Alerus Financial Aligns Service Model and Branding With One Alerus Philosophy

Alerus Financial Aligns Service Model and Branding With One Alerus Philosophy
Alerus Financial Corporation

Customer Advocate Structure Means Access to Broad Base of Financial Services Through a Single Point of Contact

GRAND FORKS, ND — (Marketwired) — 04/17/15 – Alerus Financial Corporation (OTCQX: ALRS) has announced major changes to its branding and identity to align with customer expectations and the company’s service structure. The company has changed its logo and branding from “Alerus Financial” to “Alerus” to better reflect their customer advocate structure of One Alerus. This service philosophy is designed to provide customers a seamless connection to services and advice they need in the areas of banking, mortgage, retirement, and wealth management through one point of contact.

“The need to constantly adapt our business practices to meet customer expectations is one of the most challenging — and most rewarding — aspects of what we do,” said Alerus president and CEO Randy Newman. “Our customers have driven our evolvement to serving as a trusted advisor on multiple aspects of their financial well-being — whether that is in banking, mortgage, retirement or wealth management. Our new initiatives, especially our brand identity and a single advisor opening doors to multiple financial services, reflect that transformation.”

The Grand Forks-based company has grown and evolved from a single North Dakota bank to a broad-based professional financial services firm with locations in Arizona, Minnesota, Michigan, and New Hampshire. The company’s branding change comes after a period of growth and expansion, culminating with three acquisitions in 2014. In February of 2015, the company became the 50th bank to trade on theOTCQX marketplace, an investor-focused marketplace for companies that meet stringent requirements, including high financial standards, strong capitalization, and regular distribution of financial and company information.

Along with a modernized identity, the company has unveiled a number of technology-based initiatives designed to improve the customer experience for both personal and business finances. These include an updated online banking system for individual customers, a recently upgraded online system for business customers and a redesigned website,, featuring a much-improved user interface.

“We believe this branding change clarifies our identity within our current customers and markets and will carry us forward as we continue to grow.” added Newman. “We continue to take the steps and make the investments needed to provide an outstanding customer experience to all, whether they visit a branch, call us or engage with us digitally.”

About Alerus Financial Corporation Alerus Financial Corporation (“Alerus”), through its subsidiaries Alerus Financial, N.A., Alerus Securities Corporation, and Alerus Investment Advisors, Inc., offers business and consumer banking products and services, residential mortgage financing, employer-sponsored retirement plan administration, and wealth management including trust, brokerage, insurance, and asset management. Alerus banking and wealth management offices are located in Grand Forks and Fargo, North Dakota, the Minneapolis-St.Paul, Minnesota metropolitan area, and Scottsdale, Arizona. Alerus Retirement Solutions plan administration offices are located in St. Paul, Minnesota, East Lansing and Troy, Michigan, and Manchester, New Hampshire.

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Teleperformance and data security

Teleperformance and data security

PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Regulatory News:

Teleperformance (Paris:RCF), the worldwide leader in outsourced multichannel customer experience management, wishes to bring clarification to recent media releases and to today financial analysts’ reports mentioning a data security incident in a Teleperformance center in Mexico.

Teleperformance does not comment any specific situation involving a group client. It has confidentiality clauses signed with its clients that prohibit to comment any incident that may happen to a specific client.

The topic of data security breach is a current and ongoing concern shared by clients and providers all over the world. Frauds attempts have increased significantly over the last 18 months as it has been widely reported in the media. The data centers and the contact centers of companies and institutions that interact with large data bases are targeted. No matter if they are insourced or outsourced.

Teleperformance is not exception to the rule. Group management has taken the appropriate measures to reinforce its security practices and to reduce the negative impact of this phenomena. This means additional security expenses (operating expenses and capital expenditures), so an additional cost to be in business in Group’s cybersociety.

After analyzing the dynamics of its entire client portfolio, Teleperformance maintains its 2015 guidance in terms of revenues and results.

First quarter 2015 revenue press release will be published on Monday April 20, 2015 after the closing of the stockmarket (instead of April 22, 2015 initially planned). The conference call will be held that day at 6:15 p.m. Paris time.


Teleperformance, the worldwide leader in outsourced multichannel customer experience management, serves companies around the world with customer care, technical support, customer acquisition and debt collection programs. In 2014, it reported consolidated revenue of €2,758 million ($3,665 million, based on €1 = $1.33).

The Group operates around 135,000 computerized workstations, with more than 182,000 employees across around 270 contact centers in 62 countries and serving more than 160 markets. It manages programs in 75 languages and dialects on behalf of major international companies operating in a wide variety of industries.

Teleperformance shares are traded on the Euronext Paris market, Compartment A, and are eligible for the deferred settlement service. They are included in the following indices: STOXX 600, SBF 120, Next 150, CAC Mid 60 and CAC Support Services.

Symbol: RCF – ISIN: FR0000051807 – Reuters: ROCH.PA – Bloomberg: RCF FP

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Dassault Systèmes Names Scott Berkey Managing Director, North America

Dassault Systèmes Names Scott Berkey Managing Director, North America
Dassault Systèmes

Current SIMULIA brand CEO Will Accelerate Manufacturing Digitization and Company’s Leadership Position in the North American Experience Economy

WALTHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that Scott Berkey has been named Managing Director of Dassault Systèmes’ North American business. In his new position, Berkey will be responsible for managing and growing all aspects of Dassault Systèmes’ North American business operations. He will drive the company’s new dynamic to support customers and partners in the experience economy, with the accelerated digitization of its end-to-end industry solution experiences. Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE company and leader in PLM solutions, names Scott Berkey managing director of its North American operations. (Photo: Dassault Systèmes)

“It’s very gratifying to see Scott stepping into this new role after successfully positioning Dassault Systèmes’ SIMULIA brand as the world’s most innovative model-based simulation solution, most recently by enabling wide adoption of composites and other new materials in many industries and by establishing 3D simulation as the future of life sciences with The Living Heart project,” said Bernard Charlès, President & CEO, Dassault Systèmes. “North America is a huge market with great potential for Dassault Systèmes. The market dynamic, coupled with our innovation, position our 3DEXPERIENCE platform as the next major transformation for customers that are repositioning their portfolios in the experience economy.”

Berkey joined Dassault Systèmes in 2006 as Vice President of Worldwide Operations within the company’s SIMULIA brand, and was named CEO of SIMULIA in 2008, a role he will retain. In order to best serve customers and to be close to the key industries that Dassault Systèmes is working with, Berkey now heads a leadership team for seven regions within North America. Area heads for each of the regions have an on-the-ground leader to drive and meet the business requirements for customers and their unique industry and local needs.

Berkey brings almost thirty years of enterprise software experience to his new role. Prior to Dassault Systèmes, Berkey held senior executive positions at several companies, including multiple executive roles at Structural Dynamics Research Corporation (SDRC) and as CEO at both Proficiency and Axentis. While overseeing SIMULIA, Berkey’s improvements to the brand’s global operations led to increased revenue, profit and global market share.

Bruno Latchague, who preceded Berkey as Managing Director and drove the growth of the Americas market over the last two years, will continue to have overall responsibility for both North America and Latin America in his new role as Senior Executive Vice President, Global Field Operations (Americas), Industry Solutions & Indirect Channels.

“Dassault Systèmes has given me a wonderful opportunity and I’m looking forward to building on the success of my predecessors,” said Scott Berkey. “The North American market is poised for great growth, and I intend to maximize the opportunity by empowering our incredible team to do what they do best – give our customers business value with our 3DEXPERIENCE platform.”

The North American region produces approximately 30% of Dassault Systèmes’ total revenue, with more than 78,000 customers and 130 partners located throughout the region. Seven of the company’s 12 brands are headquartered in North America, staffed by more than 3,300 employees across 40 locations in the US and Canada. Fourteen of Dassault Systèmes’ strategic acquisitions have been based in North America. Dassault Systèmes’ North American-based customers include Procter & Gamble, Ford Motor Company, Tesla Motors, Bell Helicopter and Boeing.

About Dassault Systèmes

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported. Dassault Systèmes’ collaborative solutions foster social innovation, expanding possibilities for the virtual world to improve the real world. The group brings value to over 190,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries. For more information,

3DEXPERIENCE, the Compass icon, the 3DS logo, CATIA, SOLIDWORKS , ENOVIA, DELMIA, SIMULIA, GEOVIA, EXALEAD, 3D VIA, BIOVIA, NETVIBES, 3DSWYM and 3DEXCITE are commercial trademarks or registered trademarks of Dassault Systèmes or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries.

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Las Vegas Sands to Announce First Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Las Vegas Sands to Announce First Quarter 2015 Financial Results
Las Vegas Sands

LAS VEGAS, April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) announced today that it will release its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 on Wednesday, April 22, 2015.

The company will release its financial results shortly after the market close of the New York Stock Exchange and will host a conference call to discuss its results at approximately 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time (4:30 p.m. Eastern Time).

A webcast of the conference call may be accessed at the Investor Relations section of the company’s website at

About Las Vegas Sands Corp. 

Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) is the world’s leading developer and operator of Integrated Resorts. Our collection of Integrated Resorts in Asia and the United States feature state of the art convention and exhibition facilities, premium accommodations, world-class gaming and entertainment, destination retail and dining including celebrity chef restaurants, and many other amenities.

Our properties include the five-diamond Venetian and Palazzo resorts and Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Sands Bethlehem in Eastern Pennsylvania, and the iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.  Through its majority ownership in Sands China Ltd. (HK: 1928), LVS owns a portfolio of properties on the Cotai Strip in Macao, including The Venetian MacaoThe Plaza and Four Seasons Hotel Macao andSands Cotai Central, as well as the Sands Macao on the Macao Peninsula.

LVS is dedicated to being a good corporate citizen, anchored by the core tenets of delivering a great working environment for nearly 50,000 employees worldwide, driving impact through its Sands Cares corporate citizenship program and leading innovation with the company’s award-winning Sands ECO360o global sustainability program.  To learn more, please visit

Investment Community: Daniel Briggs (702) 414-1221
Media: Ron Reese (702) 414-3607


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Dais Analytic Corporation Appoints Eliza Wang to Board of Directors

Dais Analytic Corporation Appoints Eliza Wang to Board of Directors
Dais Analytic Corporation

Company’s Newest Director Brings Expertise in Commercial and Legal Matters Both in the United States and China; Joins on the Heels of Successful Business Development Trade Mission to China

ODESSA, FL — (Marketwired) — 04/17/15 — Dais Analytic Corporation (OTCQB: DLYT), a commercial nanotechnology materials business selling its industry-changing technology into the worldwide energy and water markets, today announced the appointment of Eliza Xuan Wang to the company’s Board of Directors.

Ms. Wang has been the Managing Attorney of The Meridian Law, A Professional Law Corporation, since 2009. She is licensed to practice law in both California and New York, where she specializes in venture capital, general civil and commercial litigation, and immigration matters.

Ms. Wang has a Bachelor of Law degree from China University of Political Science and Law (Beijing, China) and an L.L.M. degree from Hastings College of The Law, University of California. Her experience in commercial and legal matters in both the United States and China is a significant asset to the Company as it seeks to further its business initiatives in China and other parts of Asia where green technologies are sorely needed, as highlighted by a recently completed Business Development Trade Mission through the Department of Commerce.

“I’m both thrilled and honored with the opportunity to join Dais Analytic at such an exciting time for the company,” said Ms. Wang. “The renewed emphasis on environmental footprint and sustainability around the globe provides an incredible opportunity for Dais, and I look forward to seeing our technology having a positive impact worldwide.”

“We’re pleased to have Eliza join our Board of Directors and look forward to her leadership and insights,” said Tim Tangredi, CEO, Dais Analytic Corporation. “Her experience in both the US and China is a terrific asset for us as we look to conduct further business in Asia, so her appointment could not have come at a more opportune time.”

About Dais Analytic Corporation

Dais Analytic Corporation (DLYT – News) is a nanotechnology business producing a versatile family of membrane materials — called Aqualyte — focusing on evolutionary or disruptive air, energy and water applications. The uses include:

  • ConsERV™, a commercially available engineered energy recovery ventilator (an HVAC product) useful for efficient management of ventilation air’s temperature and moisture content using the energy found in the outgoing ‘stale’ air stream to pre-condition the incoming fresh air often saving energy, CO2, and allowing for equipment downsizing;
  • NanoClear™, an early beta-stage method for treating contaminated water (notably most all forms of industrial waste) to provide pure drinking water;
  • NanoAir™, an early beta-stage water-based, no fluorocarbon producing refrigerant cooling cycle useful to replace the existing gas based compression cooling cycle in most all forms of air conditioning and refrigeration saving a projected 50% in energy and CO2;
  • NanoCAP™, a prototype stage use of the Aqualyte™ family has shown itself to be a disruptive non-chemical energy-storage device which when completed will be useful in extending the value in renewable energy installations, transportation, consumer product uses, and ‘smart grid’ configurations.

Each use demonstrates the diversity of Dais’ core product — Aqualyte™ — the family of nano-structured polymers and engineered processes having a focus on minimizing consumption of irreplaceable natural resources, and ending the degradation of our environment. To find out more about Dais please, and to learn more about ConsERV™ please

Safe Harbor Statement This press release includes statements that may constitute forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as “will,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “future,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” and similar statements. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about the Company’s beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. For example, statements about the future sales volume are forward looking and subject to risks. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks outlined in the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

Press Contact:
Eric Fischgrund
(O) 646 699 1148

Source: Dais Analytic Corporation

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