Daily Archives: October 4, 2018

Constellation Brands Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2019 Results

VICTOR, N.Y., Oct. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a leading beverage alcohol company, reported today its second quarter fiscal 2019 results. A conference call to discuss the financial results and outlook will be hosted by Chief Executive Officer Rob Sands and Chief Financial Officer David Klein on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. (eastern). Visit cbrands.com/investors to locate information for joining the conference call, or a live, listen-only webcast of the conference call.

About Constellation Brands
Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a Fortune 500® company, is a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits with operations in the U.S., Mexico, New Zealand, Italy and Canada. Constellation is the No. 3 beer company in the U.S. with high-end, iconic imported brands such as Corona Extra, Corona Light, Modelo Especial, Modelo Negra and Pacifico. The company’s beer portfolio also includes Ballast Point, one of the most awarded craft brewers in the U.S., and Funky Buddha Brewery. In addition, Constellation is the world leader in premium wine, selling great brands that people love, including Robert Mondavi, Clos du Bois, Kim Crawford, Meiomi, Mark West, Black Box, Ruffino and The Prisoner. The company’s premium spirits brands include SVEDKA Vodka, Casa Noble Tequila and High West Whiskey.

Based in Victor, N.Y., the company believes that industry leadership involves a commitment to brand building, our trade partners, the environment, our investors and to consumers around the world who choose our products when celebrating big moments or enjoying quiet ones. Founded in 1945, Constellation has grown to become a significant player in the beverage alcohol industry with more than 100 brands in its portfolio; about 40 wineries, breweries and distilleries; and approximately 10,000 talented employees. We express our company vision: to elevate life with every glass raised. To learn more, follow us on Twitter @cbrands and visit www.cbrands.com.

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A PDF containing our Second Quarter Fiscal 2019 results and full financial tables is available at: http://resource.globenewswire.com/Resource/Download/fd403d20-240c-424b-b1d1-3aa3adc8e744

Allianz Real Estate Selects Altus Group to Boost Investment and Asset Management Performance Globally

TORONTO and MUNICH, Oct. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Altus Group Limited (“Altus Group”) (TSX: AIF), a leading provider of software, data solutions and independent advisory services to the global commercial real estate industry, announced today that Allianz Real Estate, the global real estate investment manager of Allianz Group, has selected Altus Group as its partner to provide an investment and asset management platform that will transform how Allianz manages its global €60 billion asset portfolio.

Allianz Real Estate is implementing Altus Group’s investment and asset management platform, resulting in one unified end-to-end solution that delivers the ability to manage all of Allianz Real Estate’s direct equity, indirect, and debt real estate investments. Using Altus Group’s ARGUS Enterprise, ARGUS Voyanta and ARGUS Taliance solutions, this will now provide the ability to aggregate all investments, structures and assets into a single platform, allowing for real time analytics, decision-making and reporting across the organization.

“Our strategic partnership with Altus Group has resulted in the first of its kind innovation for the real estate industry. Their solution provides us with the ability to manage our global portfolio from a single, integrated software platform. We benefit from greater visibility and insights from a top view of investments down to the individual asset performance,” said Andreas Steimel, COO of Allianz Real Estate.

Altus Group’s investment and asset management software manages the most complex structures at any level – asset, investment, investor and fund – and provides the ability to track multiple scenarios for sensitivity and risk management purposes. It accurately, efficiently and transparently handles real estate investments at all stages in the ownership cycle, from acquisition and development to disposition.

“We are pleased to be partnering with Allianz Real Estate, one of the largest and most innovative real estate investors globally, to support their continuing growth by providing a platform that streamlines and simplifies complex investment management analysis, reporting and decision-making,” said Robert Courteau, Chief Executive Officer of Altus Group. “Our best-in-class applications have been integrated to provide a single, comprehensive software solution for real estate investment managers.”

About Altus Group Limited

Altus Group Limited is a leading provider of software, data solutions and independent advisory services to the global commercial real estate industry. Our businesses, Altus Analytics and Altus Expert Services, reflect decades of experience, a range of expertise, and technology-enabled capabilities. Our solutions empower clients to analyze, gain insight and recognize value on their real estate investments. Headquartered in Canada, we have approximately 2,500 employees around the world, with operations in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Our clients include some of the world’s largest real estate industry participants. Altus Group pays a quarterly dividend of $0.15 per share and our shares are traded on the TSX under the symbol AIF.

For more information on Altus Group, please visit: www.altusgroup.com.

About Allianz Real Estate

Allianz Real Estate is the strategic real estate organization within the Allianz Group and a leading international real estate investment and asset manager. Allianz Real Estate develops and executes worldwide tailored portfolio and investment strategies on behalf of the Allianz companies, considering direct as well as indirect investments and real estate loans. The operational management of investments and assets is currently performed in 5 regions, West Europe (Belgium, France, Italy, Luxemburg, Portugal, Spain), North & Central Europe (Austria, CEE, Germany, Ireland, Nordics), Switzerland, USA and Asia Pacific. The headquarters of Allianz Real Estate are located in Munich and Paris. Allianz Real Estate has approximately 60 billion euros assets under management.

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Altus Group Limited
Jeff Hayward
Vice President, Global Marketing & Communications
416-234-4212
jeff.hayward@altusgroup.com

Allianz Real Estate
Claire Fraser
Global Head of Marketing & Communications
+49 89 3800 8236
claire.fraser@allianz.com

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Epsilon Embraces Juniper Networks’ Metro Fabric Solutions for 100GbE Global Network Expansion in the IoT Era

End-to-end suite of solutions allows for a scalable, automated and adaptive architecture crucial for the demands of today’s exponentially expanding metro networks

SINGAPORE, Oct. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, today announced that Epsilon, a global communications service provider, has deployed Juniper’s Metro Fabric solutions to support its global network upgrades to power future IoT applications and robust enterprise services.

As part of its rapid worldwide expansion, fueled by the explosion in growth of big data, IoT and cloud demands on a global scale, Epsilon required a network that would scale seamlessly for Infiny by Epsilon – its on-demand, self-service Software-Defined Networking (SDN) platform; offering a comprehensive set of enterprise data and voice global connectivity services.

Epsilon required seamless integration with their existing network for optimized network management and the ability to quickly scale for service expansion and speed of delivery. These requirements will also enable end-to-end service level agreement (SLA) visibility, a key differentiator that will support web-based on-demand provisioning.

After an extensive evaluation process, Epsilon found the solutions required for its 100GbE-ready infrastructure, enabling simple service delivery across multiple complex metro locations – through a combination of routing and optical capabilities, uniquely offered by Juniper Networks.

News Highlights:

  • 100GbE-readiness with flexibility in the underlay: Epsilon required an open solution that supported packet-optical convergence for the upgrade of its global backbone. Through a combination of the MX10003 5G Universal Routing Platform as the MPLS transport core, and Metro Fabric solutions from Juniper consisting of the ACX5048 Universal Metro Router and BTI Packet Optical Transport Platforms, Epsilon is able to provide a variety of connectivity options across 1GbE/10GbE/100GbE, tailored to individual market requirements.
  • Interoperability, automation and a single-pane-of-management: Across the stack, network management is now significantly streamlined, while offering end-to-end visibility and increased automation capabilities. Enabled by the interoperability of Juniper’s solutions and the open APIs provided by the Junos operating system, Epsilon now has the crucial end-to-end SLA visibility to eventually support on-demand provisioning across its end users.
  • Forward-looking scalability to support IoT and big data applications: With Epsilon’s ongoing growth and expansion, the networking infrastructure powered by Juniper provides a clear path to continued upgrades of the MX Series 5G Universal Routing Platform and ACX Series Universal Metro Routers, offering the current and long-term scalability and investment protection required to service more than 100 points-of-presence across the United States, Europe, Middle East and Asia-Pacific.

Supporting Quotes

“We have been evolving our infrastructure gradually over the last decade in anticipation for the massive traffic growth driven by innovations in cloud, big data and IoT. By upgrading our network to offer 100GbE on-demand around the world, we are helping not only our existing partners but also new customers to benefit from hyper-scalable connectivity that is designed to support services of the future. We are pleased to partner with Juniper to realize our vision for flexible, fluid and intelligent global networking.”

– Jerzy Szlosarek, chief executive officer, Epsilon

“We are delighted to have been selected to power Epsilon’s worldwide network expansion. In an era of explosive big data analytics, IoT and cloud growth, customers increasingly demand not just world-class performance, but also seamless networking scalability for future expansion. We are committed to helping Epsilon engineer network simplicity across all fronts and to continue powering their tremendous growth momentum for years to come.”

– Ang Thiam Guan, vice president & general manager, ASEAN, Juniper Networks

“The exponentially growing demands of today’s and tomorrow’s networking traffic is a continuously-evolving challenge for our customers. As we continue to address these and other networking complexities, we are proud to have found an outstanding long-term partner in Epsilon. Their rapidly growing global platforms demand a stellar foundation of powerful and reliable network infrastructure solutions that are adaptable to future requirements – and we are delighted to continue providing them with the critical technology differentiators crucial for their continued growth and success in the long-term.”

– Sally Bament, vice president, service provider marketing, Juniper Networks

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About Juniper Networks
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