Enghouse Systems Limited neemt Competella AB over

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De aanbieder van contactcentersoftware richt zich op de Scandinavische en Zwitserse markten

MARKHAM, ONTARIO, en STOCKHOLM, 23 juni 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Enghouse Systems Limited heeft vandaag de overname aangekondigd van Competella AB, een aanbieder van SaaS- en fysieke contactcenter- en bijbehorende console-oplossingen, gevestigd in Stockholm, Zweden.

Competella biedt een compleet platform voor contactcentra dat is ontwikkeld om het aanbod van Microsoft Teams te verbeteren. De Competella Communication Suite bevat oplossingen voor contactcentra en -medewerkers en is volledig geïntegreerd met Microsoft Teams. Contactcentermedewerkers en telefonistes krijgen toegang tot een breed scala aan tools, waaronder zoeken naar mappen, aanwezigheid, agenda, e-mail en IM, samen met een volledig geïntegreerde wachtrij en mediacontrole. Een van de hoofdproducten van Competella is een operatorconsole die kan worden uitgebreid naar contactcentra. De Competella Communication Suite wordt verkocht via een professioneel netwerk van cloudpartners en systeemintegrators.

"Competella biedt een eenvoudig te implementeren cloudgebaseerde contactcenteroplossing die effectief werkt in Microsoft Teams", aldus Steve Sadler, voorzitter en CEO van Enghouse. "Competella past goed bij ons, omdat we allebei al lange tijd in Zweden actief zijn. We zijn zeer verheugd om de klanten, medewerkers en partners van Competella bij Enghouse te verwelkomen."

Over Enghouse

Enghouse is een Canadese beursgenoteerde onderneming die oplossingen voor bedrijfssoftware biedt die zich richten op contactcentra, videocommunicatie, gezondheidszorg, telecommunicatie, openbare veiligheid en de transitmarkt. Enghouse heeft een tweeledige groeistrategie die zich richt op interne groei en overnames, die worden gefinancierd via operationele kasstromen. Het bedrijf heeft geen externe schuldfinanciering en is georganiseerd rond twee bedrijfssegmenten: The Interactive Management Group en the Asset Management Group. Meer informatie over Enghouse is te vinden op de website van het bedrijf op www.enghouse.com.

Over Competella

Het in 2009 opgerichte Competella biedt een compleet platform dat is gebouwd op Microsoft Teams. De Competella Communication Suite bevat oplossingen voor contactcentra en - medewerkers, naast aanvullende invoegtoepassingen voor kantoorgebruikers. Meer dan 700 bedrijven in de publieke en particuliere sector, met name in Scandinavië en Zwitserland, gebruiken de Competella-producten al. Kijk voor meer informatie op www.competella.com.

Sam Anidjar, Vice President, Corporate Development, Enghouse Systems Limited, investor@enghouse.com

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DSM-Firmenich update on public exchange offer process

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HEERLEN, Netherlands and GENEVA , June 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- On 31 May 2022, DSM and Firmenich announced that they have entered into a business combination agreement to establish the leading creation and innovation partner in nutrition, beauty and well-being. The merger is to be effected through a public offer for all issued and outstanding ordinary shares in the capital of DSM in exchange for DSM-Firmenich shares (1:1 exchange ratio) (the "Offer") and contribution of Firmenich shares to DSM-Firmenich in exchange for DSM-Firmenich shares and EUR3.5bn in cash (subject to potential adjustments).

Pursuant to Section 7, paragraph 1 sub a of the Netherlands Decree on Public Takeover Bids (Besluit openbare biedingen Wft), which requires a public announcement containing a status update on an intended public offer within four weeks after its initial public announcement, DSM and Firmenich provide the following joint update on the Offer, also on behalf of DSM-Firmenich.

DSM and Firmenich confirm that they are making good progress on the preparations for the Offer. It is expected that an offering circular that will serve both as an offer memorandum for the Offer and as a prospectus for the offering and admission to listing and trading of DSM-Firmenich shares on Euronext Amsterdam (the "Offering Circular") will be submitted for review and approval to the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (Stichting Autoriteit Financiële Markten, the "AFM") in August and in any event no later than 23 August 2022, which under the applicable Dutch rules is the last permissible date for submitting the offer memorandum for the Offer to the AFM for approval.

DSM and Firmenich currently anticipate that the proposed combination will close in H1 2023.

About Firmenich Firmenich is the world's largest privately-owned fragrance and taste company and has been family-owned for 127 years. The Swiss company specializes in perfumes, flavors, and ingredients and is renowned for its world-class research as well as leadership in sustainability. Firmenich delivered CHF 4.5bn of sales in the calendar year 2021 with Adjusted EBITDA margin of c. 20%.

About DSM DSM has transformed during its 150+ year history into today's Health, Nutrition & Bioscience global leader. The Dutch-Swiss company specializes in nutritional ingredients for food and feed with proven world-leading bioscience capabilities and an international network of high-quality manufacturing sites that underpin a business model of global products, local solutions and personalization and precision. For Health, Nutrition & Bioscience (excluding Materials), DSM delivered EUR7.3bn of sales in the calendar year 2021, with adjusted EBITDA of EUR1.4bn and an adjusted EBITDA margin of 19%.

Transaction website Please visit www.creator-innovator.com for additional material on the proposed combination.

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This is a joint press release of DSM, Firmenich and DSM-Firmenich. This joint release includes the information required pursuant to Section 7, paragraph 1 of the Netherlands Decree on Public Takeover Bids (Besluit openbare biedingen Wft) in connection with the Offer. This announcement does not constitute an offer, or any solicitation of any offer, to buy or subscribe for any securities in DSM. Any offer will be made only by means of the Offering Circular approved by the AFM. This announcement is not for release, publication or distribution, directly or indirectly (in whole or in part) in, into, or from any jurisdiction where to do so would constitute a violation of the relevant laws or regulations of such jurisdiction, including the United States, Canada, South Africa, Australia and Japan.

NO OFFERING IS BEING MADE TO ANY PERSON IN ANY JURISDICTION. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY NOT BE USED FOR, OR IN CONNECTION WITH, AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE, OR FORM PART OF, AN OFFER BY, OR INVITATION BY OR ON BEHALF OF, DSM, FIRMENICH, DSM-FIRMENICH, OR ANY REPRESENTATIVE OF DSM, FIRMENICH OR DSM-FIRMENICH, TO PURCHASE ANY SECURITIES OR AN OFFER TO SELL OR ISSUE, OR THE SOLICITATION TO BUY SECURITIES BY ANY PERSON IN ANY JURISDICTION. NO ACTION HAS BEEN OR WILL BE TAKEN IN ANY JURISDICTION BY DSM, FIRMENICH OR DSM-FIRMENICH THAT WOULD PERMIT AN OFFERING OF THE ORDINARY SHARES OR POSSESSION OR DISTRIBUTION OF A PROSPECTUS IN ANY JURISDICTION, EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT EXPLICITLY DISCLOSED BY DSM, FIRMENICH OR DSM-FIRMENICH.

This announcement is for information purposes only it is not a recommendation to engage in investment activities and is provided "as is", without representation or warranty of any kind. While all reasonable care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the content, DSM, Firmenich and DSM-Firmenich do not guarantee its accuracy or completeness and DSM, Firmenich and DSM-Firmenich will not be held liable for any loss or damages of any nature ensuing from using, trusting or acting on information provided. No information set out or referred to in this publication may be regarded as creating any right or obligation and DSM, Firmenich and DSM-Firmenich expressly disclaim liability for any errors or omissions.

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Additional information for US holders This announcement relates to the proposed combination of a Dutch public company and a privately-held Swiss corporation. This announcement, the Offering Circular and other documents relating to the proposed combination have been, or will be, prepared in accordance with European and Dutch law and European and Dutch disclosure requirements, format and style, all of which differ from those in the United States. The proposed transactions referred to herein and the information to be distributed in connection therewith, including the proposed Offer and related shareholder vote and any related corporate transactions, are subject to disclosure, timing and procedural requirements and practices applicable in Europe and the Netherlands, which differ from the disclosure requirements of the US tender offer and proxy solicitation rules, provided that the Offer will comply with the relevant US tender offer rules set out in Regulation 14E under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act") and the rules thereunder.

The securities referred to herein and to be issued pursuant to the proposed Offer have not been, and are not presently intended to be, registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") or under any laws or with any securities regulatory authority of any state, district or other jurisdiction, of the United States, and unless so registered may only be offered or sold pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and in compliance with any applicable state and other securities laws. There is not presently expected to be any public offer of any securities in the United States. The information contained herein does not constitute an offer to sell or solicitation of an offer to buy any securities in the United States. Further details of which US holders are eligible to receive the securities referred to herein, and the procedural steps required to be taken by such persons to so receive such securities, as well as the procedures for those US holders who do not so qualify to receive such securities (if any), will be set forth in the Offering Circular.

Neither the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) nor any US state securities commission has approved or disapproved of the securities referred to herein to be issued in connection with the proposed Offer or any related corporate transaction, or determined if the information contained herein or in the Offering Circular to be prepared in connection with the proposed exchange offer is accurate or complete. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offence in the United States.

The securities referred to herein have not been and are not presently expected to be listed on any US securities exchange or quoted on any inter-dealer quotation system in the United States. None of DSM-Firmenich, DSM or Firmenich presently intends to take any action to facilitate a market in such securities in the United States.

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It may be difficult for US holders to enforce their rights and claims arising out of the US federal securities laws, since DSM is incorporated under the laws of the Netherlands and DSM-Firmenich and Firmenich are incorporated under the laws of Switzerland, and in each case the majority or all of their respective officers and directors are residents of non-US jurisdictions. Judgments of US courts are generally not enforceable in either the Netherlands or Switzerland. US holders may not be able to sue a non-US company or its officers or directors in a non-US court for violations of US securities laws. Further, it may be difficult to compel a non-US company and its affiliates to subject themselves to a US court's judgment. In addition, original actions, or actions for the enforcement of judgments of US courts, based on the civil liability provisions of the US federal securities laws, may not be enforceable in the Netherlands or Switzerland.

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Transaction conditions. Completion of the proposed combination is subject to the satisfaction of a number of conditions as more fully described in the announcement of 31 May 2022. Consequently, there can be no certainty that completion of the proposed combination will be forthcoming.

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CONTACT: For more information: DSM media enquiries: FTI Consulting LLP, Edward Bridges / Alex Le May, Email: scdsm@fticonsulting.com, Telephone: +44 20 3727 1017; Firmenich media enquiries: Brunswick Group, Joseph Chi Lo / Edward Brown, Email: firmenich@brunswickgroup.com, Telephone: +44 20 7404 5959; DSM Investor Relations enquiries: Dave Huizing, Email: investor.relations@dsm.com, Telephone: +31 45 578 2864; Firmenich Investor Relations enquiries: Diego Chantrain, Email: investor_relations@firmenich.com, Telephone: +41 75 429 45 93

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-- Bedrijven Azië getroffen door verstoring wereldhandel -- Enorme toename afschrijvingen brengt liquiditeit in gevaar -- Nederlandse exporteurs moeten rekening houden met hogere betalingsrisico's AMSTERDAM, 28 juni 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Het innen van onbetaalde zakelijke facturen bezorgt Aziatische bedrijven grote kopzorgen. Dit vraagstuk speelt zowel bij hun binnenlandse afnemers als bij afnemers uit exportmarkten in de regio. Het te laat of niet voldoen van betalingen zorgt voor een steeds grotere druk op de liquiditeit van deze bedrijven. Het risico op wanbetaling neemt daardoor ook toe voor Nederlandse bedrijven die naar Azië exporteren.

Voor de jaarlijkse Betalingsbarometer Azië heeft Atradius bedrijven ondervraagd in zeven Aziatische markten (China, Hongkong, India, Indonesië, Singapore, Taiwan en Vietnam) en in de Verenigde Arabische Emiraten. Hun grootste zorg zijn de wanbetalingen waar zij steeds vaker mee te maken hebben. Door uiterst onzekere economische omstandigheden zijn deze in vergelijking met de resultaten van 2021 toegenomen met maar liefst 60 procent.

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50 procent van de uitstaande facturen in de regio wordt te laat betaald (tot 90 dagen na factuurdatum). Het probleem speelt nog sterker bij langdurig onbetaalde handelsschulden (meer dan 90 dagen) die als oninbaar moeten worden afgeschreven. De problemen zijn het grootst in Taiwan, dat kampt met een afschrijvingspercentage van 8 procent: bijna een verdriedubbeling ten opzichte van vorig jaar. In Hongkong en Singapore hebben bedrijven te maken met een gemiddelde stijging van 50 procent. In Indonesië namen de oninbare vorderingen toe met 40 procent. Vietnam is voor het eerst in de Betalingsbarometer van Atradius opgenomen. Bedrijven uit dit land geven aan dat hun liquiditeit steeds meer onder druk staat door zowel afschrijvingen (6 procent van de totale waarde van zakelijke facturen) als onbetaalde handelsschulden, die ongeveer de helft van de waarde van de zakelijke handel vertegenwoordigden.

"De uitkomsten van de Betalingsbarometer Azië zijn verontrustend", vervolgt Broekman. "Gezien de aanhoudende onzekerheid in de markt verwachten we niet dat de trend van dubieuze vorderingen zich snel zal herstellen. Nederlandse exporteurs doen er dan ook goed aan om heldere betalingsafspraken met hun afnemers in de regio Azië te maken."

De Atradius Betalingsbarometer 2022 voor Azië kan worden gedownload van www.atradius.nl (sectie Publicaties). Het onderzoek biedt een diepgaande analyse van hoe bedrijven in belangrijke markten in Azië omgaan met risico's op wanbetaling bij verkopen op krediet aan zakelijke klanten. Onderwerpen die aan bod komen, zijn onder meer betalingstermijnen, de tijd die nodig is om facturen te innen, het beheer van betalingsachterstanden, de gevolgen van betalingsachterstanden voor bedrijven en verwachte zakelijke trends.

Over Atradius Atradius biedt wereldwijd kredietverzekeringen, borgstellingen en garanties, incasso en informatiediensten aan via strategische aanwezigheid in meer dan 50 landen. De producten van Atradius beschermen bedrijven over de hele wereld tegen betalingsrisico's die verbonden zijn aan de verkoop van producten en diensten op krediet. Atradius maakt deel uit van Grupo Catalana Occidente (GCO.MC), een van de grootste verzekeraars in Spanje en een van de grootste kredietverzekeraars ter wereld.

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CONTACT: Noot aan de redactie (niet voor publicatie): Atradius, Corporate Communications & Marketing, Mariëlla Dalstra-van Emst, Tel. +31 (0)20 553 2394, Mob. +31 (0)6 1297 8985, E-mail: mariella.dalstra@atradius.com

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The benefit of RealNetworks technology is the offering of a rich feature set for anti-fraud protection for both voice calls and messaging. Clients of KONTXT decide which modules are activated for data analysis and customer protection. The Vodafone CallProtect pilot project will use the KONTXT Android SDK for call enrichment and the KONTXT Reputation Service for number lookups. The KONTXT Reputation Service database contains known spam numbers provided from leading spam database providers. The Reputation Service is also capable of MSISDN risk rating based on the latest AI/ML technology.

Vodafone CallProtect will be integrated into the Vodafone Secure Net service for Android. Vodafone Secure Net is a mobile network-based security product that helps protect Vodafone customers' mobile devices. When connected to the Vodafone mobile network in Germany, it automatically blocks harmful sites and quickly protects against viruses before they can cause harm. Secure Net users will be able to activate and deactivate the service. Once activated, all incoming calls will be matched against a database to verify if the calling number is a known spam or scam number. If a positive match is detected, an informational message is displayed on the user's phone allowing them to reject the call.

"Global fraudulent call activities increased substantially since the outbreak of the pandemic, which led to the launch of this initiative," said Mathias Grünwald, Director Sales at RealNetworks. "We are excited about Vodafone's decision to partner with RealNetworks to take advantage of our leading anti-fraud solution KONTXT to protect their customers".

CallProtect will be provided for free to existing Vodafone Secure Net users in Germany. The pilot project will be active for six months starting from the launch of the CallProtect service. The goal of the pilot is to gain insights about user acceptance and assess the performance of the service.

About RealNetworks' KONTXT Building on a rich history of digital media expertise and innovation, RealNetworks(®) has created a new generation of products that employ best-in-class artificial intelligence and machine learning to enhance and secure our daily lives. KONTXT(®) (kontxt.com) is an industry-leading NLP (Natural Language Processing) platform for categorizing and blocking spam and fraudulent text messages, images, and voice calls, to help carriers build customer loyalty and drive new revenue through text message classification and antispam. For more information, visit: [https://c212.net/c/link/?t=0&l=en&o=3577608-1&h=3341943303&u=https%3A%2F%2Fc212.net%2Fc%2Flink%2F%3Ft%3D0%26l%3Den%26o%3D3106777-1%26h%3D1209772609%26u%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.realnetworks.com%252F%26a%3D%25C2%25A0&a=%C2%A0]realnetworks.com.

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