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KEY FIGURESRevenue1st quarter 2021 €266.5 millionGrowth at constant exchange rates and scope 1 +22.6% of which companion animals +25.1% food-producing animals +19.2%Growth at constant exchange rates +12.3% Total growth +7.6%+17.5% excl. Sentinel 1 Growth at constant exchange rates and scope is the organic growth of sales, excluding the impact of exchange rate changes, by calculating the indicator for the financial year in question and that for the previous financial year on the basis of identical exchange rates (the exchange rate used is that in effect for the previous financial year), and excluding the impact of changes in scope, by calculating the indicator for the financial year in question on the basis of the scope of consolidation for the previous financial year, and by excluding sales of Sentinel for the two financial years in question. Quarterly consolidated revenueOur revenue in the first quarter amounted to €266.5 million, with a substantial increase of +17.5% excluding Sentinel (+7.6% in real terms) compared to the same period in 2020, despite an unfavorable base effect linked to advance purchases recorded in the first quarter of 2020 before the various lockdowns. At constant exchange rates and scope, growth was +22.6%, driven by the dynamism of the animal health market (increase in visits to veterinarians), except for Chile, and the successful execution of our strategy in all geographical areas. Our actual performance was significantly impacted by the impairment of certain currencies, particularly the US dollar, the Indian rupee, the Brazilian real and finally, the Mexican peso. Our growth in the first quarter was driven mainly by the performance of Asia-Pacific, Europe and the United States (excluding Sentinel). In Asia-Pacific, real-rate growth is +29.3% (+32.8% at constant exchange rates). India continues to drive growth in the area, accounting for more than half of it; Australia, China, Thailand and Vietnam also contribute to strong area growth. In Europe, revenue grew +12.4% at real rates (+13.0% at constant rates). The main contributors to this performance were France, Italy, Spain, Benelux and the area’s Export and OTC activities, driven by strong momentum in the companion animal ranges (in particular specialty ranges, internal parasiticides and petfood) as well as products for ruminants. In the United States, first-quarter activity excluding Sentinel showed a marked increase of +67.9% (+84.7% at constant exchange rates). It benefited from sustained sales across all ranges, with a rebound in the dental range in particular, which had been severely impacted at the same time last year by the health situation, which led to a drop in clinic visits. It should also be noted that this range benefited, in addition to sales in clinics, from strong growth in online sales. Specialty products, dermatology and recently launched products (Senergy and Stelfonta) are also supporting American growth. In Latin America, excluding Chile, the Group had an excellent start to the year. Activity grew by +9.8% at real rates (+30.2% at constant exchange rates), due in particular to contributions by Brazil and Mexico. Finally, in Chile, activity in the first quarter is down, as anticipated, by -20.7% at real rates (-15.9% at constant rates), due to the drop in salmon smolts placed in the water last year following the health crisis and the closure of restaurants. In terms of species, companion animal activity grew overall by +4.3% at constant exchange rates and +25.1% excluding Sentinel (+0.7% at actual exchange rates and scope), mainly driven by very good double-digit growth in the specialty, dental, parasiticide, dermatology and petfood ranges. The cat and dog vaccine range is slightly down compared to the first quarter of 2020, due to our production and stock-out problems in the second half of 2020. The return to normal in terms of supply for this range is taking place gradually and should continue over the year. The food-producing animals segment also showed strong growth of +19.2% at constant rates (+13.2% at actual exchange rates and scope), mainly driven by the ruminants sector (+29.5% at constant rates); whereas the aquaculture sector is, as previously explained, significantly down (-15.9% at constant exchange rates) compared to the same period in 2020. OutlookThe animal health sector has shown very good resilience in 2020 and very good momentum in the first quarter of 2021. A number of indicators, such as visits to veterinarians, companion animal adoptions, etc., seem to be trending very positively and should support the growth of the animal health market in 2021 at a much higher level than initially anticipated. In this context, we are revising our annual outlook. We currently anticipate revenue growth at constant rates and scope of between 6% and 10% (i.e. between 3% and 7% at constant rates and real perimeter), as well as a ratio of “current operating profit, before depreciation of assets arising from acquisitions” over “revenue” which should be between 12% and 14% at constant exchange rates. Furthermore, we anticipate an unfavorable impact of exchange rates on revenue of approximately €15 million linked to the strong impairment of currencies. For the coming months, and although the fundamentals of our industry remain solid, depending on the duration, geographical expansion and the resulting economic and social consequences, the health crisis could impact our business, particularly in terms of supplies (supply of certain consumables for the production of vaccines, etc.). As explained previously, we have implemented a set of measures and daily monitoring to prevent and limit potential impacts (crisis management system, supply chain and inventory management policies, readjustment of the targets of our safety stocks, business continuity plans for industrial sites, sourcing diversification policies and strengthening relationships with our strategic suppliers, etc.). In addition, our global presence in terms of geographic areas and species, our highly diversified product portfolio, our different distribution channels, the very strong responsiveness and adaptability of our teams through our organizational model, as well as the robustness of our financial situation are assets that will enable us to face the financial consequences of this pandemic. However, we remain vigilant to developments in the situation in the coming months, and are mobilized to address them. Focusing on animal health, from the beginningAt Virbac, we provide innovative solutions to veterinarians, farmers and animal owners in more than 100 countries around the world. Covering more than 50 species, our range of products and services enables to diagnose, prevent and treat the majority of pathologies. Every day, we are committed to improving animals’ quality of life and to shaping together the future of animal health. Virbac: NYSE Euronext - compartment A – ISIN code: FR0000031577/SYMBOL: VIRPFinancial Affairs Department: tel. 04 92 08 71 32 - email: email@example.com - Website: corporate.virbac.com Attachment Virbac _Q1_2021 Sales
Today, Landsbankinn concluded a covered bond auction where two series were offered for sale. In total, 21 bids were received in the auction for the total amount of ISK 5,960m. A total of 3 bids for ISK 740m were received in the series LBANK CB 23 at 2.47%-2.51% yield. No bids were accepted in the series. A total of 18 bids for ISK 5,220m were received in the series LBANK CB 25 at 3.11%-3.18% yield. Bids in the amount of ISK 4,220m were accepted in the series at 3.15% yield. Following the tap issuance, the total amount issued in the series will be ISK 19,800m. The bonds are scheduled to be admitted to trading on Nasdaq Iceland on 23 April 2021. Arion banki, Islandsbanki and Kvika act as market makers for covered bonds issued by Landsbankinn. Covered bonds issued by Landsbankinn are rated A- with stable outlook by S&P Global Ratings. The covered bonds are issued in accordance with a license from the Financial Supervisory Authority (FME), with reference to act. no. 11/2008 and FME‘s rules no. 528/2008. Further information on the bonds and the cover pool is available on Landsbankinn‘s website, www.landsbankinn.is/covered-bonds.
Rueil Malmaison, 15 April 2021 VINCI Energies to build electricity infrastructures in Benin 1,500 km of power lines and distribution networks and 11 transformer stationsWorks lasting three years Contract worth €292 million VINCI Energies has signed a contract worth €292 million with the Ministry of Economy and Finance and the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Benin for the construction of electricity transmission and distribution infrastructures. Its financing is supported by the French authorities. Overall, the works will involve more than 900 people and will last for three years. They cover the construction of 500 km of extra-high and high voltage overhead and underground power lines, more than 1,000 km of medium and low voltage distribution networks and the connection of several thousand homes. Seven extra-high voltage transformer stations will also be built, and works will be done to extend the capacity of four existing high voltage stations. Local teams will benefit from training and transfer of expertise with the support of VINCI Energies’ French and Moroccan subsidiaries. The project, which covers eight of Benin’s twelve “départements”, will contribute to the country’s socio-economic development by meeting residents’ energy requirements and by supplying several economic and industrial activity zones currently under development, including an airport, an administrative city, a hospital and new residential areas. It forms part of Benin’s Programme for Sustainable and Secure Access to Electrical Energy, which aims to ensure universal, secure and reliable access to electricity both for the population and for industrial and strategic sites. “In addition to our full mobilisation on the ground to ensure the technical success of this project, we have committed to training 300 young technicians while it is being completed. We are very happy to be embarking upon this collaboration with the Benin authorities and with local communities, which will pave the way for a permanent foothold in Benin and will support the local economy with the jobs created. This is in fact the basis of our companies’ development model,” said Arnaud Grison, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of VINCI Energies. About VINCI VINCI is a global player in concessions and construction, employing more than 217,000 people in some 100 countries. We design, finance, build and operate infrastructure and facilities that help improve daily life and mobility for all. Because we believe in all-round performance, we are committed to operating in an environmentally, socially responsible and ethical manner. And because our projects are in the public interest, we consider that reaching out to all our stakeholders and engaging in dialogue with them is essential in the conduct of our business activities. Based on that approach, VINCI’s ambition is to create long-term value for its customers, shareholders, employees, partners and society in general. www.vinci.com This press release is an official information document of the VINCI Group PRESS CONTACT VINCI Press Department Tel: +33 (0)1 47 16 31 82 firstname.lastname@example.org Attachment CPVINCI_ENERGIEBENIN_20210415_VA
Very strong revenue growth in Q1 2021 Q1 2021 revenues of €1,818 million, up +22.0% on a reported basis and +21.7% on a like-for-like basis1 compared to Q1 2020, against the backdrop of the ongoing health crisis Continued strong digital momentum with an online sales growth of +45%, representing 28% of revenues, in a quarter when a number of stores were closed in the various countries in which the Group operates Launch of the new 2025 strategic plan Everyday, and changes in the organization of the Executive Committee to support the ambitions of this new plan New financing structure allowing the Group to strengthen its financial flexibility with a long-term maturity profile and continue to optimize the average cost of its debt Enrique Martinez, Chief Executive Officer of Fnac Darty, declared: "In line with the Q4 2020 performance, this first quarter was driven by strong sales momentum in the technical and home equipment markets. Despite the severe restrictions on access to stores in our various countries of operation, the Group was able to rely on the strength of its omnichannel model and the relevance of its digital offer, which represents 28% of the quarter's activity. In this unprecedented context, Fnac Darty has demonstrated its strength and ambitions by launching its new strategic plan Everyday and aligning its organization in order to achieve this ambitious project focused on advice, sustainability and service, becoming the benchmark for responsible commerce in its markets. The Group remains attentive of future developments in the current health situation and any possible impact on its commercial activities. ” FIRST QUARTER 2021 REVENUE Q1 2021In €m Change vs Q1 2020 Reported Like-for-Like1 France and Switzerland 1,505 +24.8% +24.5% Iberian Peninsula 145 +3.5% +3.0% Belgium and Luxembourg 168 +16.7% +16.3% Group 1,818 +22.0% +21.7% FIRST QUARTER 2021 HIGHLIGHTS Revenue by reporting segment Group revenues amounted to €1,818 million in the first quarter of 2021, up +21.7% on a like-for-like basis1 and +22.0% on a reported basis. This solid performance was achieved despite the health restrictions that persisted throughout the quarter in all the countries in which the Group operates. In France, for example, new health measures were introduced in January with the introduction of a national curfew from 6 p.m. and, in some regions, the closure of stores and shopping malls of more than 20,000m² initially, then of more than 10,000m² in a second phase. In Switzerland, all the stores were closed for a month and a half, although it was possible to make click & collect sales. Finally, in the Iberian Peninsula, traffic limits and time restrictions in stores continued to penalize sales. The very strong revenue growth in Q1 2021 was underpinned by the sales generated through the digital channel as well as by the transfer of some of the sales from closed stores to stores that remained open, underlining the importance of the omnichannel model. In addition, this strong performance, driven by lockdown-related product categories such as working from home and home well-being, also benefits from a favorable comparison base effect related to the 1st lockdown that started on March 15, 2020, during which almost the entire store network was closed. France-Switzerland In the first quarter, sales in the France-Switzerland segment amounted to €1,505 million, up sharply by +24.8% on a reported basis and +24.5% on a like-for-like basis1, despite the continued health restrictions during the quarter. This performance was supported in particular by the strong growth in online sales of +40% during the quarter. In addition, the franchise showed solid growth during the quarter up +60% compared to Q1 2020. The region benefited from continued strong growth in household appliances, driven by all categories of large and small domestic appliances. In addition, all categories of consumer electronics are up, driven in particular by the working from home, television and telephony segments. Editorial products are also showing strong momentum, driven by books, gaming and audio, while video is declining. The diversification categories are reporting growth driven by the strong performance of the Urban Mobility, Home & Design and Games & Toys segments. Lastly, services were stable over the quarter, despite store traffic still being penalized by the health restrictions in force and the continued decline in ticketing activities. Iberian Peninsula Revenues in the Iberian Peninsula reached €145 million, up +3.5% on a reported basis and +3.0% on a like-for-like basis1, in an unfavorable macroeconomic context with continuing health restrictions. Digital platforms posted double-digit growth in the quarter, more than offsetting the negative impact of the health restrictions on stores. In Spain, sales were driven by the strong performance of technical products, particularly in categories related to working from home, while editorial products and services were down. In Portugal, the strong momentum in technical products and services more than offset the decline in editorial products. Belgium and Luxembourg Revenue for the Belgium-Luxembourg region reached €168 million, up by +16.7% on a reported basis and +16.3% on a like-for-like basis1. This increase, resulting in particular from the continued growth of sales in domestic appliances and technical products, was driven by the very strong momentum in e-commerce sales and resilience of in-store sales despite restrictions still being in force during the quarter. Gross margin rate Gross margin rate was down during the quarter due to the negative impact of the decline in ticketing sales, still penalized by government measures imposed on the entertainment industry, and the dilutive technical effect of the franchise. Excluding these two items, the gross margin rate increased slightly in the quarter compared to Q1 2020. Operational progress and continuation of the Group's responsible commitment Fnac Darty has initiated the roll out of its strategic plan Everyday by continuing to strengthen the Group's omnichannel platform, services and its sustainability actions. During the quarter, e-commerce activities showed a solid growth of +45%, representing 28% of Group revenues compared to 23% the year before. The gains from new online customers continued during the quarter with more than 1 million active new online customers identified over the period. In order to support increasingly digital purchasing behavior of consumers, and as part of its continuous improvement of the customer experience, the Group has developed video and chat features to advise its customers in their online shopping journey. This innovative service, which provides a customized and immersive experience with the quality of in-store sales expertise at any time on the Internet, will gradually be extended to the Group's entire store network. In addition, the click & collect dynamic remained strong thanks to the Group’s dense territorial coverage. Fnac Darty continued to expand during the quarter with the opening of three new stores, including two franchises. The total number of stores now stands at 910, including 346 franchises at the end of March. Diversification categories were strengthened with double-digit growth recorded in the Home & Design, Urban Mobility and Games & Toys segments. Fnac Darty has also continued to expand its range of premium products to cover the entire Urban Mobility offer. An exclusive partnership was concluded during the quarter with RED Electric, the French leader in electric scooters, for the distribution of its innovative E model. The Group has made customer safety a priority and is partnering with En Voiture Simone to offer a training course in the Highway Code when purchasing an urban mobility product. In this area, Fnac Darty has continued its social and environmental responsibility initiatives. The Group also signed a renewable electricity sales contract with Solvay and a wind farm in Occitania operated by Valeco to supply the Group's sites in France with green electricity. The electricity produced by the wind farm covers 14% of the annual consumption of the Group's French sites. At the same time, as part of the ambitious recruitment drive announced in its new strategic plan Everyday, Fnac Darty has announced its intention to recruit 500 employees on permanent contracts in 2021 for strategic and high-performing positions in its remote after-sales service or kitchen design/sales. In addition, the Group is committed to training its employees and has opened six classes this quarter to train its future household appliance repair technicians in Paris, Lyon and Marseille. Launch of the new strategic plan Everyday, and changes to the Executive Committee On February 23, Fnac Darty unveiled its new strategic plan Everyday with the ambition of being, both on a daily basis and over the long term, a key ally for consumers, helping them to be sustainable in their consumption habits and daily household tasks. The launch of Everyday is based on three ambitions that are to be achieved by 2025: Embodying new standards for successful digital and human omnichannel retail in the future;Helping consumers adopt sustainable practices;Rolling out the benchmark subscription-based home assistance service. The purpose of the various strategic drivers is to increase recurring cash generation, with a cumulative free cash flow from operations4 objective of around €500 million over the period 2021-2023 and at least €240 million on an annual basis from 2025. This growing generation of cash, coupled with a level of financial debt that will remain controlled and manageable for the company over the long term5, will enable it to finance its activity through external growth operations and to ensure a regular return to shareholders with, as of this year, the proposal to distribute a dividend of €1.0 per share for 20206. In order to support the coherent implementation of this new strategic plan, changes to the Executive Committee have been effective since March 30, 2021, allowing for a more pronounced representation of the plan's ambitions for Customers, Digital and Services. New financing strategy and improvement of the Group's credit profile During the quarter, Fnac Darty restructured its long-term debt with a longer maturity profile, diversified its financing sources, optimized cost and secured long-term liquidity in line with the recurring cash generation objectives of the new strategic plan Everyday. The Group has therefore: Managed full repayment of its €500 million State-guaranteed loan (Prêt Garanti par l’Etat, PGE),Successfully placed a bond convertible into new shares and/or exchangeable for existing shares (Obligation Convertible En Action Nouvelle ou Existante, OCEANE) maturing in 2027, for an amount of €200 million, and finally,Extended its RCF line of credit to €500 million with a maximum maturity of 2028 and repaid the Senior Term Loan Facility of €200 million maturing in April 2023. Finally, in March 2021, the rating agencies S&P and Moody's both raised their outlook from "negative" to "stable" associated with their respective Fnac Darty 'BB' and 'Ba2' credit ratings. OUTLOOK In an uncertain environment, with the Group anticipating a first half of 2021 still disrupted by the health crisis and a second half characterized by more normalized operating conditions, the Group remains confident but cautious about the performance of its markets in 2021. On the date of this press release, the health crisis is still present in all countries in which the Group operates. Thus, restrictions remain in France and were recently reinforced with the announcement, at the end of March, of a 3rd nationwide lockdown for a period of four weeks. This means the closure of shopping malls and stores larger than 10,000m² throughout the country, as well as the closure of non-essential departments (large domestic appliances, kitchens and games & toys) in the Fnac and Darty stores that remain open, which can also offer click & collect. In Belgium, the government has also implemented a strict lockdown since the end of March for a period of four weeks, with mandatory appointments for shopping in stores selling products deemed non-essential, like those sold by Vanden Borre. Finally, in the Iberian Peninsula, restrictions remain in place with the continuation of traffic limits and time restrictions in stores. The Group also notes that it does not anticipate a return to normal in Ticketing activities until the second half of 2021 at best. Finally, the recovery of economic activity in the Iberian Peninsula is expected to be slower than the other countries in which the Group operates. Therefore, despite a very encouraging start to the year in a health context which is still uncertain, the Group maintains its outlook for 2021, targeting a slight growth in revenues and current operating income compared to 2020. FIRST QUARTER 2021 REVENUE Enrique Martinez, Chief Executive Officer, and Jean-Brieuc Le Tinier, Group Chief Financial Officer, will host a conference call for investors and analysts on April 15, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. (Paris time), 5:30 p.m. (UK), 12:30 p.m. (East Coast USA). A presentation will be broadcast live by clicking on the following link: here Conference call dial-in numbers:France: +33 1 70 71 01 59Access code: 87696637# Germany: +49 69 222225429UK: + 44 207 194 3759US: +1 646 722-4916Access code: 51358586# CONTACTS ANALYSTS/ INVESTORS Stéphanie Laval email@example.com+33 (0)1 55 21 52 53 Marina Louvard firstname.lastname@example.org+33 (0)1 72 28 17 08 PRESS Audrey Bouchard email@example.com+33 (0)6 17 25 03 77 Alexandra Redin firstname.lastname@example.org+33 (0)6 66 26 05 18 APPENDIX STORE NETWORK 31-Dec-20 Opening Closing 31-Mar-21 France and Switzerland* 751 2 0 753 Traditional Fnac 95 0 0 95 Suburban Fnac 17 0 0 17 Travel Fnac 29 0 0 29 Proximity Fnac 67 0 0 67 Fnac Connect 14 0 0 14 Darty 432 2 0 434 Fnac/Darty France 1 0 0 1 Nature & Découvertes** 96 0 0 96 Of which franchised stores 339 2 0 341 Iberian Peninsula 72 1 1 72 Traditional Fnac 50 1 1 50 Suburban Fnac 0 0 0 0 Travel Fnac 2 0 0 2 Proximity Fnac 16 0 0 16 Fnac Connect 4 0 0 4 Of which franchised stores 5 0 0 5 Belgium and Luxembourg 85 0 0 85 Traditional Fnac*** 12 0 0 12 Suburban Fnac 0 0 0 0 Travel Fnac 0 0 0 0 Proximity Fnac 1 0 0 1 Fnac Connect 0 0 0 0 Darty 72 0 0 72 Of which franchised stores 0 0 0 0 Fnac Darty Group 908 3 1 910 Traditional Fnac 157 1 1 157 Suburban Fnac 17 0 0 17 Travel Fnac 31 0 0 31 Proximity Fnac 84 0 0 84 Fnac Connect 18 0 0 18 Darty 504 2 0 506 Fnac/Darty 1 0 0 1 Nature & Découvertes 96 0 0 96 Of which franchised stores 344 2 0 346 *Including 11 Fnac stores abroad: two in Tunisia, three in Morocco, one in Congo, one in Cameroon, two in Ivory Coast, two in Qatar and two Darty stores in Tunisia; 17 stores in the French overseas territories** Nature & Découvertes and its subsidiaries are managed from France. Including four stores in Belgium, one store in Luxembourg and seven franchises in Switzerland. ***Including one store in Luxembourg, which is managed from Belgium DEFINITIONS OF ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE INDICATORS CHANGE IN REVENUE ON A LIKE-FOR-LIKE BASIS (CONSTANT EXCHANGE RATES, COMPARABLE SCOPE OF CONSOLIDATION AND ON A SAME-STORE BASIS)The change in revenues on a like-for-like basis means that the impact of exchange rate fluctuations has been excluded, that the effect of changes in scope has been corrected (acquisition, disposal of subsidiary) and that the effect of directly-owned store openings and closures since January 1 of year N-1 has been excluded. This indicator can be used to measure the change in revenues excluding the effect of changes in foreign exchange rates, scopes of consolidation and directly-owned store openings and closings. 1 Like-for-like: excludes the effect of changes in foreign exchange rates and scope of consolidation, and directly owned store openings and closures. Indicator defined in the 2020 Universal Registration Document filed with the AMF on March 19, 2021. 4 Excluding IFRS 16. 5 Maximum lever equal to 2.0x. Ratio (net debt/EBITDA) excluding IFRS16, which will be assessed at the end of June each year. 6 Proposal submitted to a vote at the General Meeting on May 27, 2021. Attachment Fnac_Darty_CP_T1 2021_VEN_VDEF
Paris, 15th April 2021 – 17:45 COFACE SA anticipates a net profit above €50m for the first quarter The Board of Directors of COFACE SA met on April 15th 2021 and examined non audited preliminary financial information. The good operating performance achieved by Coface since the beginning of the Covid crisis, combined with an economic environment with a still low level of bankruptcies, should translate into a net profit above €50m for the first quarter. However, the number of bankruptcies should logically increase during the exit phase of the sanitary crisis and the withdrawal of support actions to the economy. Coface will report its Q1-2021 numbers on Tuesday 27 April 2021 (after market). CONTACTS MEDIA RELATIONS Saphia GAOUAOUIT. +33 (0)1 49 02 14 email@example.com Amélie RIVENETT. +33 (0)7 64 44 65 83amélie.firstname.lastname@example.orgANALYSTS / INVESTORS Thomas JACQUETT. +33 (0)1 49 02 12 email@example.com Benoit CHASTELT. +33 (0)1 49 02 22 firstname.lastname@example.org FINANCIAL CALENDAR 2020/2021 (subject to change)Q1-2021 results: 27 April 2021 (after market close)Annual General Shareholders’ Meeting 2020: 12 May 2021H1-2021 results: 28 July 2021 (after market close)9M-2021 results: 28 October 2021 (after market close) FINANCIAL INFORMATIONThis press release, as well as COFACE SA’s integral regulatory information, can be found on the Group’s website:http://www.coface.com/Investors For regulated information on Alternative Performance Measures (APM),please refer to our Interim Financial Report for S1-2020 and our 2020 Universal Registration Document. Coface: for tradeWith 75 years of experience and the most extensive international network, Coface is a leader in trade credit insurance and adjacent specialty services, including Factoring, Single Risk insurance, Bonding and Information services. Coface’s experts work to the beat of the global economy, helping ~50,000 clients build successful, growing, and dynamic businesses across the world. Coface helps companies in their credit decisions. The Group's services and solutions strengthen their ability to sell by protecting them against the risks of non-payment in their domestic and export markets. In 2020, Coface employed ~4,450 people and registered a turnover of €1.45 billion.www.coface.com COFACE SA is quoted in Compartment A of Euronext ParisCode ISIN: FR0010667147 / Mnémonique : COFA DISCLAIMER - Certain declarations featured in this press release may contain forecasts that notably relate to future events, trends, projects or targets. By nature, these forecasts include identified or unidentified risks and uncertainties, and may be affected by many factors likely to give rise to a significant discrepancy between the real results and those stated in these declarations. Please refer to chapter 5 “Main risk factors and their management within the Group” of the Coface Group's 2020 Universal Registration Document filed with AMF on 31 March 2021 under the number D.21-0233 in order to obtain a description of certain major factors, risks and uncertainties likely to influence the Coface Group's businesses. The Coface Group disclaims any intention or obligation to publish an update of these forecasts, or provide new information on future events or any other circumstance. Attachment 2021 04 15 PR Q1-2021 Net income announcement
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Two seasoned MedTech sales executives join the Company to lead regional rollouts of the PURE EP System (TM), an electrophysiology system for arrhythmia proceduresWestport, CT, April 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BioSig Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSGM) (“BioSig” or the “Company”), a medical technology company commercializing an innovative signal processing platform designed to improve signal fidelity and uncover the full range of ECG and intra-cardiac signals, today announced that it added two experienced electrophysiology Regional Directors to lead commercial expansion across Southeast and Central regions. Mr. Robert Sandler, appointed to lead regional sales across Texas, brings to the Company over 25 years of sales experience in medical devices. Before joining BioSig, Mr. Sandler led regional sales at CardioFocus, Inc. and Cardiva Medical, Inc. Earlier in his career, he was responsible for the Dallas market at Biosense Webster, a Johnson&Johnson company. Mr. Timothy Jones, appointed to lead regional sales across Florida, has over 20 years of medical equipment sales and sales management experience. Previously, Mr. Jones led high-performing commercial teams at CR Bard for Bard Electrophysiology and Bard Access Systems. Most recently, Mr. Jones was employed by Boston Scientific Corp., where he led regional sales for its Augmenix division. "We are very pleased to welcome Rob and Tim to our expanding commercial team. Their combined industry expertise, proven track record in medical device sales, and strong relationships in the Texas and Florida electrophysiology markets will allow us to accelerate our commercial sales in these strategically important regions,” commented Kenneth L. Londoner, Chairman, and CEO of BioSig Technologies, Inc. With over 350 electrophysiology labs, Florida and Texas offer some of the largest clinical footprints in the country. BioSig’s PURE EPTM System is currently installed in eight medical centers of excellence across the country, including Mayo Clinic Florida Campus in Jacksonville, Florida, Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin, TX, and Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, TX. The Company previously announced that it completed commercial sales to St. David’s HealthCare and Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. The Company expects to triple its customer base in 2021. One in 18 Americans suffers from cardiac arrhythmia. Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia type, affecting over 33 million people worldwide, including over 6 million in the U.S. The number of people suffering from atrial fibrillation is expected to reach 8-12 million by 2050.1 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), atrial fibrillation causes more than 750,000 hospitalizations in the U.S. each year, resulting in approximately $6 billion in healthcare spending annually2. About BioSig Technologies BioSig Technologies is a medical technology company commercializing a proprietary biomedical signal processing platform designed to improve signal fidelity and uncover the full range of ECG and intra-cardiac signals (www.biosig.com). The Company’s first product, PURE EPTM System is a computerized system intended for acquiring, digitizing, amplifying, filtering, measuring and calculating, displaying, recording and storing of electrocardiographic and intracardiac signals for patients undergoing electrophysiology (EP) procedures in an EP laboratory. Forward-looking Statements This press release contains “forward-looking statements.” Such statements may be preceded by the words “intends,” “may,” “will,” “plans,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “projects,” “predicts,” “estimates,” “aims,” “believes,” “hopes,” “potential” or similar words. Forward- looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, are based on certain assumptions and are subject to various known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company’s control, and cannot be predicted or quantified and consequently, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, risks and uncertainties associated with (i) the geographic, social and economic impact of COVID-19 on our ability to conduct our business and raise capital in the future when needed, (ii) our inability to manufacture our products and product candidates on a commercial scale on our own, or in collaboration with third parties; (iii) difficulties in obtaining financing on commercially reasonable terms; (iv) changes in the size and nature of our competition; (v) loss of one or more key executives or scientists; and (vi) difficulties in securing regulatory approval to market our products and product candidates. More detailed information about the Company and the risk factors that may affect the realization of forward-looking statements is set forth in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Investors and security holders are urged to read these documents free of charge on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. The Company assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. 1 Top 10 Things You should Know About Heart Rhythm; Scripps Health. 2 Managing Atrial Fibrillation; Lisa Eramom MA, Medical Economics Journal, February 25, 2019, Volume 96, Issue 4 CONTACT: Andrew Ballou BioSig Technologies, Inc. Vice President, Investor Relations 54 Wilton Road, 2nd floor Westport, CT 06880 email@example.com 203-409-5444, x133
PRESS RELEASE April 15th, 2021 Aéroports de Paris SAMarch 2021 traffic figures Groupe ADP total traffic1 is down by -32.2 % in March 2021 compared to March 2020, with 8.6 million passengers welcomed for the entire network of operated airports. It stands at 33.1% of the March 2019 group traffic1. At Paris Aéroport alone, with 1.3 million passengers welcomed, the traffic decreased by -63.2% in March 2021 compared to March 2020. It stands at 15.3% of the March 2019 Paris Aéroport traffic. Paris-Charles de Gaulle welcomed 0.9 million passengers in March 2021 (-64.1% versus March 2020) and Paris-Orly 0.4 million passengers (‑61.3% versus March 2020). At Paris-Charles de Gaulle, only terminals 2E and 2F are currently opened in order to handle the entirety of commercial passenger flights. At Paris-Orly, only Orly 2 and 3 are currently opened in order to handle the entirety of commercial passenger flights. Regarding Groupe ADP's international platforms, the Hajj terminal at Jeddah in Saudi Arabia is closed, as well as Nosy Be airport in Madagascar since March 29th. The other airports are open to commercial flights, although some local restrictions may apply. The travel restrictions have been tightened in a number of countries since March with the resurgence of the pandemic. Delhi and Hyderabad airports are open for domestic and international commercial flights limited to the countries India has signed bilateral agreements with. In Paris Aéroport and in March 20212: International traffic (excluding Europe, including French Overseas Territories) was down (-69.5%), due to the decrease of all the destinations: North America (-81.4%), Asia-Pacific (-78.5%), Latin America (‑76.4%), the Middle East (-67.7%), Africa (‑54.4%); European traffic (excluding France) was down by -66.1%; Traffic within mainland France was down by -37.0%;Traffic with the French Overseas Territories (included within the international traffic) was down by -73.4%;The number of connecting passengers decreased by -54.4%. The connecting rate stood at 33.1%, up by 5.8 points compared with March 2020. Since the beginning of the year, Groupe ADP total traffic is down by -60.2% compared to 2020, at 24.9 million passengers, standing at 33.2% of the group traffic over the same period in 2019, while traffic in Paris Aéroport is down by -75.1%, at 4.7 million passengers, standing at 19.7% of the traffic over the same period in 2019. Passenger traffic at TAV Airports, 46.4%-owned by Groupe ADP3, decreased by -16.7% in March 20212, and by -59.3% since the beginning of the year. Passenger traffic at Santiago de Chile Airport, 45%-owned by Groupe ADP, decreased by -49.8% in March 20212, and by -66.8% since the beginning of the year. Passenger traffic at Amman Airport, 51%-owned by Groupe ADP, decreased by -35.9% in March 20212, and by -70.3% since the beginning of the year. Passenger traffic at GMR Airports, 49%-owned by Groupe ADP since July 20204, decreased by -7.3% in March 20212, and by -42.1% since the beginning of the year. Passengers Mar. 2021 % change 2021/2020 Jan.- Mar. 2021 % change 2021/2020 Last 12 months % change 2021/2020 Paris-CDG 899,107 -64.1% 2,896,108 -77.9% 12,060,645 -83.4% Paris-Orly 430,153 -61.3% 1,773,011 -68.7% 6,898,921 -77.2% Total Paris Aéroport 1,329,260 -63.2% 4,669,119 -75.1% 18,895,956 -81.6% Santiago de Chile 637,412 -49.8% 2,034,226 -66.8% 4,442,732 -81.3% Amman 159,832 -35.9% 450,378 -70.3% 983,192 -88.5% New Delhi 3,412,670 -3.2% 9,701,424 -37.9% 22,583,736 -66.4% Hyderabad 1,094,832 5.0% 3,324,446 -31.0% 8,046,584 -62.7% Cebu 82,703 -78.4% 208,256 -91.4% 516,427 -95.7% Total GMR Airports 4,590,205 -7.3% 13,234,126 -42.1% 31,146,747 -69.1% Antalya 559,332 +2.0% 1,146,229 -50.9% 8,582,971 -75.6% Ankara 447,180 -23.7% 1,104,350 -56.7% 3,609,740 -71.7% Izmir 455,556 -9.8% 1,132,036 -48.3% 4,403,853 -62.6% Bodrum 68,933 +27.6% 160,493 -27.0% 1,434,124 -66.4% Gazipaşa Alanya 24,416 +34.1% 60,275 -22.8% 256,606 -75.8% Medina 106,865 -43.7% 327,539 -80.9% 864,370 -89.2% Tunisia 6,782 -73.5% 28,968 -77.7% 233,944 -92.1% Georgia 61,524 -29.0% 103,720 -80.3% 218,079 -94.5% North Macedonia 51,104 -35.7% 155,200 -63.9% 507,889 -80.7% Zagreb(5) 43,731 -54.9% 113,328 -76.6% 553,817 -83.3% Total TAV Airports 1,825,423 -16.7% 4,332,138 -59.3% 20,665,393 -76.2% Aircraft Movements Mar. 2021 % change 2021/2020 Jan.- Mar. 2021 % change 2021/2020 Last 12 months % change 2021/2020 Paris-CDG 13,488 -41.4% 38,967 -59.3% 155,632 -67.7% Paris-Orly 4 410 -53.1% 15,783 -61.8% 57,493 -72.5% Total Paris Aéroport 17,898 -44.8% 54,750 -60.0% 213,125 -69.2% Santiago de Chile 5,672 -37.0% 17,654 -54.9% 41,218 -73.0% Amman 2,195 -24.4% 6,124 - 58.6% 15,553 - 79.7% New Delhi 27,370 0.6% 76,658 -26.9% 189,823 -56.8% Hyderabad 10,562 -5.6% 30,977 -28.0% 80,643 -55.4% Cebu 934 -77.2% 2,681 -88.1% 6,623 -93.6% Total GMR Airports 38,866 -8.5% 110,316 -35.3% 277,089 -61.7% Antalya 3,773 +2.6% 8,273 -47.5% 54,683 -71.9% Ankara 3,689 -18.2% 8,999 -49.4% 30,974 -63.3% Izmir 3,372 -6.0% 8,234 -43.8% 34,077 -53.7% Bodrum 585 +57.7% 1,296 -10.6% 10,402 -61.4% Gazipaşa Alanya 185 +28.5% 517 -18.5% 2,169 -68.9% Medina 1,288 -34.3% 3,835 -68.9% 9,956 -83.0% Tunisia 105 -59.8% 424 -63.3% 2,736 -85.0% Georgia 1,098 -21.5% 2,376 -60.6% 8,400 -78.5% North Macedonia 812 -6.2% 2,116 -43.9% 7,371 -65.8% Zagreb(5) 1,648 -28.7% 4,300 -49.0% 17,373 -60.8% Total TAV Airports 16,555 -13.2% 40,370 -50.8% 178,141 -69.0% Geographic splitParis Aéroport (Paris-CDG and Paris-Orly) Mar. 2021% change 2021/2020 Share of total traffic Jan.-Mar 2021% change 2021/2020 Share of total traffic France -37.0% 26.8% -59.0% 25.5% Europe -66.1% 33.5% -82.3% 28.5% Other InternationalOf which -69.5% 39.7% -74.2% 46.0% Africa -54.4% 17.7% -65.5% 17.6% North America -81.4% 5.1% -86.5% 5.2% Latin America -76.4% 3.2% -77.6% 3.7% Middle-East -67.7% 5.2% -79.3% 4.9% Asia-Pacific -78.5% 2.9% -89.8% 2.4% French Overseas Territories -73.4% 5.6% -50.6% 12.1% Total Paris Aéroport -63.2% 100.0% -75.1% 100.0% Paris Aéroport (Paris-CDG and Paris-Orly) Mar. 2021 % change 2021/2020 Jan.- Mar. 2021 % change 2021/2020 Connecting Passengers(1) 212,566 - 54.4% 691,462 - 70.6% Connecting rate 33.1% +5.8 pts 30.8% +5.5pts Seat load factor 52.8% -11.6 pts 57.2% -21.8pts (1) Departing passengers Investor Relations: Audrey Arnoux, Head of Investor Relations +33 6 61 27 07 39 - firstname.lastname@example.org Press contact: Lola Bourget, Head of Medias and Reputation Department +33 1 74 25 23 23 Groupe ADP develops and manages airports, including Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly and Paris-Le Bourget. In 2020, the group handled through its brand Paris Aéroport 33.1 million passengers and 1.8 million metric tons of freight and mail at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly, and more than 96.3 million passengers in airports abroad. Boasting an exceptional geographic location and a major catchment area, the group is pursuing its strategy of adapting and modernizing its terminal facilities and upgrading quality of services; the group also intends to develop its retail and real estate businesses. In 2020, group revenue stood at €2,137 million and net result attributable to the Group at -€1,169 million. Registered office: 1, rue de France, 93 290 Tremblay-en-France. Aéroports de Paris is a public limited company (Société Anonyme) with share capital of €296,881,806. Registered in the Bobigny Trade and Company Register under no. 552 016 628. groupeadp.fr 1 Group traffic @100%. Group traffic @100% in 2020 includes the traffic of Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL) and Mactan-Cebu International Airport as of January 1st, 2019.2 Compared to March 2020. 3 Following the implementation of TAV Airports' share buyback program, Groupe ADP holds, as of 30 September 2020, 46.38% of TAV Airports (compared to 46.12% previously).4 See press releases of 20 and 26 February, and 7 July 2020 on the stake acquisition in GMR Airports.5 Groupe ADP and TAV Airports have, a shareholding of 21% and 15%, respectively, in Zagreb Airport. To be compliant with TAV Airports presentations, Zagreb Airport traffic figures are integrated into the TAV Airports group traffic figure. Attachment Aéroports de Paris SA - March 2021 traffic figures
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