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Orkla ASA has on 20 August 2018 bought 310,000 Orkla shares through broker at an average price of NOK 71.1954 per share.
Orkla's total holding of treasury shares after this transaction is 17,793,259 shares.
This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5 -12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Naturally Splendid Enterprises Ltd. (“Naturally Splendid” or “NSE” or “The Company”) (TSX-V:NSP) (OTCQB:NSPDF) (Frankfurt:50N) is pleased to announce that an additional Purchase Order of NATERA® branded products valued at approximately $100,000.00 CDN, has been received from their Australian distributor.
Naturally Splendid’s strategic alliance with our Australian distributor, a multi-divisional distribution company with eight wholly owned subsidiaries covering retail; food service; and practitioner markets, represents several thousand points of sales and is the foundation to launching multiple product lines in Australia.
The first shipment of NATERA® branded products cleared customs in Australia and arrived at our distributor's warehouse in late 2017. The second shipment valued at approximately $140,000CDN, was shipped in a 40' container for distribution throughout Australia. This most recent shipment is intended to expand the NATERA® consumer base and further penetrate the Australian market.
Naturally Splendid President Mr. Craig Goodwin states, "Our vertical integration strategy creates a unique position for the Company when measured against most other hemp companies. Since our first shipment to Australia, we have solidified our vertical integration to include our own hemp processing, expanded our bar manufacturing and test kitchen facility, applied for our Dealer License allowing for the extraction of CBD (cannabidiol) from hemp amongst many other activities, as well as have invested significant resources developing new products. Products developed by Naturally Splendid derived from industrial hemp for food, cosmetics, skincare, pet nutrition and care, will continue to find new markets such as Australia and we look forward to working with our distributors expanding the NATERA® brand there, thus creating an expanding opportunity to leverage our proprietary technologies like HempOmega™ and numerous other products that Naturally Splendid has developed as it relates to hemp.”
At the Australian Industrial Hemp Conference earlier this year, Mr. John Harvey, Managing Director AgriFutures Australia stated, “With the recent changes in the regulatory environment AgriFutures Australia has identified hemp as important emerging industry. Therefore, the Australian Industrial Hemp Conference comes at a particularly important time for the Australian industry to coordinate and to develop business models that will unlock the potential of this crop.”
Naturally Splendid CEO Mr. Douglas Mason states, “The position of AgriFutures Australia sends a positive signal in our opinion, for evolving hemp regulations including CBD (cannabidiol), derived in our case from hemp. Our previously announced Dealer License application as well as plans to build our own CBD extraction facility, further strengthens our opportunity in Australia and we look forward to expanding our product offerings there as regulations allow.”
About Naturally Splendid Enterprises Ltd.
Naturally Splendid is a biotechnology and consumer products company that is developing, producing, commercializing, and licensing an entirely new generation of plant-derived, bioactive ingredients, nutrient dense foods, and related products. Naturally Splendid is building an expanding portfolio of patents (issued and pending) and proprietary intellectual property focused on the commercial uses of industrial hemp and marijuana cannabinoid compounds in a broad spectrum of applications.
Naturally Splendid currently has four innovative divisions:
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Naturally Splendid Enterprises Ltd.
Information set forth in this news release contains forward-looking statements that are based on assumptions as of the date of this news release. These statements reflect management's current estimates, beliefs, intentions and expectations. They are not guarantees of future performance. Naturally Splendid cautions that all forward looking statements are inherently uncertain and that actual performance may be affected by a number of material factors, many of which are beyond Naturally Splendid's control including, Naturally Splendid's ability to compete with large food and beverage companies; sales of any potential products developed will be profitable; sales of shelled hemp seed will continue at existing rates or increase; the ability to complete the sales of all bulk hemp seed purchase orders; and the risk that any of the potential applications may not receive all required regulatory or legal approval. Accordingly, actual and future events, conditions and results may differ materially from the estimates, beliefs, intentions and expectations expressed or implied in the forward-looking information. Except as required under applicable securities legislation, Naturally Splendid undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise forward-looking information.
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On 20 August 2018 the board of AUGA group, AB (the “Company”), referring to the resolutions (the “Resolutions”) of the extraordinary general meeting of shareholders of the Company held on 28 March 2018 (as partly amended on 30 April 2018 and on 16 July 2018) regarding increase of the authorised capital by additional contributions of the persons, subscribing the new shares (the “New Shares”), also taking into account the recommendation of LHV Pank, which is the global lead manager of the offering of New Shares and of the existing shares, held by Baltic Champs Group, UAB (the “Sale Shares”, collectively with the New Shares, the “Offer Shares”), inter alia decided:
1) that the issue price of the New Shares and the sale price of the Sale Shares shall be the same and shall be EUR 0.45 for one Offer Share;
2) to determine that the final number of the New Shares to be issued in fulfilment of the Resolutions is 40,000,000 and the final number of the Sale Shares to be sold to the investors is 40,000,000;
3) to allocate the Offer Shares for the above final offer price, as follows: (i) 16,639,535 units shall be allocated to the retail investors, regarding which the public and private offerings were executed (all 16,639,535 units of Sale Shares) and (ii) 63,360,465 units shall be allocated to the institutional investors (including 40,000,000 units of New Shares and 23,360,465 units of Sale Shares).
Total demand for Offer Shares was 104 percent of the offer base and total demand by retail and private investors was approx. 20 percent of total demand. All retail and private demand was satisfied in full. Investors from the Baltic Sea rim region formed the majority of the demand.
Offer Shares are expected to be delivered to investors on or about 23 August 2018 and trading in New Shares is expected to commence on Nasdaq Vilnius and on the WSE on or about 30 August 2018.
In addition, the Company has received notice from WSE that it decided to suspend trading in the shares in the Company from today until 24 August 2018 (inclusive).
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-Expands Tyson Foods’ value-added protein capabilities serving key foodservice customers
-Strengthens global presence in high growth international markets
SPRINGDALE, Ark., Aug. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) today announced it has reached a definitive agreement to buy the Keystone Foods business from Marfrig Global Foods for $2.16 billion in cash. The acquisition of Keystone, a major supplier to the growing global foodservice industry, is Tyson Foods’ latest investment in furtherance of its growth strategy and expansion of its value-added protein capabilities.
Headquartered in West Chester, Pennsylvania, Keystone supplies chicken, beef, fish and pork to some of the world’s leading quick-service restaurant chains, as well as retail and convenience store channels. Its value-added product portfolio includes chicken nuggets, wings and tenders; beef patties; and breaded fish fillets.
The acquisition includes six processing plants and an innovation center in the U.S. with locations in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. (It does not include the beef patty processing plant in Ohio.) It also includes eight plants and three innovation centers in China, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand and Australia.
“Keystone is a leading global protein company and will be a great addition to Tyson Foods,” said Tom Hayes, president and CEO of Tyson Foods. “This acquisition will expand our international presence and value-added production capabilities and help us deliver more value to our foodservice customers. Keystone provides a significant foundation for international growth with its in-country operations, sales and distribution network in high growth markets in the Asia Pacific region as well as exports to key markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. We look forward to serving customers with these additional capabilities and to welcoming Keystone’s dedicated team members to the Tyson Foods family.”
Keystone, which employs approximately 11,000 people, generated annual revenue of $2.5 billion and Adjusted EBITDA of $211 million in the last 12 months ending June 30, 2018, excluding non-controlling interest and other adjustments1. During the same period, the company generated approximately 65 percent of its revenue from U.S.-based production and the remaining 35 percent from its Asia Pacific plants.
1Please see the Keystone Foods Adjusted EBITDA reconciliation at the end of this release.
Tyson Foods expects the acquisition to be accretive to GAAP EPS in the third year and accretive to adjusted EPS in the first year excluding transaction-related costs as well as the incremental depreciation and amortization associated with the transaction. It also expects to generate annual synergies of approximately $50 million by the third year of the acquisition, driven by operational efficiencies, procurement savings, distribution and supply network optimization and other opportunities.
Terms and Closing
The transaction, which has been approved by Tyson Foods’ board of directors, is expected to close in mid-fiscal 2019. It is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.
Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC is acting as exclusive financial adviser to Tyson Foods on the acquisition, and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP is acting as its legal counsel.
A conference call will be held at 9 a.m. Eastern on Monday, Aug. 20. Participants may pre-register for the call at http://dpregister.com/10123208. Callers who pre-register will be given a conference passcode and unique PIN to gain immediate access to the call and bypass the operator. Participants may pre-register at any time, including up to and after the call has started. Those without internet access or who are unable to pre-register may dial in by calling toll free 1-844-890-1795, international toll 1-412-717-9589.
A live webcast will be available on the Tyson Foods Investor Relations website at http://ir.tyson.com. The webcast also can be accessed with the URL https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/1812837/239811CF7649EF0868EC3463B2940FA5.
A replay of the call will be available until Sept. 20 toll free at 1-877-344-7529, international toll 1-412-317-0088 or Canada toll free 855-669-9658. The replay access code is 10123208.
Keystone Foods prepares its consolidated financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards, as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (collectively, “IFRS”). Keystone Foods provided Tyson Foods with this reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA, which was derived from Keystone Foods’ historical unaudited financial statements for the twelve months ended June 30, 2018. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-IFRS measure used by Keystone Foods. Keystone Foods defined Adjusted EBITDA as profit from continuing operations, as adjusted for parent company fees, non-recurring expenses, amortization of biological assets, depreciation of tangible fixed assets and amortization of finite lived intangibles, finance expense, finance income, foreign currency and bank fees, tax expense and share of post-tax losses of equity accounted associates and joint ventures. Additionally, Keystone Foods provided Tyson Foods with further adjustments to its Adjusted EBITDA to eliminate the add-back of amortization of biological assets as well as deduct the proportionate share of Adjusted EBITDA attributable to minority interest holders (i.e. non-controlling interest). In accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (in accordance with which Tyson Foods prepares its consolidated financial statements), biological assets and the related expenses are not characterized as intangible assets or amortization expense. Additionally, several of Keystone Foods foreign consolidated subsidiaries are partially owned by minority interest holders. As a result, these adjustments have been eliminated in the above presentation of Adjusted EBITDA, and these adjustments are intended to provide investors with an understanding of the proportionate Adjusted EBITDA attributable to the interests being acquired by Tyson Foods.
Keystone Foods’ Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure defined under IFRS, should not be considered in isolation and should not be regarded as an alternative to profit/(loss) from continuing operations as a measure of operational performance or cash flows provided by operating activities as a measure of liquidity, or any other performance measure derived in accordance with IFRS.
Tyson Foods believes this presentation of Keystone Foods’ Adjusted EBITDA (as adjusted as described above) is useful and helps management, investors and rating agencies enhance their understanding of the expected impact of the Keystone Foods acquisition on Tyson Foods’ financial performance. However, Adjusted EBITDA does not have a standardized meaning, and different companies may use different Adjusted EBITDA definitions. Therefore, Keystone Foods definition of Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to the definitions used by other companies.
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