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NATIONAL Grid faces an pounds sterling 18 m bill over emergency plans to keep the lights on. It paid pounds sterling 113 m to Drax and Fiddler's Ferry power stations for so-called black-start services– ensuring they could restart themselves independently if there was a catastrophic power cut. Drax was considering mothballing some of its units and Fiddler's Ferry faced closure, which would have affected black-start capability."/>
Daily Mail, London, business briefs column [Daily Mail, London]
JRP Group to set a change of direction in motion after two months of share price falls. The annuity provider had been the worst faller on the market since the EU referendum; its share price had fallen more than 40 pc from June 23 to when the FTSE opened yesterday. But a confident update helped to allay investors' fears."/>
Daily Mail, London, market report column [Daily Mail, London]
Gabelli Go Anywhere Trust announces extension of IPO
Apollo Global Management LLC have decided to further extend the offering of Apollo's cash tender offer for all of Diamond Resorts International Inc's outstanding shares of common stock, Apollo reported on Wednesday. This extension of the tender offer will be for a period of four business days and the new expiry date will be 17:00 New York City time on 30 August 2016, unless further extended. Continental Stock Transfer& Trust..."/>
Affiliates of funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management extend tender offer for Diamond Resorts shares
Daily Mail, London, Alex Brummer column [Daily Mail, London]
Daily Mail, London, City Focus column [Daily Mail, London]
Medical Properties Trust Inc reported on Tuesday that Michael G Stewart and C Reynolds Thompson III have been elected to its board of directors. Stewart is a private investor and an attorney with broad healthcare experience, while Thompson is chairman and chief investment officer of Select Strategies Realty of Cincinnati, a private real estate company specialising in retail and mixed-use properties. Also, he is a member of the board of visitors of the Culverhouse College of..."/>
Medical Properties Trust names two new board members
Kimco Realty Corp has established a redemption price of USD1, 033.90 for each USD1, 000 principal amount of its 5.70% senior notes due 2017, plus accrued and unpaid interest to the redemption date of 26 August 2016, it reported on Wednesday. This price was calculated under the terms of the indenture governing the senior notes. The company provided a notice of redemption and related materials to all senior notes holders of record on 26 July 2016 and a supplemental notice of..."/>
Kimco Realty declares redemption price of USD1,033.90 for senior notes due 2017
TCP Capital Corp. today announced the appointment of M. Freddie Reiss as an independent director. Reiss will expand TCPC's Board of Directors to seven members. Reiss will serve on the Audit Committee, Governance and Compensation Committee, and Joint Transactions Committee."/>
M. Freddie Reiss Named Independent Director At TCP Capital Corp.
Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.. For more than 60 years, Safeguard has been providing capital and operational support to entrepreneurs across an evolving spectrum of industries, according to the company's website. The video interview was recorded on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 via Skype from SNN's office in Los Angeles,..."/>
StockNewsNow.com Publishes New Video Interview with Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE: SFE)
TMX Group today announced that it is funding an independent working group, the Advancing Innovation Roundtable, which will examine ways to increase access to growth capital for companies in Canada's innovation economy. Launching in September 2016, the Roundtable will focus on the scalability issues of Canadian technology and innovation firms caused by insufficient..."/>
Unlocking Growth Opportunities for Canada's Innovation Economy
T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.54 per share payable September 29, 2016 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on September 15, 2016.. Founded in 1937, Baltimore-based T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. is a global investment management organization with $776.6 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2016. The organization provides a broad array of..."/>
T. Rowe Price Group Declares Quarterly Dividend
First Defiance Financial Corp and Commercial Bancshares Inc jointly revealed on Wednesday the signing of a definitive merger agreement in a transaction valued at USD51.00 per share, whereby First Defiance will acquire Commercial, which will close in the first quarter of 2017 and is subject to Commercial's shareholder and regulatory approval and other conditions in the merger agreement. The transaction value is based on the 20- day average closing price of First..."/>
First Defiance Financial signs merger agreement with Commercial Bancshares worth USD51.00 per share
Macy's new outlet store-- a first for the region. Shoes, bags, apparel and home decor will start lining shelves later this week in preparation for the opening of Macy's Backstage, The Outlet Store, on Labor Day weekend. Backstage-- the name takes a cue from the chain's flagship store at Herald Square and Broadway in New York-- will be housed on the first..."/>
Macy's Backstage opening soon at Monroeville Mall [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
Union Bankshares Corporation today announced that G. William Beale, 66, will step down as Chief Executive Officer on January 2, 2017, and will be succeeded by John C. Asbury, 51, who will become President of Union Bankshares Corporation and President and CEO of Union Bank& Trust effective October 1, 2016. Beale will continue to work in an executive capacity as Executive Vice Chairman of the Board for Union Bankshares Corporation..."/>
Union Bankshares Corporation Names John C. Asbury President; To Succeed G. William Beale as CEO in 2017
A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc., a full-service precious metals trading company and an official distributor for all the major sovereign mints, has been invited to present at the 2016 Gateway Conference being held on September 7-8, 2016 at the Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco.. Management is scheduled to present on Thursday, September 8 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific time, and will hold one-on-one meetings throughout the day. The presentation will be webcast..."/>
A-Mark Precious Metals to Present at the 5th Annual Liolios Gateway Conference on September 8, 2016
Nordax Group AB announced on Tuesday the decision by its board of directors to exercise the mandate for acquisitions of own shares that it received from the Annual General Meeting on 11 May 2016.. Reportedly, the purpose of the acquisition of own shares is to enable the company to satisfy obligations as a result of allocations of shares to employees within the scope of the group's long-term management incentive plans. These acquisitions are to be to a maximum of 455,000 own..."/>
Nordax’s board decides on own share acquisition
Nordax Group AB announced on Tuesday the decision by its board of directors to exercise the mandate for acquisitions of own shares that it received from the Annual General Meeting on 11 May 2016.. Reportedly, the purpose of the acquisition of own shares is to enable the company to satisfy obligations as a result of allocations of shares to employees within the scope of the group's long-term management incentive plans. These acquisitions are to be to a maximum of 455,000 own..."/>
Nordax’s board decides on own share acquisition
Hilltop Holdings Inc. today announced the appointment of William B. Furr as chief financial officer effective September 1, 2016. In his new role, Furr will oversee all accounting and finance functions for Hilltop at the holding company level, including accounting, tax, external reporting, treasury, financial planning and analysis, capital planning, stress testing, and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. As CFO, he will be actively involved with the Hilltop Holdings..."/>
Hilltop Holdings Names William B. Furr Chief Financial Officer
Hospitality Properties Trust today announced that the underwriters of its recent public offering of common shares have exercised in full their option to purchase an additional 1,650,000 common shares of beneficial interest, raising additional net proceeds of approximately $48.6 million. The settlement for such shares is expected to occur on August 26, 2016.. The joint bookrunning managers for this offering were Citigroup, BofA Merrill Lynch and Morgan..."/>
Hospitality Properties Trust Announces Underwriters’ Exercise of Option to Purchase Additional Shares
Bancorp, Inc., a financial holding company, announced today that it has sold $65 million of mostly commercial real estate loans from its discontinued loan portfolio. The sale reduced The Bancorp’ s discontinued commercial loan portfolio, net of marks, from $400 million at June 30, 2016 to approximately $335 million, a decrease of 16%, at August 22, 2016. A gain of approximately $500,000 was recognized upon the sale which closed on August 22, 2016.."/>
The Bancorp, Inc. Announces Sale of $65 Million of Discontinued Commercial Loans
Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC, HSBC Holdings PLC, UBS Group AG, and East West Bancorp Inc.."/>
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