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Nazan Riahei Joins SJW Group as Vice President of Communications

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Monday, April 15, 2024

SJW Group (NYSE: SJW) announces that Nazan Riahei has been named vice president of communications for SJW Group, effective April 15.

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  • SJW Group (NYSE: SJW) announces that Nazan Riahei has been named vice president of communications for SJW Group, effective April 15.
  • In this newly created role, Riahei will oversee internal and external communications at SJW Group and help position the company’s national platform for future growth.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20240415898481/en/
    Nazan Riahei, Vice President of Communications for SJW Group (Photo: Business Wire)
    “Nazan has a demonstrated track record of success and has developed a strong working relationship with SJW Group leaders since her support with our transformational merger nearly five years ago,” stated SJW Group’s Chair, President and CEO Eric W. Thornburg.
  • Prior to Abernathy MacGregor, Riahei served as an adviser at Sard Verbinnen & Co. (now known as FGS Global) and Brunswick Group.

Corporate Affairs Firm Watermark Strategies Launches

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Thursday, February 22, 2024

Today marks the launch of Watermark Strategies, a new corporate affairs consulting firm designed to deploy the latest data and technology in support of comprehensive stakeholder advisory and engagement services.

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  • Today marks the launch of Watermark Strategies, a new corporate affairs consulting firm designed to deploy the latest data and technology in support of comprehensive stakeholder advisory and engagement services.
  • “Our dedicated senior team has decades of experience navigating the complex and high-stakes world of corporate reputation in this digital era.
  • - Corporate Positioning: C-suite and board advisory, public affairs strategy and engagement, media relations, and executive thought leadership.
  • “Against that backdrop, we apply the latest data and technology to craft engagement strategies that position clients for success.”
    Watermark is a premier corporate communications and public affairs consulting firm, delivering strategic stakeholder advisory and engagement services to help clients navigate the complexities of today’s corporate affairs landscape.

Institute for Real Growth and Oxford Saïd FOMI Publish First Global C-Suite Study on Stakeholder Impact

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Wednesday, January 10, 2024

NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The Institute for Real Growth (IRG) today released the findings from the first global study to identify best practices on businesses' pivot from shareholder primacy to value creation for all stakeholders. Known as 'Humanized Growth,' this model seeks to benefit employees, consumers, the community, the environment, and investors. The study is unprecedented in scope and builds on the expertise and experience of hundreds of global experts, academics, and cross-functional C-suite practitioners.

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  • Known as 'Humanized Growth,' this model seeks to benefit employees, consumers, the community, the environment, and investors.
  • The study is unprecedented in scope and builds on the expertise and experience of hundreds of global experts, academics, and cross-functional C-suite practitioners.
  • The IRG Impact Study findings build on 450 in-depth vision interviews conducted with C-suite executives, experts, and academics and a survey of global business leaders.
  • The study findings also identify the characteristics that C-suite leaders need to possess to lead their companies to more Humanized Growth.

EQS-News: Atlantic BidCo has secured more than 95% of shares in Aareal Bank AG – Intention to initiate squeeze-out of minority shareholders

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Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Frankfurt, November 22, 2023 – Atlantic BidCo GmbH (“Atlantic BidCo” or the “Bidder”) has secured more than 95% of the shares in Aareal Bank AG (“Aareal Bank”) and plans to initate a squeeze-out of the remaining minority shareholders to acquire all remaining shares of Aareal Bank.

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  • Frankfurt, November 22, 2023 – Atlantic BidCo GmbH (“Atlantic BidCo” or the “Bidder”) has secured more than 95% of the shares in Aareal Bank AG (“Aareal Bank”) and plans to initate a squeeze-out of the remaining minority shareholders to acquire all remaining shares of Aareal Bank.
  • The management board of Aareal Bank has been informed of this intention by Atlantic BidCo.
  • According to the current status (today 2pm), the public delisting tender offer (the “Delisting Offer”) by Atlantic BidCo to the shareholders of Aareal Bank has been accepted for approx.
  • Thus, the last trading day of the Aareal Bank shares on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange was November 21, 2023.

FGS Global Acquires Longview, the Leading Canadian Communications and Public Affairs Firm

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Tuesday, November 21, 2023

FGS Global announced today that it has acquired Longview Communications and Public Affairs, bringing together two of the world’s leading communications and public affairs advisory firms.

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  • FGS Global announced today that it has acquired Longview Communications and Public Affairs, bringing together two of the world’s leading communications and public affairs advisory firms.
  • Consistently ranked among the top 15 global PR advisors on M&A and shareholder activism, Longview advises a wide range of leading Canadian companies, as well as numerous global companies operating across the country.
  • FGS Longview has offices in Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary, as well as team members in Ottawa, Winnipeg, Montreal and Victoria.
  • Andrew Cole, FGS’s Deputy Global Chief Executive Officer, added, “FGS was created to help leaders succeed in increasingly complex stakeholder ecosystems across industries and geographies.

PRWeek to Honor 6 Top Communicators at Hall of Fame Gala

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Tuesday, November 21, 2023

PRWeek will welcome six outstanding leaders of the communications industry into its Hall of Fame at a gala in New York City on Monday, December 4.

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  • PRWeek will welcome six outstanding leaders of the communications industry into its Hall of Fame at a gala in New York City on Monday, December 4.
  • The Hall of Fame, in its 11th year, will also feature the inaugural presentation of the David Finn Award, named for the late iconic pioneer in PR.
  • Today, Allison is an integrated communications firm active in more than 50 markets around the world with more than 1,000 employees.
  • And the brand extends into the iconic PRWeek Awards, annual conferences, roundtables, webcasts, and virtual forums.

NATIONAL SURVEY OF MORE THAN 500 NACD DIRECTORS REVEALS ECONOMIC CONDITIONS, INCREASED REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS, CYBERSECURITY CONCERNS, AND COMPETITION FOR TALENT AS TOP CONCERNS FOR 2024

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Wednesday, December 13, 2023

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing approximately 24,000 board members, today released its 2024 Governance Outlook Report: Projections on Emerging Board Matters, an annual forecast of trends and issues that directors and senior executives are likely to face in the coming year.

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  • The report includes data from the latest NACD Board Trends and Priorities Survey of more than 500 directors nationwide.
  • The survey revealed that economic conditions still top the list of director concerns for the coming year, followed by increased regulatory requirements, cybersecurity concerns, and more competition for talent.
  • Slightly more than half (51%) of respondents indicated that AI presents more opportunities than risks to their organizations.
  • "Unsurprisingly, directors are most concerned with talent, technology, and the economy and how these trends amplify each other.

EQS-News: Atlantic BidCo launches public tender offer to initiate the delisting of Aareal Bank – Shareholders can tender remaining shares from today

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Thursday, October 26, 2023

Upon the delisting, Aareal Bank shareholders will no longer have access to a regulated market for Aareal Shares.

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  • Upon the delisting, Aareal Bank shareholders will no longer have access to a regulated market for Aareal Shares.
  • Frankfurt, 19 October 2023 – Atlantic BidCo GmbH (“Atlantic BidCo” or the “Bidder”) today published a public delisting tender offer (the “Delisting Offer”) for all remaining outstanding shares of Aareal Bank AG (“Aareal Bank”).
  • During this time, Aareal Bank shareholders can accept the Delisting Offer and tender their shares to the Bidder.
  • Upon the delisting, Aareal Bank shareholders will no longer have access to a regulated market for Aareal Shares.

Gateway Group Launches Equity Story Development Practice

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Thursday, June 15, 2023

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., June 15, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gateway Group (Gateway), a full-service, strategic financial communications firm, has launched a new practice to help private companies maximize their valuation potential.

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  • NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., June 15, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gateway Group (Gateway), a full-service, strategic financial communications firm, has launched a new practice to help private companies maximize their valuation potential.
  • The practice area, Equity Story Development (ESD), helps start-ups, scale-ups, private equity and VC portfolio companies turn their visions into strategies and clear investment cases.
  • Gateway’s ESD practice is process-driven and includes an individualized development program tailored to its clients’ needs and desired outcome.
  • “Like other Gateway services, our ESD practice is grounded in its process, detailed in its approach and empathetic to our clients’ needs.

EQS-News: Atlantic BidCo GmbH: Atlantic BidCo completes the voluntary public takeover offer for Aareal Bank AG  

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Saturday, June 10, 2023

The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

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  • The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.
  • NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION (IN WHOLE OR IN PART) IN, INTO OR FROM ANY JURISDICTION WHERE SUCH RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE RELEVANT LAWS OF SUCH JURISDICTION.
  • The Bidder now owns approximately 90 percent of the share capital and the voting rights of Aareal Bank.
  • Olaf Zapke, FGS Global, Tel +49 170 764 1971, [email protected]
    Markus Stoker, FGS Global, Tel +49 162 245 3946, [email protected]
    Roland Klein, Kekst CNC, Tel +44 7776 162 997, [email protected]
    Isabel Henninger, Kekst CNC, Tel +49 174 940 9955, [email protected]