to 17,5 %”, states Patrick Lapveteläinen, Enento Group’s Chairman of the Board. ENENTO GROUP PLC For further information: Patrick LapveteläinenChairman of the Board of DirectorsTel. +358 10 516 0007 Distribution: Nasdaq HelsinkiMajor media enento.com/investors Enento Group is a Nordic knowledge company powering society with intelligence since 1905. We collect and transform data into intelligence and knowledge used in interactions between people, businesses and societies. Our digital services, data and information empower companies and consumers in their daily digital decision processes, as well as financial processes and sales and marketing processes. Approximately 425 people are working for Enento Group in Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark. The Group’s net sales for 2020 was 151,3 MEUR. Enento Group is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki with the trading code ENENTO.
KN invites shareholders, investors, analysts and other stakeholders to join its investor conference webinar scheduled on the April 30th of 2021 at 9.00 am (EET). The presentation will be held in English. The webinar will be hosted by KN Chief Executive Officer Darius Šilenskis and Chief Financial Officer Jonas Lenkšas who will introduce the performance and unaudited financial results of KN for the three months of 2021. After the presentation investors are welcome to ask questions. Due to limited webinar time, we encourage participants to send their questions before the webinar until July 28th to firstname.lastname@example.org How to join the webinar?To join the webinar, please register via following link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7211612518603224845 You will be provided with the webinar link and instructions how to join successfully. When joining the webinar for the first time, you will be asked to download the plug-in which will take only few seconds. In case plug-in can't be downloaded, a web browser which enables attending the webinar, opens automatically. The webinar will be recorded and available online for everyone at the company’s website on www.kn.lt and on Nasdaq Baltic youtube.com account. What is a corporate webinar?A corporate webinar is a virtual conference, during which company’s representatives provide information about the company and its performance. Webinar allows interactive communication and a possibility to ask questions and get answers directly from the company while being located anywhere. Jonas Lenkšas, Chief Financial Officer, +370 694 80594.
Issuer: Scatec ASA Ex. date: 21 April 2021 Dividend amount: 1.09 Announced currency: NOK This information is published in accordance with the requirements of the Continuing Obligations. For further information, please contact: Ingrid Aarsnes, VP Communication & IR, email: email@example.com About Scatec ASA: Scatec is a leading renewable power producer, delivering affordable and clean energy worldwide. As a long- term player, Scatec develops, builds, owns and operates solar, wind and hydro power plants and storage solutions. In the first half of 2021, Scatec will have a total of 3.3 GW in operation on four continents and more than 500 employees. The company is targeting 15 GW capacity in operation or under construction by the end of 2025. Scatec is headquartered in Oslo, Norway and listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol 'SCATC'. To learn more, visit www.scatec.com, or connect with us on Linkedin. This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to Section 5-12 the Norwegian Securities Trading Act
Last April, at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen added Europe to a global effort to ensure equitable access to a vaccine, which she said would be deployed "to every single corner of the world." A year after its launch, Europe and the rest of the world have yet to donate a single dose through the vaccine scheme, which is part of an unprecedented effort to distribute vaccines, tests and drugs to fight the pandemic. Diplomats say Europe's ambivalence stemmed partly from short supplies and a slack start to the global campaign, but also from concerns that the EU's efforts would go unnoticed in a vaccine diplomacy war where highly publicised promises from China and Russia were winning ground, even in its own backyard.
British newspapers hailed a "defeat over greed" and a victory for fans on Wednesday after all six English clubs withdrew from the European Super League, leaving the controversial project in tatters.
Australian football must tackle changes to allow stars to feature in A-League finals and also play for the Socceroos, Adelaide United frontman Tomi Juric says.Socceroos squad members face the prospect of missing this season's A-League finals amid Australia's World Cup qualifiers resuming in June.
Ben Askren has addressed accusations his bout against Jake Paul was 'rigged'.
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has signed a law allowing reservists to be called up for military service without announcing mobilization, his office said on Wednesday. Approved by parliament late in March, the measure makes it possible to significantly boost the armed forces, amid escalation of tension with Russia in eastern Ukraine. "This will make it possible to quickly equip the military units of all defence forces with reservists, thereby significantly increasing their combat effectiveness during military aggression," the office said.