ThreatLocker® Unveils the Future of Zero Trust with New Products

Global Cybersecurity leader unifies critical components of their stack with new Ops and other features.

Orlando, FL, Feb. 02, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ThreatLocker®, a pioneer in endpoint protection technologies, has today announced at Zero Trust World the launch of ThreatLocker Ops, a community-driven threat detection tool. This new product assists administrators to detect attempted breaches or weaknesses in their systems.

“Zero Trust is the required foundation of security for all organizations,” said Danny Jenkins, CEO & Co-Founder of ThreatLocker. “By combining controls with Ops, organizations are not only able to benefit from knowledge ThreatLocker has received of attempted attacks but from similar businesses  defending their system from these attacks.”

Ops is a policy-driven system that uses data received from the ThreatLocker agent to determine good or bad behavior. This data can be used to alert I.T. administrators of attempted attacks or to trigger actions to further harden an environment using other components of the platform. The Ops platform also integrates into ThreatLocker’s new community, which allows like-kind businesses to public policies that are relevant to their business, which allows for information sharing and a more extensive set of alerts.

“I love when you can take the collective intelligence of an entire group and share it across a community,” said Brent Yax, CEO of Awecomm. “ ThreatLocker Ops creates an environment that will encourage IT professionals to share knowledge and expertise from a threat mitigation standpoint and will act as an extra tool set for risk mitigation and risk response.”

Ops limits reliance on other IT resources with more security controls, less agent fatigue, and no overhead on personal computers (PCs).

ThreatLocker also announces the integration of Third Wall plug-in in its zero trust platform. This announcement follows the acquisition of Third Wall last November.

The powerful configurations manager for Windows consists of 58 lockdown policies and emergency actions to broaden the scope of ransomware prevention and ensure users are HIPAA, PCI, NIST, and GDPR compliant.

“Our security stack includes Third Wall to help us ensure that we have a good baseline policy to secure & prevent malicious activity on our systems, and ThreatLocker to ensure that only authorized third-party applications can run,”  said Harry Boyne, Co-Founder & Technical Director at Chalkline. “We are excited to see the two products working together which will further help improve our clients’ security posture and increase efficiencies.”

“The future of Zero Trust is simple; more controls, more automation, more alerts and the help and support of the community,” Danny Jenkins, CEO and Co-Founder of ThreatLocker.  

ThreatLocker’s new additions satisfy many government regulations on implementing Zero Trust strategies to prevent modern-day attacks.

ThreatLocker will rollout out its new products to new and existing partners. It currently protects over one million endpoints globally.

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ThreatLocker’s Ops is available in early access and will go into general availability over the coming months.

About ThreatLocker® 

ThreatLocker® is a leader in endpoint security technologies, providing enterprise-level cybersecurity tools to improve the security of servers and endpoints. ThreatLocker’s combined Application Allowlisting, Ringfencing™, Storage Control, Elevation Control, and Endpoint Network Access Control (NAC) solutions are leading the cybersecurity market toward a more secure approach of blocking the exploits of unknown application vulnerabilities. To learn more about ThreatLocker® visit:


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CGFNS International Reaffirms Its Commitment to Combatting Fraud in Nurse Credentialing

CGFNS International

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 02, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In the wake of federal charges related to large-scale schemes to sell fake nursing diplomas at some U.S. nursing schools, CGFNS International, a global leader in international credentials evaluation to support health worker mobility, has bolstered its efforts to combat fraud and ensure patient safety through the assessment and authentication of credentials.

Leaders at the organization, which has 45 years of experience in evaluating international education credentials for foreign-trained health workers, pointed to the global nursing shortage as a key driver of increased fraud.

“CGFNS is actively reviewing whether any of the reports we issued are impacted,” said CGFNS President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Peter Preziosi. “If we find evidence of this, we will move quickly to address it.”

“An honestly-earned education paired with appropriate clinical experience is a prerequisite for nursing licensure and is absolutely essential to protecting public safety and trust in the healthcare professions. This applies to all health professionals regardless of whether education was received domestically or internationally,” he said.

As a preventive measure to combat fraud, CGFNS requires transcripts and validations of licenses to be sent directly from primary source institutions, and it maintains a database of school and licensing officials who are authorized to send documents to CGFNS. The organization catalogues the signatures of these officials as well as their institutional seals or stamps.

Preziosi said that CGFNS, as a longstanding partner of nurse regulators, accreditation agencies, and licensing test providers, will aim to further increase collaboration among the credentialing community to increase vigilance and combat fraud. The organization will also be reviewing its internal security practices to ensure up-to-date, robust protections are in place during the assessment of education and licensing documents of the migrant nurses utilizing its programs.

“In light of this discovery, CGFNS will continue to make every effort to ensure the quality and integrity of the nurses it supports and to uphold the integrity of the global healthcare workforce,” he said.

About CGFNS International, Inc.
Founded in 1977 and based in Philadelphia, CGFNS International is an immigration-neutral not-for-profit organization proudly serving as the world’s largest credentials evaluation organization for the nursing and allied health professions. For more information, visit

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Chief of Strategy and Government Affairs
(215) 243-5825

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Graid Technology Announces Software Update Targeted at Enhancing Business Continuity for NVMe Deployments

SupremeRAID™ new high availability feature provides an additional level of business continuity protection coupled with superior overall performance.

Graid Technology Software Release V1.3

Graid Technology Software Release V1.3

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 02, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Graid Technology, the award-winning data protection provider and developer of the only RAID card to offer customers access to the full performance of NVMe SSDs, is proud to announce its latest software release (V1.3) for SupremeRAID™ SR-1000 and SR-1010. The various enhancements in this release include features and software updates designed to support dual controller high availability along with support for multiple new NVMe SSDs.

Among the enhanced features in the new release is a configurable strip size, allowing customers using RAID 0 and RAID 10 to realize even better server performance, a strategic move that continues to position SupremeRAID™ as the performance leader for both random and sequential workloads.

“This latest release gives our customers peace of mind knowing that their business operations can continue in the event of a hardware failure. Along with supporting new NVMe SSDs, release V1.3 continues to enhance Graid Technology’s industry-leading offering by bringing tremendous value to our customers and partners,” said Leander Yu, President, and CEO of Graid Technology.

The SupremeRAID™ V1.3 software release continues to elevate Graid Technology’s innovative NVMe solution, which aims to disrupt the status-quo RAID market by unlocking the full potential of high-performance workloads across the global enterprise. As with all Graid Technology software releases, the organization continues to rely on customer and partner input to prioritize the enhancements that the market requires. The SupremeRAID™ V1.3 software release is available immediately. Learn more about our latest software release here.

About Graid Technology

Graid Technology is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, with an office in Ontario, CA, and an R&D center in Taipei, Taiwan. Graid technology’s SupremeRAID™ performance is breaking world records as the first NVMe and NVMeoF RAID card to unlock the full potential of your SSD performance: a single SupremeRAID™ card delivers 19 million IOPS and 110GB/s of throughput. For more information, visit or connect with us on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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Global Chauffeur Service Blacklane names Cindy Rubbens as Chief People Experience Officer and Gudrun Herrmann as Global Head of Communications

Rubbens will oversee the continuous scaling of Blacklane while driving growth via learning and development, while Herrmann is tasked with building up an external and internal strategic communications function and co-drive its sustainability efforts.

BERLIN, Feb. 02, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Global chauffeur service, Blacklane, announced that it has named Cindy Rubbens Chief People Experience Officer (CPXO) and Gudrun Herrmann Global Head of Communications, effective immediately. Both will report to Blacklane CEO and CO-Founder Dr. Jens Wohltorf and will be charged with developing the Talent Attraction and Human Resources as well as Communications respectively during the company’s bid to scale while driving the next phase of growth.

In her role as CPXO, Rubbens will support the sustainable development of Blacklane’s crew while the business continues scaling new, industry-leading services and expanding markets. Rubbens will focus on strengthening the Talent Attraction function while assisting Blacklane manage its growth via a strong company culture and enabling learning and development across Blacklane’s team. Rubbens brings more than 15 years of experience in start-ups at any stage from founding to IPO. Prior to joining Blacklane, Cindy served as Chief People Officer at Relayr, Amorelie, Marley Spoon, DaWanda and payleven (SumUp).

“I am excited to bring my passion for HR to Blacklane and help shape the organization in the way needed for the next development stages. The key is to do this sustainably while maintaining Blacklane’s culture and at the same time making its employees resilient and future-ready, primed to meet any challenges coming our way head on. I am thankful for the trust Jens and the Board have placed in me as we move forward with a shared vision of how to drive Blacklane’s growth.“

Herrmann is joining Blacklane as Global Head of Communications where she is tasked with designing a strategic internal and external communications function as well as supporting Blacklane’s industry-leading sustainability initiatives. Herrmann joins Blacklane from sustainability start-up Treedom and before that she held positions at social network platforms TikTok and LinkedIn.

“Thank you for having me on-board of the amazing Blacklane crew! Our services make a positive impact on our chauffeurs, our customers and our employees,” said Gudrun Herrmann. “Being part of telling this story and ensuring that a strong communications strategy supports business growth and culture will be a privilege.”

Dr. Jens Wohltorf Co-Founder and CEO of Blacklane, said: “Blacklane is strategically expanding its management team as we invest in the company’s growth. Coming out of a highly successful period where we quadrupled revenue in 2022 year-over-year and won a significant investment from Gargash Group and Mercedes-Benz Mobility, we plan for 2023 to introduce innovative products as well as expand and open markets. Cindy’s wealth of experience building the People functions of successful global businesses make her an outstanding fit for our mission to create true peace of mind by delivering perfect experiences around the world. Gudrun is well placed to take Blacklane’s communications to the next level due to her depth of experience building communication teams for high growth companies. I look forward to working very closely with both on our global development and the next chapter of the Blacklane story.”

About Blacklane (

Blacklane’s global chauffeur service brings peace of mind to travelers moving through a fast-paced world. The crew’s dedication to safety, reliability, and smart technology places Blacklane at the forefront of a new era of stress-free travel. Since 2017, the company has been carbon-neutral, combining a five-star guest experience with care for the planet. Upgrade your travels on Blacklane’s mobile apps or website.



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Verisk Announces Closing of Wood Mackenzie Sale

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Feb. 02, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Verisk (Nasdaq: VRSK), a leading global data analytics provider, today announced the closing of the sale of Wood Mackenzie to an affiliate of Veritas Capital (“Veritas”), a leading investor at the intersection of technology and government.

“This marks a significant value-creating step for Verisk, which returns the company to its roots as a dedicated strategic partner to the global insurance industry,” said Lee Shavel, president and CEO, Verisk. “We’ll continue to execute our strategy to deliver long-term sustainable growth by enabling our customers to make better decisions, increase efficiency and reduce operating expenses, while delivering a better experience to their customers.”

The sale of Wood Mackenzie followed divestitures of Verisk’s financial services and environmental health and safety businesses last year. The divestitures were the result of an in-depth portfolio review by Verisk.

The terms of the sale of Wood Mackenzie to Veritas were described in a previous press release, which can be found here.

Morgan Stanley & Co LLC is acting as financial advisor and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP as legal advisor to Verisk in connection with the transaction. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is acting as legal advisor to Veritas.

About Verisk
Verisk (Nasdaq: VRSK) provides data-driven analytic insights and solutions for the insurance industry. Through advanced data analytics, software, scientific research and deep industry knowledge, Verisk empowers customers to strengthen operating efficiency, improve underwriting and claims outcomes, combat fraud, and make informed decisions about global issues including climate change and extreme events as well as political and ESG topics. With offices in more than 20 countries, Verisk consistently earns certification by Great Place to Work and fosters an inclusive culture where all team members feel they belong. For more, visit and the Verisk Newsroom.

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OKX and Manchester City Players Launch ‘OKX Collective,’ an Immersive Metaverse Fan Experience

Exclusive content provided from Alex Greenwood, Ilkay Gündoğan, Jack Grealish and Rúben Dias

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Feb. 02, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OKX, one of the world’s leading technology and Web3 companies and home to the world’s second largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, today announced it has partnered with Manchester City Football Club stars Jack Grealish, Rúben Dias, Ilkay Gündoğan and Alex Greenwood to launch the OKX Collective, an immersive metaverse experience designed specifically for fans.

The OKX Collective is a unique virtual metaverse environment that allows fans to experience Web3 first-hand and gain access to special content, experiences and rewards from some of their favourite Manchester City players.

Fans who visit the OKX Collective will be treated to special experiences designed around each player’s playing style and personal interests. These will include exclusive training content and music and NFT-based digital experiences.

Haider Rafique, Chief Marketing Officer at OKX, said: “Introducing elite footballers to our newly established metaverse is about sharing the boundless possibilities of Web3 and inviting fans to experience it first-hand. Web3 has the potential to be bigger than everything that came before it, and this is just a taste of the incredible experiences it stands to enable. Let me take this opportunity to welcome Jack, Ruben, Ilkay and Alex to both the OKX family and the incredible world of Web3!”

Jack Grealish said: “Manchester City and OKX are both winners. Combining football and the metaverse brings fans closer to the action! I’ve had a lot of fun bringing my digital profile to life with the support of the Club and OKX.”

Alex Greenwood said: “I’m excited to be teaming up with OKX and heading into the metaverse for the first time. We talk a lot about the evolution of football, and it feels as though exploring this space is the next step. There’s some exciting things to come with this partnership… especially if you like your trainers and digital collectibles!”

Ilkay Gündoğan said: “Football is all about community, and City fans are the best in the world, so we know the OKX Collective will be an incredible place. I’ve been following developments in Web3 for some time. I can’t wait to learn even more with OKX and bring fans closer to the action.”

Rúben Dias said: “I am delighted to team up with OKX. By giving my fans a glimpse into how I prepare for matchday I hope to showcase the power of the metaverse and continue learning in this fast-moving space. Can’t wait to see what’s next!”

OKX is also the official training kit partner for MCFC for the 2022/23 season.

About OKX

OKX is a leading technology company building the future of Web3. Known as the fastest and most reliable crypto trading platform for investors and professional traders everywhere, OKX’s crypto exchange is the second largest globally by trading volume.

OKX partners with a number of the world’s top brands and athletes, including: English Premier League champions Manchester City F.C., McLaren Formula 1, the Tribeca Festival, golfer Ian Poulter, Olympian Scotty James, and F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo.

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Shell Plc publishes fourth quarter 2022 press release

London, February 2, 2023

“Our results in Q4 and across the full year demonstrate the strength of Shell’s differentiated portfolio, as well as our capacity to deliver vital energy to our customers in a volatile world.
We believe that Shell is well positioned to be the trusted partner through the energy transition. As we continue to put our Powering Progress strategy into action, we will build on our core strengths, further simplify the organisation and focus on performance. We intend to remain disciplined while delivering compelling shareholder returns, as demonstrated by the 15% dividend increase and the $4 billion share buyback programme announced today.”

Shell plc Chief Executive Officer, Wael Sawan


  • Strong performance in a continuing uncertain economic environment. Q4 2022 Adjusted Earnings of $9.8 billion, with Adjusted EBITDA of $20.6 billion, despite lower oil and gas prices compared with Q3 2022, with higher LNG trading and optimisation results.
  • 15% dividend per share increase for the fourth quarter. $4 billion share buybacks announced, expected to be completed by Q1 2023 results announcement.
  • 2022 full year shareholder distributions $26 billion. Total distributions in excess of 35% of CFFO for 2022.
  • Strengthening the portfolio with the announced acquisition of Nature Energy (Denmark), a renewable natural gas producer, winning the wind tender for Hollandse Kust (west) VI as part of the Ecowende joint venture and further simplifying the portfolio with the merger of Shell Midstream Partners (USA).
  • 2023 cash capex outlook: $23 – 27 billion.
$ million Adj. Earnings1 Adj. EBITDA CFFO Cash capex
Integrated Gas 5,968 8,332 6,409 1,527
Upstream 3,061 9,418 7,224 1,845
Marketing 446 1,045 1,062 1,993
Mobility 379 815 851
Lubricants 79 187 598
Sectors & Decarbonisation (11) 42 544
Chemicals & Products 744 1,574 3,119 786
Chemicals (688) (525) 341
Products 1,432 2,098 445
Renewables & Energy Solutions 293 396 2,674 1,076
Corporate (626) (164) 1,916 91
Less: Non-controlling interest (NCI) 73
Shell Q4 2022 9,814 20,600 22,404 7,319
Q3 2022 9,454 21,512 12,539 5,426
FY 2022 39,870 84,289 68,413 24,833
FY 2021 19,289 55,004 45,104 19,698

1Income/(loss) attributable to shareholders for Q4 2022 is $10.4 billion. Reconciliation of non-GAAP measures can be found in the unaudited results, available on

  • CFFO of $22.4 billion for Q4 2022 benefited from a working capital inflow of $10.4 billion. The working capital inflow reflects the impact of lower oil and gas prices, active management of initial margin positions, decrease in accounts receivable and cash relating to joint ventures. Tax paid was higher at $4.4 billion in Q4 2022. As a result, net debt decreased by ~$3.5 billion (~7%) compared with last quarter, to $44.8 billion in Q4 2022.
$ billion Q4 2021 Q1 2022 Q2 2022 Q3 2022 Q4 2022
Divestment proceeds 9.1 0.7 0.8 0.3 0.2
Free cash flow 10.7 10.5 12.4 7.5 15.5
Net debt 52.6 48.5 46.4 48.3 44.8



Key data Q3 2022 Q4 2022 Q1 2023 outlook
Realised liquids price ($/bbl) 76.75 69.62
Realised gas price ($/mscf) 13.18 12.31
Production (kboe/d) 924 917 910 – 970
LNG liquefaction volumes (MT) 7.24 6.78 6.6 – 7.2
LNG sales volumes (MT) 15.66 16.82
  • Lower liquefaction volumes mainly reflect longer-than-expected maintenance at Prelude and operational issues at QGC in Australia.
  • Adjusted Earnings were higher than in Q3 2022 due to higher trading and optimisation results coupled with favourable movements in deferred tax positions.
  • Trading and optimisation results driven by seasonality combined with capturing unique optimisation opportunities generated through the large scale and scope of our LNG trading portfolio. 


Key data Q3 2022 Q4 2022 Q1 2023 outlook
Realised liquids price ($/bbl) 93.02 82.42
Realised gas price ($/mscf) 18.38 12.78
Liquids production (kboe/d) 1,273 1,331
Gas production (mscf/d) 2,995 3,067
Total production (kboe/d) 1,789 1,859 1,750 – 1,950
  • Q4 2022 production was higher than in Q3 2022, mainly driven by lower scheduled maintenance and lower unscheduled deferment.
  • Adjusted Earnings impacted by a decline in oil and gas prices. Q3 2022 earnings benefited from one-off non-cash provision releases and gains related to storage transfer effects in a joint venture.


Key data Q3 2022 Q4 2022 Q1 2023 outlook
Marketing sales volumes (kb/d) 2,581 2,543 2,150 – 2,650
Mobility (kb/d) 1,686 1,692
Lubricants (kb/d) 80 74
Sectors & Decarbonisation (kb/d) 815 777
  • Marketing earnings were lower than in Q3 2022, due to the seasonal impact of lower volumes and lower margins in Mobility, as well as higher opex.


Key data Q3 2022 Q4 2022 Q1 2023 outlook
Refining & Trading sales volumes (kb/d) 1,803 1,800
Chemicals sales volumes (kT) 2,879 3,017
Refinery utilisation** (%) 88 90 87 – 95
Chemicals manufacturing plant utilisation** (%) 76 75 68 – 76
Global indicative refining margin ($/bbl) 15 19
Global indicative chemical margin ($/t) (27) 37

* Products covers refining and trading

  • Lower trading and optimisation margins were offset by higher refining margins.
  • Higher opex and depreciation includes the impact of commencement of operations at Shell Polymers Monaca (the Pennsylvania project) partly offset by favourable movements in deferred tax positions. 

**With effect from Q2 2022, the methodology applied in calculating both Chemicals manufacturing plant utilisation and Refinery utilisation has been revised. For details, see the Quarterly Results Announcement.


Key data Q3 2022 Q4 2022
Adj. Earnings ($ billion)* 0.4 0.3
Adj. EBITDA ($ billion) 0.5 0.4
External power sales (TWh) 67 66
Sales of natural gas to end-use customers (TWh) 157 241
Renewables power generation capacity** 5.2 6.4
  • in operation (GW)
2.2 2.2
  • under construction and/or committed for sale (GW)
3.0 4.2

*Segment earnings for Q4 2022 are $4.7 billion. Reconciliation of non-GAAP measures can be found in the unaudited results, available on
**Excluding Shell’s equity share of associates where information cannot be obtained and prior period comparatives have been revised accordingly

  • Q4 2022 Adjusted Earnings resulted from strong trading and optimisation margins for gas and power mainly driven by European and Australian markets as significant price volatility continued. This was partly offset by higher operating and development costs.
  • Won bid with Eneco to jointly develop 760 MW installed capacity offshore wind power project in the Netherlands at Hollandse Kust (west) VI.
  • Completed acquisition of Daystar Power Group, a provider of Solar-as-a-Service and Power-as-a-Service solutions to commercial and industrial customers in West Africa.
  • Acquired 50% in Kondinin Energy Pty Ltd which holds land access for a wind, solar and battery energy storage development in Western Australia.
  • Acquired Green Tie Capital’s platform with ten medium mature solar energy projects across Spain and potential for 2 GW of solar power generation capacity.

The Renewables and Energy Solutions segment includes Shell’s Integrated Power activities, comprising electricity generation, marketing, trading and optimisation of power and pipeline gas, and digitally enabled customer solutions. The segment also includes production and marketing of hydrogen, development of commercial carbon capture storage hubs, trading of carbon credits and investment in nature-based projects that avoid or reduce carbon.


Key data Q3 2022 Q4 2022 Q1 2023 outlook
Adjusted Earnings ($ million) (571) (626) (600) – (400)
  • The Adjusted Earnings outlook is a net expense of $1,700 – 2,300 million for the full year 2023. This excludes the impact of currency exchange effects.


16 February 2023 Shell LNG Outlook 2023
22 March 2023 Annual ESG Update
4 May 2023 First quarter 2023 results and dividends
23 May 2023 Annual General Meeting
14 June 2023 Capital Markets Day 2023
27 July 2023 Second quarter 2023 results and dividends
2 November 2023 Third quarter 2023 results and dividends


Results materials Q4 2022

Quarterly Databook Q4 2022

Dividend announcement Q4 2022

Webcast registration Q4 2022


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This announcement contains a forward-looking non-GAAP measure for cash capital expenditure. We are unable to provide a reconciliation of this forward-looking non-GAAP measure to the most comparable GAAP financial measure because certain information needed to reconcile the non-GAAP measure to the most comparable GAAP financial measure is dependent on future events some of which are outside the control of the company, such as oil and gas prices, interest rates and exchange rates. Moreover, estimating such GAAP measure with the required precision necessary to provide a meaningful reconciliation is extremely difficult and could not be accomplished without unreasonable effort. Non-GAAP measures in respect of future periods which cannot be reconciled to the most comparable GAAP financial measure are estimated in a manner which is consistent with the accounting policies applied in Shell plc’s consolidated financial statements.


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Shell’s Net Carbon Footprint

Also, in this announcement we may refer to Shell’s “Net Carbon Footprint” or “Net Carbon Intensity”, which include Shell’s carbon emissions from the production of our energy products, our suppliers’ carbon emissions in supplying energy for that production and our customers’ carbon emissions associated with their use of the energy products we sell. Shell only controls its own emissions. The use of the terms Shell’s “Net Carbon Footprint” or “Net Carbon Intensity” is for convenience only and not intended to suggest these emissions are those of Shell plc or its subsidiaries.

Shell’s Net-Zero Emissions Target

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Coda Payments Appoints Shane Happach as Chief Executive Officer

Payment solution veteran to steer Coda through key growth stage

Singapore, Feb. 02, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Coda Payments (“Coda”), the leading provider of cross-border payments and distribution solutions to publishers of digital content, announced the appointment of Shane Happach as Chief Executive Officer.

An industry leader in payments and financial technology, Happach brings over 15 years of payments experience to Coda. Happach spent a decade driving more than 500% growth at Worldpay, one of the world’s largest payment service providers, leading the commercial function of its online payments division from 2011 until 2016 and serving as its Executive Vice President from 2016 to 2021. He most recently acted as CEO of Mollie, a next-generation payments and financial services player for small and medium-sized enterprises.

Happach will be responsible for growing Coda’s ecosystem of users, content publishers, and channel partners while expanding its consumer and B2B product offerings.

“Coda has unlocked billions of dollars of value for its clients and enriches the lives of tens of millions of users every month with a highly differentiated suite of offerings. I look forward to building on this foundation, leading the Coda team at this exciting moment in the company’s growth,” said Happach.

Neil Davidson, Coda’s founder and executive chairman, said, “Shane is a seasoned payments executive and CEO, relishes delivering impactful solutions to clients, enjoys operating on a cross-border basis, and has a track record of creating value for shareholders both private and public. I look forward to working with him in the months and years to come.”

Happach will relocate to Singapore and take up his new role in May. He takes over from Philippe Limes, who has served as CEO since 2019.

About Coda Payments

Coda Payments (“Coda”) operates Codashop, the leading independent source for games and in-game currencies. Coda also offers Codapay, which allows publishers of digital content to accept the same range of hundreds of payment methods available on Codashop on their own websites, and xShop, which allows publishers to distribute their products through a range of e-commerce and other consumer-facing platforms.

The Coda vision is to be the platform of choice for taking life’s digital experiences over the top.


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