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DENVER-Friday 19 June 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Johns Manville (JM), a global building and specialty products manufacturer and a Berkshire Hathaway company, announced today that Bob Wamboldt will become President and CEO on Sept. 1, 2020. Mary Rhinehart, the company’s current Chairman, President and CEO, will retain the role of Chairman.

Wamboldt joined Johns Manville in 2003 and became President of JM’s Insulation Systems business in February 2017. He earlier led the Engineered Products North America and Roofing Systems businesses at JM. Wamboldt is also Chairman of the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association and previously served as president of the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association.

“I have been privileged to lead each of our businesses and learn first-hand the strength of the Johns Manville customer relationships, products, technologies and people,” Wamboldt said. “I look forward to working wit ... Read more »

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Visa Announces Expansion of Visa Token Service to Protect More Types of Digital Transactions


SAN FRANCISCO-Tuesday 23 June 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) today announced that the company has now issued more than 1 billion tokens worldwide through Visa Token Service (VTS), marking a major milestone in its proprietary offering to help accelerate eCommerce innovation and make payments more secure. Visa Token Service replaces a cardholder’s 16-digit Visa account number with a secure token that protects the underlying card number from fraudsters.

The rapid adoption of Visa’s tokenization technology comes as the world’s massive shift to digital has changed the way we live, work and buy, with 90% of shoppers hesitant to shop in stores and 45% claiming online shopping is now a necessity1. With digital buyers expected to hit 2.1 billion worldwide by 20212, Visa’s tokenization technology as well as its cl ... Read more »

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• Company Nominates Osamu Nagayama as New Chairperson of the Board

• Eleven Directors on Company Slate Elected One Year Ago with Significant Shareholder Input and Support; All of the New Directors Added Last Year, Including Four Non-Japanese Directors, Support the Slate

• Engaged, Diverse and Independent Directors Leading the Toshiba Next Plan to Drive Growth and Create Lasting Shareholder Value

• Demonstrates Continued Commitment to Returning Value to Shareholders


TOKYO-Tuesday 23 June 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced that it has nominated 11 of its current Directors for reelection to the Board of Directors at the Company’s Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders for the 181st Fiscal Period, to be held on July 31, 2020.

The Company also announced that it has nominated Osamu Nagayama for Chairperson of the Board of Directors, to succeed cur ... Read more »

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COURBEVOIE, France -Tuesday 23 June 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

    MorphoWaveTM is practically just as accurate as touch-based devices
    Quick and easy hygienic contactless capture to match against existing contact fingerprint databases

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- IDEMIA today announced that its MorphoWaveTM contactless fingerprint technology outperformed all other devices in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)’s latest Accuracy and Interoperability Test on all criteria involved.

The primary reason for carrying out the “Interoperability Assessment 2019: Contactless-to-Contact Fingerprint Capture” study was to test how well touchless systems work with legacy databases. NIST tested six sold contactless fingerprint scanning technologies by comparing how they fared with conventional touch-based fingerprint devices. The results show that contactless devices that scanned multiple fingers consistently achieved bette ... Read more »

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Fugaku supercomputer, jointly developed by RIKEN and Fujitsu, is No.1 on the TOP500 list


CAMBRIDGE, England-Tuesday 23 June 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) it was announced that the Fugaku supercomputer, a system jointly developed by RIKEN and Fujitsu Limited, and based on Arm® technology, was awarded the number one spot of the TOP500 list. Having been crowned the world’s most efficient supercomputer on the Green500 list in November 2019, Fugaku was today also given top honors on the HPCG list, a ranking of benchmarks across real-world applications, and the HPL-AI, which rates performance on tasks used in artificial intelligence applications.

“We are incredibly proud to see an Arm-based supercomputer of this scale come to life and thank RIKEN and Fujitsu for their commitment and collaboration,” said Rene Haas, president, IP Group, Arm. “Powering the wor ... Read more »

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LUXEMBOURG-Tuesday 23 June 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES S.A. announced today the successful launch and pricing of a bond offering in which it has agreed to sell senior unsecured fixed rate notes due in 2028 for a total amount of EUR 400 million. The notes will bear a Coupon of 2.00% per annum and were priced at 99.445% of their nominal value.

SES is rated Baa2 by Moody’s (with negative outlook) and BBB- by Standard & Poor’s (with stable outlook). Proceeds of the issuance will be used for general corporate purposes which includes the refinancing of existing debt.

With this transaction, which was oversubscribed by 2.5 times, SES has taken advantage of the current attractive market conditions to further strengthen its liquidity profile ahead of a EUR 650 million senior debt maturity in March of next year, whereby the residual EUR 250 million will come from cash at hand. As a result of today’s transaction, SES has no senior debt ... Read more »

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