SDL pays maiden dividend

first_img KCS-content SDL pays maiden dividend Tags: NULL Monday 7 March 2011 8:55 pm Translation software firm SDL posted a profit rise for 2010 and said it would pay a maiden dividend to reflect its confidence going forward. SDL, which provides translation software and services for multinationals including Dell, Canon and Ford, said demand for its services looked solid going into 2011. Pre-tax profit rose 20 per cent to £29m on revenues 18 per cent higher at £204m. Share whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org last_img read more

Gauselmann halts production and sales amid Covid-19 outbreak

first_img German gaming giant the Gauselmann Group has shut down all production and sales activities across its business due to the global novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.Gauselmann has closed all 700 of its gaming establishments across Germany, in line with government-ordered measures now in force in the country.The group said that the German shutdown has also had an impact on is Lübbecke facility, which it announced earlier this month would become the headquarters for global sales.However, Gauselmann also said that its development departments around the world would remain intact in order to continue work on products for the future, albeit on a part-time basis while the outbreak continues.In addition, Gauselmann said it intends to use its financial reserves to support the business throughout the pandemic, but did not disclose how long activities would be impacted, due to differing Covid-19 measures in regions worldwide.“As a family business, we are happy that our employees stand by us not only in the past, but also in the future, and I am sure that once this crisis is overcome, there will be an even better future for all of us,” Gauselmann Group founder and chief executive Paul Gauselmann said.The update comes after Gauselmann earlier this month announced that it had acquired what it described as a “significant majority stake” in igaming platform provider Bede Gaming.Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Gauselmann said that the agreement would further enhance its digital offering, and leave it well positioned to take advantage of the re-regulation of the German online gaming market from 2021. Tags: OTB and Betting Shops AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Gauselmann halts production and sales amid Covid-19 outbreak Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 25th March 2020 | By contenteditorcenter_img German gaming giant the Gauselmann Group has shut down all production and sales activities across its business due to the global novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Topics: Casino & games Strategy Casino & games Email Addresslast_img read more

NBA LIVE: Nuggets vs Clippers Live stream, watch online, Schedules, Date,…

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Hawkesbury Residence / Marmol Radziner

first_imgHawkesbury Residence / Marmol RadzinerSave this projectSaveHawkesbury Residence / Marmol Radziner Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/204355/hawkesbury-residence-marmol-radziner Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/204355/hawkesbury-residence-marmol-radziner Clipboard CopyHouses•New Zealand “COPY” New Zealand Houses Hawkesbury Residence / Marmol Radziner Photographs:  Emily Andrews Save this picture!© Emily AndrewsRecommended ProductsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaMarmol Radziner is the design architect for this 2,150 sq ft three bedroom-house at the base of a windswept slope in the Wanaka Valley in New Zealand. HMA Architects of Wellington, New Zealand is the executive architect and co ordinated the project locally. Save this picture!© Emily AndrewsWith distance views of alpine peaks, the hillside site overlooks rolling farmland. The site faces north, directly into the blazing sun of the southern hemisphere. Strict agency requirements limited both the size and form of the home in relation to the slope. The climate is one of extremes with very hot summers and freezing cold winters.Project gallerySee allShow lessAustralia House Proposal / Andrew Burns ArchitectArticlesPortuguese architect Paulo David selected as 2012 Alvar Aalto Medal recipientArticles Share Architects: Marmol Radziner Photographs ArchDaily “COPY” Save this picture!© Emily Andrews+ 20 Share CopyAbout this officeMarmol RadzinerOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesNew ZealandPublished on February 03, 2012Cite: “Hawkesbury Residence / Marmol Radziner” 03 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesProdemaProdEx Wood Facade in the Aspen Art MuseumSealantsSikaRenovation of Zeitz MuseumSinksBradley Corporation USAVerge Coordinated Soap Dispenser and Faucet SetsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Etch PrintingWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEngineered Wood FlooringAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)Australian Oak Engineered FlooringLouvers / ShuttersConstruction SpecialtiesSunshades – Airfoil LuxMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Hawkesbury Residence / Marmol Radziner是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

NOA Garden House / Jaanus Orgusaar

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/479474/noa-garden-house-jaanus-orgusaar Clipboard Architects: Jaanus Orgusaar Area Area of this architecture project Houses 2010 Photographs:  Terje Ugandi, Courtesy of Jaanus Orgusaar+ 63 Share Photographs ArchDaily “COPY” Year:  2010 NOA Garden House / Jaanus Orgusaarcenter_img CopyConstruction Company:Woodland Homes OÜArea Of Terrace:8.0 m²Country:EstoniaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Jaanus Orgusaar Save this picture!© Terje UgandiNOA is an easily mountable sustainable living space, adaptable to a variety of landscapes and environments. The advantage is that one can always add a module to extend the housing step by step, with each module, ones „saves“ a wall.Save this picture!Floor PlanIt is an invention by Jaanus Orgusaar, an Estonian designer-inventor. He built the first one for his own family, and plans to add two more modules. One module is 25 sq metres.Save this picture!Construction Process. Image Courtesy of Jaanus OrgusaarThe small house was brought to life from the need for a practical, sustainable and economical living space which would be easily mountable compiled from identical elements. The base element is a specific rhombus. The base for the structure is the rhombic dodecahedron. The rhombic dodecahedron can be used to tessellate three-dimensional space. It can be stacked to fill a space much like hexagons fill a plane. Some minerals such as garnet form a rhombic dodecahedral crystal habit. Honeybees use the geometry of rhombic dodecahedra to form honeycomb from a tessellation of cells each of which is a hexagonal prism capped with half a rhombic dodecahedron. The rhombic dodecahedron also appears in the unit cells of diamond and diamondoids.Save this picture!SchemeWhile looking for the perfect structure that would fill the space without void, Jaanus chose this unique structure for it is stable standing on three feet, stiff and because it spreads the tension evenly, and offers a synergy in space apprehension, having almost sacral feeling to its round space.Save this picture!Construction Process. Image Courtesy of Jaanus OrgusaarJaanus is an inventor diving into the very bases of geometry. Many of his creations starting from shoes and fashion, product design and now architecture takes its inspiration from the sacred geometry, the five platonic solids and their inter-relations.Save this picture!© Terje UgandiThe building stands on three feet, not needing a foundation on the ground, therefore also more cold resistant than a usual dwelling. The house lacks acute angles, therefore giving an impression of a round space. The floor plan of the house is a hexagon, walls and roof compiled of identical rhombuses, therefore it is easy to continue the structure in space by adding the next module. This kind of structure is simple and economical, yet strong, offering a great, almost timeless, sacral space experience.Save this picture!Construction Process. Image Courtesy of Jaanus OrgusaarThe little house is currently in use as a summer cottage for the designer`s family, the insides continue without interruption to the summer terrace that is used as a dining area,. The house is situated at the brink of o forest in the very vicinity of a 200 year old pine tree and fur tree, therefore guests from the forest, as owls and squirrels are commonplace. Materials used are all sustainable- wooden construction, floor and outside boarding, even roof- covered with thermo boards. The walls are plastered with limestone paste and painted with cottage cheese paint. The outside wall boards are soaked with iron-oxide to make the house grey fitting into the surrounding nature almost inconspicuously. The round windows frame the view to the open space of endless fields. In the dark the windows reflect the space so that it creates an illusion of additional rooms in the dark. Noa widens the concept of space offering a different space experience.Project gallerySee allShow lessHouse Between 2 Gardens / Pitsou Kedem ArchitectsSelected ProjectsLake House / Andersson Wise ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Area:  22 m² Area:  22 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/479474/noa-garden-house-jaanus-orgusaar Clipboard NOA Garden House / Jaanus OrgusaarSave this projectSaveNOA Garden House / Jaanus OrgusaarSave this picture!© Terje UgandiHouses•Estonia “COPY” Year:  Projects Estonia CopyAbout this officeJaanus OrgusaarOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesEstoniaPublished on February 24, 2014Cite: “NOA Garden House / Jaanus Orgusaar” 24 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Positive Digital wins three charity clients

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Digital agency Positive Digital has won three new charity accounts in competitive pitches – St John Ambulance, NSPCC and Shelter.The agency will be helping St John Ambulance on business-to-business work, promoting the need for UK businesses to prepare for safe fire evacuations and the importance of nominating trained fire marshals.NSPCC has appointed Positive Digital to run three online marketing initiatives. Through the use of banners, media buying and online PR the agency will increase both small-single and mid-level donations and raise awareness of the NSPCC’s Christmas campaign ‘Letter from Santa’.Positive Digital will be assisting Shelter with media planning and banner creative in a campaign that targets the mature market (65 years plus) and which will run to the end of November.www.positive-digital.co.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 25 October 2008 | News Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Positive Digital wins three charity clientslast_img read more

‘Global Fundraising’ book wins AFP Research Prize

first_img  41 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards Management Centre [youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH6dd5GZkI4[/youtube]Why the book wonElizabeth Kohler Knuppel, managing partner for Skystone Partners, said:“Penelope Cagney and Bernard Ross are two of the premier thought leaders on philanthropy and fundraising, and their volume is a critical addition to the profession, especially as fundraising grows dramatically in countries around the world.”Announcing the 2015 winner, AFP’s Research Council, which reviews many volumes every year and awards the prize, wrote of Global Fundraising:“By sharing data, practices, and results from around the world, this book is certain to deliver thought-provoking ideas to fundraisers regardless of where they may work. In keeping with AFP’s research prize qualifications and criteria, Global Fundraising is an outstanding contribution to the field.”The Skystone Partners Prize for Research will be presented to the authors at AFP’s board meeting on 28 March in Baltimore, before its 52nd International Fundraising Conference.Other books by Bernard RossBernard Ross is the author of several books on fundraising and management. His Breakthrough Thinking, co-authored with Clare Segal and also published by Wiley, won the Terry McAdam Prize in 2004.He and Clare Segal have written a new book on strategy aimed at the business market, which will be published by Financial Times/Pearson in June 2015. Howard Lake | 19 February 2015 | News ‘Global Fundraising: How the World is Changing the Rules of Philanthropy’ by Bernard Ross and Penelope Cagney has been awarded the Skystone Partners Prize for Research by America’s Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).The book, published by Wiley, is one of the first to focus on global fundraising, examining how the globalisation of fundraising is affecting philanthropy. It features contributions from 25 international fundraisers, covering fundraising practices and trends in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East & North Africa, Asia, India, Japan, China, Central & Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Australia & New Zealand, and North America.First European to win AFP’s research prizeThe Skystone Prize is awarded to authors of books that contribute substantially to the knowledge and understanding of fundraising or philanthropic behaviour. It was set up with an endowment by Skystone Partners, the international fundraising consulting firm.Bernard Ross and Penelope Cagney, authors of ‘Global Fundraising’Bernard Ross, MD of The Management Centre, the management consultancy and training organisation, is the first non-American to receive the prize in its 25 year history.His co-author, Penelope Cagney, is principal of The Cagney Company.Ross commented:“It’s really wonderful to be able to bring our research to the international fundraising community through programmes such as the Skystone Prize, and I am incredibly proud of the recognition this awards Global Fundraising.“I would like to acknowledge and thank all of our contributors without which the book wouldn’t have been possible; especially fellow Management Centre associates – director Angela Cluff who wrote the chapter on Major Donors, and Mike Muchilwa, Masa Uo and Usha Menon.” Advertisement ‘Global Fundraising’ book wins AFP Research Prize AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Charities to appeal Supreme Court in inheritance dispute

first_imgCharities to appeal Supreme Court in inheritance dispute  144 total views,  1 views today Blue Cross, RSPB and RSPCA have been given permission to appeal the Court of Appeal’s 2015 decision to award £163,000 of a charitable estate to the legator’s daughter.The money was awarded to Mrs Heather Ilott who challenged the will of her mother, Mrs Melita Jackson. This is the first time the Supreme Court will be asked to consider the provisions of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.According to a Supreme Court statement, the majority of the deceased’s estate was left to the three charities in her will, which made no provision for her only child, Mrs Ilott, following an estrangement. Mrs Ilott made an application under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 for reasonable financial provision from her late mother’s estate and was awarded the sum at the Court of Appeal.James Aspden, head of contentious trust and probate at Wilsons, which represents the charities said:“The Supreme Court will only hear an appeal in exceptional circumstances, where the issues it raises are of general public importance. The charities are delighted to have been given permission to do this so that the Supreme Court can provide essential guidance on the scope of the court’s powers under the Inheritance Act, and clarify the other important issues this case has highlighted.”The Supreme Court is likely to hear the case in early 2017.Remember a Charity has also welcomed the decision. Its chair Alex McDowell said: Advertisement Melanie May | 9 March 2016 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5  145 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Tagged with: Law / policy legacies “The potential impact of a lost legacy can be considerable for charities who are both duty bound to defend their legal entitlements and who rely on the kindness of individuals who have chosen to donate through their will. Contested wills are becoming more common, so it is important to minimise doubt and reduce the likelihood of a legal battle by encouraging donors to seek professional advice and for any legacy donations to be well documented.” About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Despite decline in Ebola cases, global attention needed

first_imgWorld Health Organization Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan reports that the number of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases are rapidly declining. However, the United Nations-affiliated agency says the world community must not become complacent in efforts to contain and eliminate the disease.This claim and others have given hope that the worse outbreak of the dreaded disease may be coming under control. Most cases have occurred in the West African countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. In the region, Nigeria, Mali and Senegal rapidly responded to a limited number of cases, halting the outbreaks there. Recently Senegal reopened its border with neighboring Guinea because of its “significant efforts” in fighting the Ebola outbreak; now people and goods are moving freely by land between the two countries.In a WHO report dated Jan. 26, Dr. Chan discussed social conditions in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, which led to the disease’s rapid spread. She mentioned the decade-long civil wars in Liberia and Sierra Leone during the 1990s and early 2000s, which created tremendous dislocation and the breakdown of national institutions and public infrastructure. Also, political instability and unrest in Guinea have not created a favorable atmosphere for internal public infrastructure development. There have been numerous military coups over the last three decades in the mineral-rich former French colony.Dr. Chan explained, “Prior to the outbreak, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone had only 1 to 2 doctors per nearly 100,000 people. … The Ebola outbreak cut this number down considerably. … The number of infected doctors, nurses, and other health care staff, at nearly 850 with 500 deaths, was unprecedented for Ebola. … The entry of Ebola into two new countries via infected air travelers was also unprecedented.”Ebola Impact will continue The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that more than 8,675 people have died from this virulent strain of Viral Hemorrhagic Fever, and it is estimated that  21,797 have been infected in this outbreak. The epidemic has created economic and social challenges due to dislocation in the agricultural and transport sectors of the most impacted states.Food deficits and shortages of consumer goods have resulted from the high number of cases affecting farm workers, drivers, health care and educational personnel. Delays in bringing products to local markets have prompted humanitarian organizations to call for assistance.Yet, attempts to mobilize resources in response to the epidemic have been lacking. The United States and Britain have taken more of a militarized posture toward the crisis as opposed to addressing the problems associated with shortages of medical treatment facilities, medicines and protective gear.The social impact will remain for years due to the increasing number of children orphaned by the pandemic. A Nigerian-based TV news station reports that in many cases relatives cannot be located to re-integrate the youth back into their family structures.Nonetheless, recent developments have given rise to optimism. Statistics show that the rate of infection is declining significantly. Julia Belluz wrote, “Ebola diagnoses are now halving every 10 days in Guinea, every 14 days in Liberia, and every 19 days in Sierra Leone, according to [WHO]. … WHO declared Mali Ebola-free this week after a small outbreak there.” (Vox.com, Jan. 26)Vaccine sent to Liberia for trialsSome 300 doses of an Ebola vaccine produced by GlaxoSmithKline were sent to Liberia on Jan. 23 for a clinical trial. The corporation said it will send 30,000 doses of the vaccine to the nation to use in clinical trial testing for those at risk of catching the disease — including health care workers, others close to people with Ebola and burial workers.Meanwhile, the U.S. government announced that the EVD vaccine trial would begin by early February. The National Institutes of Health assisted in developing two vaccines that are slated to be tested.Developing effective vaccines is crucial in preventing another epidemic, say many health experts and humanitarian organizations.However, regarding prospects for improving the health care infrastructures in these most severely impacted West African states, a different approach to governing must come into being. Relying on the former colonial and current neocolonial states in Europe and North America will only result in future outbreaks of EVD and other infectious diseases, such as polio, measles, cholera and malaria.In the West, concern around the EVD outbreak relates, in part, to the threat the pandemic posed to the U.S. and other Western countries. Cases of the disease in the U.S., including one fatality, led to the politicization of the disease and focus on its victims. After two nurses in Dallas recovered from Ebola, the debate about how to handle the outbreak has largely receded.Until the disease is tackled, controlled and eliminated, there will always be a danger to Africa and the international community.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Signature Bank Announces Public Stock Offering

first_img WhatsApp  Signature Bank Announces Public Stock Offering TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 Twitter Local NewsBusiness Pinterest Facebookcenter_img Facebook NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 4, 2021– Signature Bank (Nasdaq: SBNY), a New York-based full service commercial bank, announced today an underwritten offering of 3,500,000 million shares of its common stock. The Bank will also grant to the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 525,000 additional shares of common stock. The Bank intends to use the proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes. Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Morgan Stanley and Jefferies are acting as the bookrunners in the offering. The offering is subject to market conditions and other factors. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the securities, nor will there be any sale of the securities in any State in which any such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The common stock offering may be made only by means of an offering circular. Copies of the preliminary offering circular may be obtained fromGoldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, by phone: 1-866-471-2526, by facsimile: 212-902-9316 or by emailing [email protected];Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10014; orJefferies LLC, Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10022, by phone: 1-877-821-7388 or by emailing [email protected] The securities are not deposits and are neither insured nor approved by the FDIC. The securities are being offered pursuant to an exemption from registration under the Securities Act of 1933 provided by Section 3(a)(2) of such Act. About Signature Bank Signature Bank (Nasdaq: SBNY), member FDIC, is a New York-based, full-service commercial bank with 37 private client offices throughout the metropolitan New York area, including those in Connecticut as well as California and North Carolina. Through its single-point-of-contact approach, the Bank’s private client banking teams primarily serve the needs of privately owned businesses, their owners and senior managers. The Bank operates two wholly owned subsidiaries: Signature Financial, LLC, provides equipment finance and leasing; and, Signature Securities Group Corporation, a licensed broker-dealer, investment adviser and member FINRA/SIPC, offers investment, brokerage, asset management and insurance products and services. Since commencing operations in May 2001, Signature Bank, with $73.9 billion in assets, is one of the top 40 largest banks in the U.S., based on deposits (S&P Global Market Intelligence ). Deposits as of December 31, 2020 reached $63.3 billion. Signature Bank was the first FDIC-insured bank to launch a blockchain-based digital payments platform. Signet™ allows commercial clients to make real-time payments in U.S. dollars, 24/7/365 and was also the first solution to be approved for use by the NYS Department of Financial Services. This press release and oral statements made from time to time by our representatives contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that are subject to risks and uncertainties. You should not place undue reliance on those statements because they are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties relating to our operations and business environment, all of which are difficult to predict and may be beyond our control. Forward-looking statements include information concerning our future results, interest rates and the interest rate environment, loan and deposit growth, loan performance, operations, new private client teams and other hires, new office openings, our business strategy and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on each of the foregoing and on our business overall. These statements often include words such as “may,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “potential,” “opportunity,” “could,” “project,” “seek,” “target”, “goal”, “should,” “will,” “would,” “plan,” “estimate” or other similar expressions. As you consider forward-looking statements, you should understand that these statements are not guarantees of performance or results. They involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements and can change as a result of many possible events or factors, not all of which are known to us or in our control. These factors include but are not limited to: (i) prevailing economic conditions; (ii) changes in interest rates, loan demand, real estate values and competition, any of which can materially affect origination levels and gain on sale results in our business, as well as other aspects of our financial performance, including earnings on interest-bearing assets; (iii) the level of defaults, losses and prepayments on loans made by us, whether held in portfolio or sold in the whole loan secondary markets, which can materially affect charge-off levels and required credit loss reserve levels; (iv) changes in monetary and fiscal policies of the U.S. Government, including policies of the U.S. Treasury and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; (v) changes in the banking and other financial services regulatory environment, (vi) our ability to maintain the continuity, integrity, security and safety of our operations and (vii) competition for qualified personnel and desirable office locations. All of these factors are subject to additional uncertainty in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is having an unprecedented impact on all aspects of our operations, the financial services industry and the economy as a whole. Although we believe that these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, beliefs and expectations, if a change occurs or our beliefs, assumptions and expectations were incorrect, our business, financial condition, liquidity or results of operations may vary materially from those expressed in our forward-looking statements. Additional risks are described in our quarterly and annual reports filed with the FDIC. You should keep in mind that any forward-looking statements made by Signature Bank speak only as of the date on which they were made. New risks and uncertainties come up from time to time, and we cannot predict these events or how they may affect the Bank. Signature Bank has no duty to, and does not intend to, update or revise the forward-looking statements after the date on which they are made. In light of these risks and uncertainties, you should keep in mind that any forward-looking statement made in this release or elsewhere might not reflect actual results. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204006076/en/ CONTACT: Eric R. Howell, Senior Executive Vice President – Corporate and Business Development 646-822-1402,[email protected] Media Contact: Susan Turkell Lewis 646-822-1825,[email protected] KEYWORD: NEW YORK UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SOFTWARE FINANCE BANKING SMALL BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TECHNOLOGY OTHER TECHNOLOGY SOURCE: Signature Bank Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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