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- Re-election of Chairman and all Board members 

- Tenth consecutive dividend increase approved 

- Board and EC compensation approved

ZURICH -Friday 3 May 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The shareholders re-elected Peter Voser as member and Chairman of the Board. Jacob Wallenberg, Matti Alahuhta, Gunnar Brock, David Constable, Frederico Fleury Curado, Lars Förberg, Jennifer Xin-Zhe Li, Geraldine Matchett, David Meline and Satish Pai were re-elected for another term.

The shareholders supported a tenth consecutive dividend increase to CHF 0.80 per share, up from CHF 0.78 last year. The dividend payment in Switzerland is planned for May 8, 2019. The shareholders also approved the management report, the consolidated financial statements and the annual financial statements for 2018.

Furthermore, shareholders approved in a binding vote the maximum aggregate compensation of the Board of Directors for the 2019–2020 ... Read more »

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 KCI is a Leading Global Medical Technology Company Focused on Advanced Wound Care and Specialty Surgical Applications


SAN ANTONIO & NEW YORK -Friday 3 May 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- A consortium comprised of funds advised by Apax Partners (the "Apax Funds”), together with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board ("CPPIB") and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board ("PSP Investments"), today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Acelity, Inc. and its KCI subsidiaries worldwide to 3M for approximately $6.725 billion. KCI markets a broad range of negative pressure wound therapy, specialty surgical and advanced wound dressing products in approximately 90 countries.

Since 2011, Apax Partners, CPPIB and PSP Investments worked closely with Acelity/KCI’s senior leadership team to transform the business into a leading global company focused on advanced wound care and s ... Read more »

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Dr. Tal Rabin, former head of the Cryptography Research Group at IBM’s T. J. Watson Research Center, appointed to lead research at the Algorand Foundation

SINGAPORE-Friday 3 May 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Algorand Foundation today announced the appointment of Dr. Tal Rabin as the head of research. Named on Forbes World Top 50 Women in Tech 2018 and a member of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Tal Rabin has spent decades pioneering research on cryptographic theory. Dr. Rabin will bring her wealth of experience, specifically around multiparty computations and the design of efficient and provably secure cryptographic protocols, to her work at the foundation.

With core beliefs in the establishment of an open, public and permissionless blockchain, the Algorand Foundation has a vision for an inclusive ecosystem that provides an opportunity for everyone to harness the potential of an equitable and truly borderless economy. W ... Read more »

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