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    Have you heard about the big cow? He is very big —enormous, actually. 

    Knickers, the seven-year-old Australian cow (technically, a steer), stands over six-feet tall, and weighs a whopping 3,086 pounds, which is about 1.4 tonnes. A giant. 

    And, if those facts alone don't convince you of Knickers' massive stature, just take a gander at this photo of him towering over a heard of cows:



    An enormous steer in Western Australia is making headlines. At 194cm 'Knickers' is the largest in his category in Australia. Story: https://t.co/ZI472MBUU4 #7News pic.twitter.com/MDEMwEbD8R

    — 7 News Central Queensland (@7NewsCQ) November 27, 2018 Read more...



    More about Twitter Reactions, Cow, Big Cow, Culture, and Animals Reported by Mashable 2 hours ago.

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    Over in Australia lives a very large cow. Reported by Myjoyonline 2 hours ago.

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    Standing at 194 cm (6.4 feet) tall, a giant Australian cow called 'Knickers' has been saved from the abattoir after being deemed too big to fit into the processing facility, Reported by euronews 1 hour ago.

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    Dublin, Nov. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global Functional Foods Market Analysis & Trends - Industry Forecast to 2027" report has been added to *ResearchAndMarkets.com's* offering.

    The Global Functional Foods Market is poised to grow strong during the forecast period 2017 to 2027

    Some of the prominent trends that the market is witnessing include rising awareness towards health benefits of functional foods and increasing geriatric population.

    This industry report analyzes the market estimates and forecasts of all the given segments on global as well as regional levels presented in the research scope. The study provides historical market data for 2015, 2016 revenue estimations are presented for 2017 and forecasts from 2018 till 2027.

    The study focuses on market trends, leading players, supply chain trends, technological innovations, key developments, and future strategies. With comprehensive market assessment across the major geographies such as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Latin America and Rest of the world the report is a valuable asset for the existing players, new entrants and the future investors.

    The study presents detailed market analysis with inputs derived from industry professionals across the value chain. A special focus has been made on 23 countries such as U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, Spain, France, Italy, China, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, etc.

    *Scope of the Report*· By Product, market is categorized into minerals, prebiotics, vitamins, carotenoids, probiotics, proteins, fatty acids, dietary fibers and other products.
    · Based on End User, the market is classified into Weight Management, Digestive Health, Sports Nutrition, Cardio health, Clinical nutrition, Immunity and Other End Users.
    · Amongst application, market is divided into fats & oils, dairy products, soy products, meat, fish & eggs, bakery & cereals, confectionery, frozen and chilled food, functional drinks and other applications.

    *Report Highlights:*

    · The report provides a detailed analysis on current and future market trends to identify the investment opportunities
    · Market forecasts till 2027, using estimated market values as the base numbers
    · Key market trends across the business segments, Regions and Countries
    · Key developments and strategies observed in the market
    · Market Dynamics such as Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities and other trends
    · In-depth company profiles of key players and upcoming prominent players
    · Growth prospects among the emerging nations through 2027
    · Market opportunities and recommendations for new investments

    *Key Topics Covered:*

    1 Market Outline
    1.1 Research Methodology
    1.2 Market Trends
    1.3 Regulatory Factors
    1.4 Product Analysis
    1.5 Application Analysis
    1.6 Strategic Benchmarking
    1.7 Opportunity Analysis

    2 Executive Summary

    3 Market Overview
    3.1 Current Trends
    3.1.1 Rising Awareness Towards Health Benefits of Functional Foods
    3.1.2 Increasing Geriatric Population
    3.1.3 Functional Food Manufacturers Targeting Young Video Gamers
    3.1.4 Growth Opportunities/Investment Opportunities
    3.2 Drivers
    3.3 Constraints
    3.4 Industry Attractiveness

    4 Functional Foods Market, By Product
    4.1 Minerals
    4.2 Prebiotics
    4.3 Vitamins
    4.4 Carotenoids
    4.5 Probiotics
    4.6 Proteins
    4.7 Fatty acids
    4.8 Dietary Fibers
    4.9 Other Products

    5 Functional Foods Market, By End User
    5.1 Weight Management
    5.2 Digestive Health
    5.3 Sports Nutrition
    5.4 Cardio health
    5.5 Clinical nutrition
    5.6 Immunity
    5.7 Other End Users

    6 Functional Foods Market, By Application
    6.1 Fats & oils
    6.2 Fortified dairy products
    6.3 Soy products
    6.4 Meat, fish & eggs
    6.5 Bakery & cereals
    6.6 Confectionery
    6.7 Frozen and Chilled Food
    6.8 Functional drinks
    6.9 Other Applications

    7 Functional Foods Market, By Geography
    7.1 North America
    7.1.1 US
    7.1.2 Canada
    7.1.3 Mexico
    7.2 Europe
    7.2.1 Germany
    7.2.2 U.K
    7.2.3 Italy
    7.2.4 France
    7.2.5 Spain
    7.2.6 Rest of Europe
    7.3 Asia Pacific
    7.3.1 China
    7.3.2 Japan
    7.3.3 India
    7.3.4 Australia
    7.3.5 New Zealand
    7.3.6 Rest of Asia Pacific
    7.4 Middle East
    7.4.1 Saudi Arabia
    7.4.2 UAE
    7.4.3 Rest of Middle East
    7.5 Latin America
    7.5.1 Argentina
    7.5.2 Brazil
    7.5.3 Rest of Latin America
    7.6 Rest of the World (RoW)
    7.6.1 South Africa
    7.6.2 Others

    *8 Key Player Activities*
    8.1 Acquisitions & Mergers
    8.2 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures
    8.3 Product Launch & Expansions
    8.4 Other Activities

    *9 Leading Companies*· GFR Pharma
    · Amway
    · General Mills Inc
    · Sanitarium Health & Wellbeing Company,
    · Red Bull GmbH
    · Raisio Group
    · Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc
    · Mars Inc.
    · Kirin Holdings
    · Abbott Laboratories.
    · Dr Pepper Snapple Group
    · Danone SA
    · Meiji Group
    · Coca- Cola Co.
    · Herbalife Nutrition Ltd.

    For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rbn2gx/global_functional?w=12
    Research and Markets also offers Custom Research services providing focused, comprehensive and tailored research.

    CONTACT:
    CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com
    Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager
    press@researchandmarkets.com
    For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
    For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
    For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
    Related Topics: Health Food and Sports Nutrition Reported by GlobeNewswire 2 hours ago.

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    · *AUD/USD is chipping away to the downside in relatively quiet markets ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell speaking at 12:00 ET / 18.00 CET / 17:00 GMT today.*
    · *The dollar was unchanged following the real GDP growth in Q3 (second estimate) unchanged at 3.5%, as expected.*
    · *Rhetoric has intensified ahead of the Trump-Xi meeting later this week, and markets have responded in kind - AUD/USD trades as a proxy and is a significant focus in the FXs space this week.*

    AUD/USD travelled from a pip below the 0.72 handle yesterday to a North American session high of 0.7228 before reaching a late Asian high of 0.7242. The pair then slid to 0.7223 as a line in the sand where demand stepped back in as London got on board and took the couple up to the recent 0.7247 NY high before slipping back to 0.7225 in recent trade and to current levels around 0.7230. There are many factors in play, and the greenback is stealing the limelight once again.

    *Greenback in focus*

    The DXY has maintained form on the 97 handle, travelling from 96.41 last Friday to over a point above with a fresh high scored today at 97.53, (yesterday's high was 97.50). At first glance, one might be quick to put the resurgence in the dollar down to good old-fashioned risk-off flows, whereby investors are struggling to find an alternative to park idle capital considering the number of headwinds the global economy is facing which discourages risk appetite. 

    One of the major and most immediate risks out there that have been taking their toll in financial and commodity markets are trade disputes between Beijing and Washington. However, one day after President Trump’s threat to hike tariffs, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow reversed the outlook and argued that Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping would in-fact, have constructive discussions and reach an agreement when they meet this Saturday over a dinner meeting. US equities rallied on the news and took their place back in positive territory for the year, recovering from a sea of red. However, the dollar stayed strong, so that signals there is more to the dollar's strength than risk-off flows.

    While the Aussie tracked the return of risk appetite, bulls did not do enough to convince on the upside which indicates that investors are not so convinced that a rapid solution to the trade war saga can be made over a dinner between Xi and Trump, nor within one or two follow up negotiations. What we might see is an immediate postponement of 25% tariffs on USD 200 billion of Chinese imports, which could be just enough to spur on a relief rally in AUD/USD. 

    *Today's speech from Powell to the Economic Club of New *York *will be critical*

    As explained, the dollar is taking up a bid elsewhere, and whether that is to do with seasonal factors, (typically, the dollar is bod into year end of repatriation flows), or a combination of rate hike expectations, today's speech from Powell to the Economic Club of New York, will be critical. We hope to get interesting clues about the Fed's view of the US economy and the rate hike intentions in 2019 while his comments will also be closely scrutinised for anything that could signal a pause in December. Should that be the case, we could see some upside pressures reignited in AUD/USD and some position jockeying ahead of the keenly await Xi/Trump summit.

    *Key data points - AUD/USD bulls could well find themselves back in control again*

    · *Australia: Q3 private capital expenditure expected to post a modest lift of +0.5% - TDS*

    On the data front, we will see Aussie Q3 private capital expenditure that is expected to post a modest lift of +0.5% - A better result would be bullish. Meanwhile, from the US, we have started to see some deterioration in economic numbers that could well weigh on the dollar in time to come, and should we see a thawing of discord between Washington and Beijing, AUD/USD bulls could well find themselves back in control again. 

    · *US: Real GDP growth in Q3 (second estimate) stays unchanged at 3.5% as expected*

    After today's US GDP data that arrived as expected, Joseph Trevisani, Senior Analyst at FXStreet, explained that US economic growth in Q3, confirmed at 3.5% was never the problem:



    "It's the slope down to 2.5% in Q4 and beyond that should worry the Fed. Whether rate increases are the cause is debatable, but the governors do not want to be blamed for a return to the post-recession doldrums."



    On the 21st November, Joseph argued that the lack of business investment in capital goods for the third straight month was a warning that despite the 3% expansion in the US, there are enough gathering headwinds to make business cautious - "Particularly trade disputes and concerns on growth in Europe the UK and China."

    *AUD/USD levels*

    · Pivot point support levels: 0.7200, 0.7162 and 0.7125.
    · Pivot point resistance levels: 0.7265, 0.7302 and 0.7335.

    AUD/USD would likely vault the 0.73 handle with ease should there be a firm sentiment of a trade war truce between Washington and Beijing. The initial barrier will be the double top highs around 0.7275/80, (23.6% fibo level). 0.7338 was the 11-week high the guards a run towards the 200-D SMA at 0.7425 and confluence of the 38.2% Fibo of the 2018 highs to recent lows at 0.7443. However, at this juncture, while below the 10-D SMA located at 0.7254, bears target a break to the 0.7164 recent lows that guard 0.7085 as the 10th Sep lows. 0.7020 are the 2018 lows.  Reported by FXstreet.com 2 hours ago.

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  • 11/28/18--08:24: Result of AGM
  • SANDAL PLC

    (“Sandal” or the “Company”)

    RESULT OF AGM

    28 NOVEMEBER 2018

    The Company announces that at the Annual General Meeting of shareholders held today all resolutions were duly passed.

    This announcement contains information which, prior to its disclosure, was inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of EU Regulation 596/2014.

    The directors of Sandal Plc accept responsibility for the contents of this announcement.

    Ends

    Enquiries:

    Sandal Plc                                            01279 422022

    Alan Tadd, CEO

    Oliver Tadd, Director

    www.sandal-plc.co.uk

    Cairn Financial Advisers LLP

    David Coffman/Jo Turner             020 7213 0880

    MB Communications            

    Maxine Barnes                                  07860 489571

          * *

    Notes to editors:

    Sandal plc commenced business in 1996 and joined NEX in March 2015.  The Company designs, develops and manufactures consumer electronics products. Its business is divided into two distinct product groups, PowerConnections, a long established wholesaler and reseller of a successful and patented range of converter plugs and power cables, and Energenie, which sells a newer product range that includes energy saving products, portable charging devices and the Energenie MiHome range of products aimed at the "Home Automation" and "Internet of Things" marketplace.

    The range of Energenie MiHome home automation products makes the remote operation of everyday household appliances and energy monitoring more accessible through integration with smartphone and tablet connectivity.  The Energenie MiHome range is also integrated with the major players in the home automation market including Google Nest and Amazon Echo.

    Energenie MiHome products are available through a number of mainstream retailers including Amazon, Robert Dyas, Target Components, Grahams Plumbers Merchants, Plumb Nation, Box.co.uk, Screwfix and Wickes. 

    In addition, Energenie also offers Eco and electrical, travel and energy saving products for homes and offices, reducing energy usage and the Home Automation sector. It has store listings for its current products with several large retailers including Amazon, Argos, and Screwfix.

    PowerConnections is a supplier to customers in the UK and abroad, of single-phase electrical connection products. The products are manufactured in three partner factories in the Far East and have distributors worldwide for its range of patented converter plugs. The Company's product portfolio consists of International Power Leads, Rewireable Plugs, Converters and Connectors. These products are stocked in the Far East, Australia and UK. Reported by GlobeNewswire 2 hours ago.

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    Dublin, Nov. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Europe Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Market By Type (Tubular & Planar), By Application (Stationary, Transportation, & Portable), By Country (Germany, United Kingdom, France, India, Russia, Italy & Others), Competition Forecast and Opportunities, 2013-2023" report has been added to *ResearchAndMarkets.com's* offering.

    Europe solid oxide fuel cells market is projected to grow at a CAGR of more than 15% by 2023

    Growth in the market can be attributed to rising focus on research & development for making electricity generation economical coupled with growing demand for energy efficient power generation among different end users. Additionally, various public-private partnerships have been undertaken to promote the use of solid oxide fuel cells, which is further expected to positively influence Europe SOFC market during the forecast period.

    *Europe Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Market, 2013 - 2023 discusses the following aspects of solid oxide fuel cells market in Europe:*

    · Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Market Size, Share & Forecast
    · Segmental Analysis - By Type (Tubular & Planar), By Application (Stationary, Transportation, & Portable), By Country (Japan, South Korea, China, India, Australia, & Others)
    · Competitive Analysis
    · Changing Market Trends & Emerging Opportunities

    *Why You Should Buy This Report?*

    · To gain an in-depth understanding of solid oxide fuel cells in Europe
    · To identify the on-going trends and anticipated growth in the next five years
    · To help industry consultants, solid oxide fuel cells distributor, distributors and other stakeholders align their market-centric strategies
    · To obtain research-based business decisions and add weight to presentations and marketing material
    · To gain competitive knowledge of leading market players
    · To avail of 10% customization in the report without any extra charges and get the research data or trends added in the report as per the buyer's specific needs

    *Few of the major players operating in Europe solid oxide fuel cells market include: *· LG Fuel Cell Systems Inc.
    · Fuel Cell Energy
    · SOLIDpower Group
    · Hexis AG

    *Key Topics Covered:*

    *1. Product Overview*

    *2. Research Methodology *

    *3. Analyst View*

    *4. Global SOFC Market Outlook*
    4.1. Market Size & Forecast
    4.1.1. By Value
    4.1.2. By Power Generation

    *5. Europe SOFC Market Outlook*
    5.1. Market Size & Forecast
    5.1.1. By Value
    5.1.2. By Power Generation
    5.2. Market Share & Forecast
    5.2.1. By Type (Planar, Tubular)
    5.2.2. By Application (Stationary, Portable & Transportation)
    5.2.3. By Country
    5.3. Market Attractiveness Index
    5.3.1. By Country

    *6. Europe Countries SOFC Market Outlook*
    6.1. Germany SOFC Market Outlook
    6.2. United Kingdom SOFC Market Outlook
    6.3. France SOFC Market Outlook
    6.4. Russia SOFC Market Outlook
    6.5. Italy SOFC Market Outlook

    *7. Market Dynamics*

    *8. Market Trends & Developments*

    *9. Competitive Landscape*

    *10. Strategic Recommendations*

    For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ksz2hm/europe_solid?w=12
    Research and Markets also offers Custom Research services providing focused, comprehensive and tailored research.

    CONTACT:
    CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com
    Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager
    press@researchandmarkets.com
    For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
    For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
    For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
    Related Topics: Fuel Cells Reported by GlobeNewswire 2 hours ago.

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    JOHNS CREEK, Ga., Nov. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ebix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIX), a leading international supplier of on-demand software, e-commerce and payment services to the insurance, financial and healthcare industries, today announced the expansion of its existing syndicated credit facility through the funding of an additional $100 million utilizing the facility’s accordion feature.The funding increase was provided by existing members of the ten-bank group who expanded their share of the credit facility. Interest rates for the facility are based on a leveraged-based pricing grid. An additional $50 million of incremental borrowing remains available under the facility’s accordion feature, bringing the facility’s total potential to $795 million considering the current loan amortization.

    Including worldwide cash balances in excess of $110 million and $107 million in available borrowings, excluding the additional accordion feature, Ebix has access to approximately $ 217 million to fund working capital requirements, the Company’s growth initiatives and share repurchase program. For the 12 months ended September 30, 2018, Ebix’s net cash from operating activities increased 24.7% to $100.9 million, compared to $80.9 million in the comparable year-ago period.

    Robin Raina, Ebix President and CEO, said, "We are gratified by the expanded credit facility support of our bank syndicate. This additional borrowing augments Ebix’s growing operating cash flow in funding our growth and value creation initiatives. Specifically, we tapped a portion of our facility’s accordion feature in order to provide liquidity for a few not yet disclosed accretive acquisition opportunities that we hope to complete and announce in the coming days. The contemplated purchases should provide at least $13 million in incremental annual operating income.”

    Ebix’s syndicated bank group is comprised of the following ten financial institutions: Regions Bank, PNC Bank, BMO Harris Bank, Compass Bank, Fifth Third Bank, KeyBank, Bank of the West, Silicon Valley Bank, Cadence Bank and Trustmark National Bank. Regions Bank continued to lead the banking group while serving as the administrative and collateral agent. PNC Bank and BMO Capital Markets served as co-syndication agents, BBVA Compass and Fifth Third Bank served as co-documentation agent, and Regions Capital Markets, PNC Capital Markets and BMO Capital Markets acted as joint lead arrangers and joint book runners.

    *About Regions Financial Corporation*
    Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $124 Billion in assets, is a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, mortgage, and insurance products and services. Regions’ Corporate Banking Group serves public and private companies throughout the bank’s geographic footprint as well as across the United States through its Specialized Industry groups. Regions Capital Markets, a division of Regions Bank, provides products and services including syndicated loan facilities, interest rate, commodity and foreign exchange risk hedging. Operating under wholly owned subsidiaries of Regions Financial Corporation, Regions provides advisory and certain capital raising services. Regions Securities LLC serves as a broker-dealer to corporate and commercial clients, and BlackArch Partners LLC offers merger and acquisition services.

    *About Ebix, Inc.*
    With 50+ offices across 5 continents, Ebix, Inc., (NASDAQ: EBIX) endeavors to provide On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance, financial, healthcare and e-learning industries. In the Insurance sector, the Company’s main focus is to develop and deploy a wide variety of insurance and reinsurance exchanges on an on-demand basis, while also, providing Software-as-a-Service ("SaaS") enterprise solutions in the area of CRM, front-end & back-end systems, outsourced administrative and risk compliance, across the world.

    With a "Phygital” strategy that combines 260,000 physical distribution outlets in many Southeast Asian Nations (“ASEAN”) countries, to an Omni-channel online digital platform, the Company’s EbixCash Financial exchange portfolio encompasses leadership in areas of domestic & international money remittance, Forex, travel, pre-paid & gift cards, utility payments, lending etc., in an emerging country like India. The Company’s Forex Exchange has an approximate 70% market share of India’s airport Foreign Exchange business encompassing 25 international airports like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Kolkata International airports, while conducting over 1 million transactions per annum. EbixCash, through its travel portal Via.com, is also one of Southeast Asia’s leading travel exchanges with over 110,000 distribution outlets and 8,000 corporate clients processing over 24.5 million transactions every year. For further details, visit www.ebixcash.com

    Through its various SaaS-based software platforms, Ebix employs thousands of domain-specific technology professionals to provide products, support and consultancy to thousands of customers on six continents. For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.ebix.com

    *SAFE HARBOR REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS*

    As used herein, the terms “Ebix,” “the Company,” “we,” “our” and “us” refer to Ebix, Inc., a Delaware corporation, and its consolidated subsidiaries as a combined entity, except where it is clear that the terms mean only Ebix, Inc.

    The information contained in this Press Release contains forward-looking statements and information within the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. This information includes assumptions made by, and information currently available to management, including statements regarding future economic performance and financial condition, liquidity and capital resources, acceptance of the Company's products by the market, and management's plans and objectives. In addition, certain statements included in this and our future filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), in press releases, and in oral and written statements made by us or with our approval, which are not statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. Words such as "may,""could,""should,""would,""believe,""expect,""anticipate,""estimate,""intend,""seeks,""plan,""project,""continue,""predict,""will,""should," and other words or expressions of similar meaning are intended by the Company to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. These forward-looking statements are found at various places throughout this report and in the documents incorporated herein by reference. These statements are based on our current expectations about future events or results and information that is currently available to us, involve assumptions, risks, and uncertainties, and speak only as of the date on which such statements are made.

    Our actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause such a difference, include, but are not limited to those discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent reports filed with the SEC, as well as: the risk of an unfavorable outcome of the pending governmental investigations or shareholder class action lawsuits, reputational harm caused by such investigations and lawsuits, the willingness of independent insurance agencies to outsource their computer and other processing needs to third parties; pricing and other competitive pressures and the Company's ability to gain or maintain share of sales as a result of actions by competitors and others; changes in estimates in critical accounting judgments; changes in or failure to comply with laws and regulations, including accounting standards, taxation requirements (including tax rate changes, new tax laws and revised tax interpretations) in domestic or foreign jurisdictions; exchange rate fluctuations and other risks associated with investments and operations in foreign countries (particularly in Australia, UK and India wherein we have significant operations); equity markets, including market disruptions and significant interest rate fluctuations, which may impede our access to, or increase the cost of, external financing; and international conflict, including terrorist acts.

    Except as expressly required by the federal securities laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to update any such factors, or to publicly announce the results of, or changes to any of the forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect future events, developments, changed circumstances, or for any other reason.

    Readers should carefully review the disclosures and the risk factors described in the documents we file from time to time with the SEC, including future reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K, and any amendments thereto. You may obtain our SEC filings at our website, www.ebix.com under the "Investor Information" section, or over the Internet at the SEC's web site, www.sec.gov.

    CONTACT: CONTACT:
    Darren Joseph
    678 -281-2027 or IR@ebix.com

    David Collins, Chris Eddy
    Catalyst Global - 212-924-9800 or ebix@catalyst-ir.com Reported by GlobeNewswire 2 hours ago.

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    · Existing shareholders subscribed to 889,239 shares of new shares offered
    · Up to 1,776,237 shares to be placed via a public offering and private placements

    The existing shareholders of Zur Rose Group AG have exercised subscription rights for 889,239 new shares of the up to 2,665,476 new shares offered in the rights issue to existing shareholders (the "Rights Offering").

    To raise net proceeds of around CHF 200 million, up to 1,776,237 shares for which subscription rights have not been validly exercised by existing shareholders during the rights exercise period are being placed via a public offering to eligible investors in Switzerland and through private placements in certain jurisdictions outside Switzerland and the United States in reliance on Regulation S of the United States Securities Act of 1933 as amended (the "Securities Act"). Shares are also being offered to qualified institutional buyers (QIBs) in the United States as defined in, and in reliance on, Rule 144A of the Securities Act and in compliance with applicable securities law (the "International Offering").

    The book for the International Offering is currently open. The offer price for the new shares, and the final total number of new shares to be issued and sold in the offering, will be determined based on a bookbuilding process, which is expected to end on 29 November 2018. However, as outlined in the offering and listing memorandum, Zur Rose Group together with the Joint Global Coordinators reserves the right to end the bookbuilding period earlier, without any prior notice, at any time and for any reason. The offer price and the number of shares placed will be published upon completion of the bookbuilding process.

    The listing and first trading day of the new registered shares on SIX Swiss Exchange is scheduled for 3 December 2018. The new registered shares are expected to be delivered against payment of the offer price on 4 December 2018.

    *Investors and analyst contact*

    Marcel Ziwica, Chief Financial Officer
    Email: ir@zurrose.com, phone: +41 58 810 11 49

    *Media contact*

    Lisa Lüthi, Head of Corporate Communications
    Email: media@zurrose.com, phone: +41 52 724 08 14

    *Financial Calendar*

    23 January 2019                   Sales 2018
    21 March 2019                     Annual results 2018
    17 April 2019                        Q1/2019 Trading Update
    23 May 2019                        Annual General Meeting

    *Zur Rose Group*

    The Swiss Zur Rose Group is Europe's largest online pharmacy and one of the leading medical wholesalers in Switzerland. With its business model, it offers high-quality, safe and cost-effective pharmaceutical care and thus contributes to reducing healthcare costs. It is also characterized by the continuous further development of digital services in the field of drug management in order to increase therapy safety. The creation of added value and a pronounced patient orientation make the Group an important strategic partner for service providers, cost units and industry.

    The Zur Rose Group is internationally present with strong brands, including Germany's best-known pharmacy brand DocMorris. The company employs over 1,000 people at various locations and generated a turnover of CHF 983 million in the 2017 financial year. The shares of Zur Rose Group AG are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (securities number 4261528, ISIN CH0042615283, ticker ROSE). The CHF 115 million corporate bond issued in July 2018 is also listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (securities number 42146044, ISIN CH0421460442, ticker ZRO18). Further information at zurrosegroup.com

    *Disclaimer*

    This document and the information contained herein are not for distribution in or into (directly or indirectly) the United States, Canada, Australia or Japan or any other jurisdiction in which the distribution or release would be unlawful. This document does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in or into the United States, Canada, Australia or Japan.

    This document does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to purchase, any securities in the United States. The securities of Zur Rose Group AG to which these materials relate have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act. There will not be a public offering of securities in the United States. Any sale in the United States of the securities mentioned in this communication will be made solely to “qualified institutional buyers” as defined in, and in reliance on, Rule 144A under the Securities Act.

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    This document does not constitute an "offer of securities to the public" within the meaning of Directive 2003/71/EC of the European Union, as amended (the "Prospectus Directive") of the securities referred to herein in any member state of the European Economic Area (the "EEA"). Any offers of the securities referred to in this document to persons in the EEA will be made pursuant to an exemption under the Prospectus Directive, as implemented in member states of the EEA, from the requirement to produce a prospectus for offers of the Securities. In any EEA Member State that has implemented the Prospectus Directive, this document is only addressed to and is only directed at qualified investors in that Member State within the meaning of the Prospectus Directive, i.e., only to investors who can receive the offer without an approved prospectus in such EEA Member State.

    In the United Kingdom, this document is only being distributed to and is only directed at persons who (i) are investment professionals falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (as amended) (the "Order") or (ii) are persons falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (high net worth companies, unincorporated associations, etc.) (all such persons together being referred to as "Relevant Persons"). This document is directed only at Relevant Persons and must not be acted on or relied on by persons who are not Relevant Persons. Any investment or investment activity to which this document relates is available only to Relevant Persons and will be engaged in only with Relevant Persons.

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    DGAP-News: SNP Schneider-Neureither & Partner SE / Key word(s): Capital Increase

    28.11.2018 / 17:41
    The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.
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    SNP SE: Envisaged Capital Increase from Authorized Capital with Subscription Rights for Shareholders

    - Issuance of up to 1,127,984 new shares

    - Shareholders to receive subscription rights at a ratio of 5:1

    - Subscription price of EUR 16.60 per new share

    - Approval of the securities prospectus by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin)

    - Subscription period to begin on November 29, 2018

    - Issue proceeds to increase financial flexibilityHeidelberg, Germany, November 28, 2018 -* The Board of Directors of SNP Schneider-Neureither & Partner SE resolved on a capital increase in exchange for a cash contribution on November 21, 2018. The company's share capital shall be increased from EUR 5,474,463 by up to EUR 1,127,984 to up to EUR 6,602,447, through the issuance of up to 1,127,984 new no-par value ordinary bearer shares, with a notional value in the company's share capital of EUR 1.00 per share (the "New Shares") in exchange for a cash contribution. The Board of Directors set the subscription price on November 27, 2018. 1,090,516 of the New Shares will be offered to the existing shareholders during the subscription period, through an indirect subscription right at a subscription ratio of 5:1, at a subscription price of EUR 16.60 per New Share. The prospectus has been approved today by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin). In accordance with the subscription ratio of 5:1, one New Share can be purchased for five existing shares of the company. The subscription rights of shareholders for a fractional amount of 37,468 New Shares have been excluded. The New Shares are entitled to dividends for the 2018 fiscal year beginning on January 1, 2018, and confer the same rights as the existing shares.*

    The subscription period begins on Thursday, November 29, 2018, and ends on Thursday, December 13, 2018, at noon (12:00 pm) CET (in each case, including). The subscription rights (ISIN: DE000A2NBP07 / WKN: A2NBP0) for the New Shares will be traded on the regulated market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange during the period from Thursday, November 29, 2018, to Friday, December 7, 2018 (in each case, including).

    The record date for the recognition of subscription rights on the basis of the shares held by the shareholders as of this date is expected to be November 30, 2018 (after the close of stock exchange business).

    New Shares that are not subscribed for during the subscription period and fractional amounts will be offered to qualified investors in selected countries outside of the United States of America in an international private placement.

    SN Assets GmbH, a company controlled by SNP's CEO and main shareholder, Dr. Andreas Schneider-Neureither, has irrevocably committed - at an appropriate request of the company or sole bookrunner - to purchase the New Shares which have not been placed with other investors in the Rump Placement at subscription price and up to the total amount of EUR 4,000,000.00. The purchase is, however, subject to the condition that the total number of voting rights directly and indirectly attributable to Dr. Schneider-Neureither is less than 30% of the total voting rights of the company.

    Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG acts as sole global coordinator and sole bookrunner in connection with this capital increase.

    The net issue proceeds from the capital increase will mainly be used to improve the company's liquidity and accordingly reduce its level of net debt as well as increase its financial flexibility. These proceeds will also be used to finance the company's international growth strategy and for its inorganic development.

    Dr. Andreas Schneider-Neureither, CEO of SNP SE, comments, "The SNP Group will continue to systematically pursue its international growth strategy. This includes strengthening our international market position and increasing our revenue by means of targeted investments in our locations, particularly in the USA, Asia and South America. We are also investing in strengthening our industry-specific networks so as to achieve an even better position in terms of the value and benefits associated with SNP's solutions and to build up and expand solid relationships with decision-makers in major international companies. Finally, acquisitions remain a part of our corporate strategy in order to expand our portfolio of products and services, to tap into additional markets and to gain new technical expertise."

    The securities prospectus featuring detailed information and risk notices regarding the subscription offer and the subscription offer itself have been published and can be downloaded from the SNP website at https://www.snpgroup.com/en/investor-relations.*About SNP*
    SNP SE supports organizations in adapting their business models and using new technologies. SNP software and services facilitate the implementation of business or technical modifications to business applications.

    To the best of the company's knowledge, CrystalBridge^(R) and SNP Transformation Backbone^(R) with SAP^(R) Landscape Transformation are the world's leading software suite for data transformations that automatically analyzes, implements and tracks changes to IT systems. As a result, they offer clear qualitative advantages, while significantly reducing the time and expense involved in transformation projects. The SNP Group has around 1,350 employees worldwide.

    Headquartered in Heidelberg, the company generated revenue of approximately EUR 122 million in the 2017 fiscal year. SNP's customers are global corporations from all industries. SNP was founded in 1994 and has been publicly traded since 2000. As of August 2014, the company is listed on the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE0007203705). Since 2017, the company has operated as a European stock corporation (Societas Europaea/SE).

    Further information is available at www.snpgroup.com*Investor Relations Contact:*

    Marcel Wiskow
    Tel: +49 6221 6425-637
    Email: investor.relations@snpgroup.com
    https://www.snpgroup.com/en/investor-relations/

    This publication constitutes neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation to buy or subscribe to securities. Any such offer is being made solely on the basis of the securities prospectus published as approved by the Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BaFin). The information legally required to be provided to investors is contained only in the securities prospectus. The securities prospectus dated November 28, 2018 is available free of charge on the internet at the website of the issuer https://www.snpgroup.com/en/investor-relations and during normal business hours at the issuer.

    This document represents neither an offer to sell nor an invitation to submit an offer to buy shares in the United States of America ("USA"). The shares of SNP Schneider-Neureither & Partner SE (the "shares") have not been registered in accordance with the current version of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 (the "Securities Act") and may not be offered or sold in the USA unless they have been registered in accordance with the Securities Act or exempted from the obligation of registration. The shares are not being publicly offered for sale in the USA and will not be registered in the USA in accordance with the Securities Act.

    Outside of Germany and Luxembourg, this publication is aimed only at and exclusively intended for those persons in EEA member countries who are "qualified investors" in the meaning of Article 2(1)(e) of the Prospectus Directive (the current version of Directive 2003/71/EC) ("qualified investors"). Moreover, in the United Kingdom this publication is being distributed only to those qualified investors, and is aimed only at those qualified investors, who (i) possess professional experience in the investment business in the meaning of Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Order"), (ii) who are high net worth entities in the meaning of Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order, or (iii) who correspond to other persons to whom the document may be legally distributed (all of these persons are collectively designated as "relevant persons"). Each investment or investment activity in connection with this publication is only available to, and will only be carried out with, (i) relevant persons in the United Kingdom and (ii) qualified investors in EEA member countries other than the United Kingdom. All other persons who receive this publication in other EEA member countries, with the exception of Germany and Luxembourg, should not refer to this publication or take it as a basis for action.

    This document was distributed to you under the assumption that you are a person to whom this document may be legally given according to the laws of the jurisdiction in which you are located, that you may not give this document to any other person, and you agree not to copy or further distribute it or its contents. In particular, this document may not be forwarded or re-sent to persons located in the USA, Canada, Japan or Australia.
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    28.11.2018 Dissemination of a Corporate News, transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG.
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    Language: English
    Company: SNP Schneider-Neureither & Partner SE
    Dossenheimer Landstraße 100
    69121 Heidelberg
    Germany
    Phone: +49 6221 6425 637
    Fax: +49 6221 6425 470
    E-mail: investor.relations@snpgroup.com
    Internet: www.snpgroup.com
    ISIN: DE0007203705
    WKN: 720370
    Listed: Regulated Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt (Prime Standard), Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange
     
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    Dillon Gage Metals Offers 10-ounce Silver Coin *Koala Mother and Baby Grace the Exclusive Perth Mint Piedfort*

    * ADDISON, TX / ACCESSWIRE / November 28, 2018 / *Just in time for the holidays, Dillon Gage Metals - one of the world's largest precious metals wholesaler firms -is introducing a one-of-a-kind 10-ounce product from the Perth Mint: ''Mother & Baby - The Next Generation,'' a 99.99 percent pure silver, 10-ounce koala-themed bullion coin. Dillon Gage will offer the coins exclusively to its network of authorized coin dealers.

    This coin is the first ever 10-ounce piedfort offered by the Perth Mint. The design built into the double thickness coin typifies the bond between a mother and her baby, as demonstrated by the many distinctive species located in the seven Outback regions of Australia.

    ''For collectors, a 10-ounce piedfort coin is a rare offering,'' said Terry Hanlon, president of Dillon Gage Metals. ''Its weight, thickness and silver purity really stand out, and we are sure it will attract widespread interest among our dealer network.''

    Created by Perth Mint lead designer Aleysha Howarth, the 10-ounce silver bullion piedfort coin builds on the legacy of products and distinct quality for which the Perth Mint is known. The coin features a distinctly Australian image - a mother koala perched on a branch with her baby, known as a joey, clinging to her back. The obverse of the coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Howarth has designed unique coin products for the Perth Mint since 2008 and her other notable contributions include a colorized ballet series in addition to the mint's famous Opal coin series.

    The Perth Mint's signature ''P'' mintmark graces the design and under the Currency Act 1965, this 10-ounce piedfort coin is issued as legal tender in Australia.

    This special release will be available Dec. 3, exclusively offered to authorized dealers direct from Dillon Gage Metals. For information and pricing, call 800-375-4653 or visit www.nextgenerationcoins.com or www.dillongage.com to purchase on the electronic trading platform, FizTrade.com.

    *About Dillon Gage Metals*

    Dillon Gage Inc. of Dallas (DillonGage.com), founded in 1976, companies include:

    • Dillon Gage Metals (www.DillonGage.com) is one of the world's largest precious metals wholesale trading firms. The firm is an authorized purchaser for all major world mints and maintains inventory in over 20 countries around the world. Additionally, the company provides advanced tools and technologies that enable market participants to be more successful in their businesses, allowing electronic trading and offering cloud-based solutions for the physical precious metals marketplace. 800-375-4653

    • FizTrade Online Trading (www.FizTrade.com) offers a real-time bid/ask trading platform for gold, silver, platinum and palladium. 800-375-4653

    • Dillon Gage Refining (www.dillongage.com/refining/why-dg), professional assayers and refiners of precious metal scrap, from low grade to karat scrap. Stone removal services and diamond experts on staff. 888-436-3489

    • International Depository Services Group with locations in Delaware, USA (www.ids-delaware.com; 888-322-6150), Texas (www.idsoftexas.com; 888-322-6150) and Ontario, Canada (www.idsofcanada.com; 855-362-2431), offers secure, efficient and insured precious metals and certified coin depositories that focus on custom business logistics solutions including storage, fulfillment, inventory managements and many other value-added services.

    *Contact:*

    Jeffrey Cheatham
    Senior Account Supervisor
    TrizCom PR
    (972) 247-1369
    jeffc@trizcom.com

    *SOURCE:* Dillon Gage Metals
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