Partnerships, Investments, Public Offerings, and Dividends - Analyst Notes on MasterCard, CIBC, Cousins Properties, Federated

Partnerships, Investments, Public Offerings, and Dividends - Analyst Notes on
 MasterCard, CIBC, Cousins Properties, Federated Investors, and ProAssurance

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NEW YORK, March 18, 2014

NEW YORK, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding MasterCard
Incorporated (NYSE: MA), Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE: CM),
Cousins Properties Inc. (NYSE: CUZ), Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE: FII),
and ProAssurance Corporation (NYSE: PRA). Private wealth members receive these
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On March 12, 2014, MasterCard Incorporated (MasterCard), along with Child &
Youth Finance International (CYFI), announced the publication of
According to the Company, the publication is timed to coincide with Global
Money Week and will help financial institutions, NGOs and governments
co-create appropriate and innovative banking and payment products for children
and youth. Commenting on the partnership, Anna Zanghi, MasterCard's Global
Lead of Youth Segment Product, stated, "Every child and youth has a right to
safe, accessible financial services, and we need to empower them to grow into
productive economic citizens. Our goal in working with CYFI is to expand
access to safe, secure and responsible financial products and services for
young people that enable them to start to save for the future and pursue goals
such as higher education and entrepreneurial ventures." The full analyst notes
on MasterCard Incorporated are available to download free of charge at:


On March 7, 2014, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) announced a $1.5
million investment to support the leadership advancement and development of
women in finance at two of Canada's premier business schools to mark
International Women's Day. The Company stated that it is supporting its
commitment to the advancement of women in financial services by funding 48
CIBC Women in Financial Services Scholarships and diversity education at both
the Rotman School of Management and the Richard Ivey School of Business.
Richard Nesbitt, Chief Operating Officer, CIBC, commented, "CIBC knows the
benefit of diversity in the workplace and is committed to supporting the
advancement of women in leadership. We are excited to be partnering with
Rotman and Ivey to help start the careers of 48 high-potential women with
scholarships, paid summer internships and executive mentoring. At the same
time we will be investing in diversity education at Rotman and Ivey and
providing CIBC executives to participate in the delivery of these modules."
The full analyst notes on Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce are available to
download free of charge at:


On March 11, 2014, Cousins Properties Inc. (Cousins Properties) announced the
completion of its underwritten public offering of 8.7 million shares of its
common stock. According to the Company, the net proceeds from the offering
were c. $98.4 million, after deduction of estimated offering expenses.
Additionally, the Company stated that it intends to use the net proceeds of
the offering to redeem in full its outstanding 7.50% Series B Cumulative
Redeemable Preferred Stock. Cousins Properties added that any remaining
proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes, including the
acquisition and development of office properties, other opportunistic
investments and the repayment of debt. The full analyst notes on Cousins
Properties Inc. are available to download free of charge at:  


On March 11, 2014, Federated Investors, Inc. (Federated Investors) reported
that the Federated Premier Municipal Income Fund and the Federated Premier
Intermediate Municipal Income Fund have declared a monthly dividend of c.
$0.08, and c. $0.06, respectively. According to the Company, the dividends are
payable on April 1, 2014, to shareholders of record as of March 21, 2014, with
an ex-dividend date of March 19, 2014. The full analyst notes on Federated
Investors, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:


On March 5, 2014, ProAssurance Corporation (ProAssurance) reported that the
Company's Board of Director has declared a cash dividend of $0.30 per common
share. According to the Company, the dividend is payable on April 10, 2014, to
shareholders as of March 28, 2014. Additionally, ProAssurance stated that its
dividend policy anticipates a total annual dividend of $1.20 per share, to be
paid in equal quarterly installments. The full analyst notes on ProAssurance
Corporation are available to download free of charge at:

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