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積水ハウス・KDDI・日立、賃貸契約を効率化する企業間情報連携基盤の商用化に向け協創を加速

新たな参画企業を加え、ブロックチェーン技術を活用した企業間情報連携による賃貸契約の利便性向上に向けた共同検証を開始

東京, 2019年9月27日 - (JCN Newswire) - 積水ハウス株式会社(代表取締役社長:仲井 嘉浩/以下、積水ハウス)、KDDI株式会社(代表取締役社長:髙橋 誠/以下、KDDI)および株式会社日立製作所(執行役社長兼CEO:東原 敏昭/以下、日立)は、このたび、3社が2019年4月から共同で推進する、ブロックチェーン技術を活用した企業間情報連携による賃貸契約の利便性向上に向けた共同検証*1において、新たな参画企業を加え検証を開始し、商用化に向けた協創をさらに加速します。

今回の共同検証においては、損害保険ジャパン日本興亜株式会社(代表取締役社長:西澤 敬二/以下、損保ジャパン日本興亜)、東京海上ホールディングス株式会社(取締役社長 グループCEO: 小宮 暁/以下、東京海上)、三井住友海上火災保険株式会社(取締役社長:原 典之/以下、三井住友海上)、大阪ガス株式会社(代表取締役社長:本荘 武宏/以下、大阪ガス)、東邦ガス株式会社(代表取締役社長:冨成 義郎/以下、東邦ガス)が参画し、引っ越し時に発生する火災・地震保険やエネルギーのインフラサービスの手続きの簡素化に向けた検討を開始します。

取り組み背景
日本政府が提唱する「超スマート社会*2」の実現策(Society 5.0*3)では、デジタル技術やデータを活用した、新たなユーザーメリットの創出や利便性の向上をめざしており、企業間で情報を連携し、異業種データの相互補完やサービスの連携を実現する基盤の整備が求められています。

積水ハウス、KDDI、日立は、2019年4月より、改ざん耐性や高可用性*4といった特性から、複数の企業で情報を安全に共有する点で適するとされるブロックチェーン技術を用いて、企業間の中立的な情報連携基盤の構築に向けた取り組みを進めてきました。中でも、検証の第一弾として積水ハウスとKDDIそれぞれが持つ本人確認情報*5のセキュアな連携により、賃貸物件の内覧申込みの際の現住所や電話番号のお客さまによる入力を簡略化するなど、不動産賃貸契約時におけるワンストップサービスのビジネスモデルやサービス性について検証を行ってきました。

今回の取り組み内容
検証の第二弾として、今回新たに参画する、損保ジャパン日本興亜、東京海上、三井住友海上、大阪ガス、東邦ガスと共同で、内覧から賃貸契約に移行された本人確認情報を本人同意のもと、火災・地震保険やエネルギーのインフラの関連手続きと連携することで、従来、商品・サービス提供企業ごとに行っていた、商品・サービスの新規申込や利用開始・休止・解約および住所変更などの各種手続きを簡略化するなど、企業間情報連携基盤における賃貸契約簡素化に向けた検討を開始します。

あわせて、不動産管理会社の立ち合いなく効率的な物件内覧の実現に向け、企業間情報連携基盤の本人確認情報に基づき、内覧許諾およびスマートロック*6発行の検証も行います。

今後について
今後も、積水ハウス、KDDI、日立は、不動産賃貸における企業間情報連携基盤の2020年の商用化をめざして、損保ジャパン日本興亜、東京海上、三井住友海上、大阪ガス、東邦ガスとともに、さらなる協創を進めていきます。また、本検証における不動産賃貸のユースケースで得られた知見をもとに、不動産賃貸契約のオンライン手続きにおける標準化を図るなど、取り組みを強化するとともに、様々なサービスを企業間情報連携基盤で創出していきます。

また、金融分野や自治体分野など幅広く参加企業・団体を募り、お客さまおよび企業の双方に有益なエコシステムの実現とオープンイノベーションの加速を目的とする企業コンソーシアムを2020年に設立することをめざします。企業がそれぞれ保持する独自情報を、お客さま本人の同意のもとで本基盤上に持ち寄り共有することで、異業種データの掛け合わせによる新たなユーザーメリットの創出のほか、一括契約や手続きが可能な業種を拡大するなど、業界を超えてさらなる利便性の向上を実現します。

本リリースの詳細は下記URLをご参照ください。
https://www.hitachi.co.jp/New/cnews/month/2019/09/0927a.html

シュルンベルジェが、シュルンベルジェ・ホールディングス・コーポレーションの満期2020年利率3.000%シニア債および満期2022年利率3.625%シニア債の残存額全額の公開買付の期限到来を発表

ヒューストン--()--(ビジネスワイヤ) -- シュルンベルジェ・リミテッド(以下、シュルンベルジェ)は本日、シュルンベルジェの間接完全所有子会社のシュルンベルジェ・ホールディングス・コーポレーション(SHC)が (a) 満期2020年利率3.000%のシニア債(2020年債)および (b) 満期2022年利率3.625%のシニア債(2022年債)(2020年債と合わせて「対象債券」という)に関して先頃発表した残存額全額の現金公開買付の期限が到来したことを発表しました。これには、2019年9月18日付けの買付提案(「買付提案」という)および買付提案に添付されている関連の保証引き渡し通知(「保証引き渡し通知」という)に記載されている条件が適用されます。この公開買付は、本リリースでは「本買付」といいます。買付提案と保証引き渡し通知は、本リリース中では「買付文書」と総称します。本買付は、2019年9月24日ニューヨーク市時間午後5時(「期限時刻」という)に期限が到来しました。期限時刻において受領されていた(かつ取り下げられていない)有効な応募の額は以下の表に示す通りです。

証券名称

CUSIP番号

未償還元本総額

応募済み元本総額(1)

未償還元本額に対する応募の割合(1)

利率3.000% 2020年満期シニア債

806851AC5 / U8066LAC8

$1,198,732,000

$781,358,000

65.18%

利率3.625% 2022年満期シニア債

806851AE1 / U8066LAD6

$616,522,000

$321,149,000

52.09%

(1) 買付提案に定められた保証引き渡し手続きに従って応募された対象債券を除きます。

SHCは、本買付において有効に応募されて有効に取り下げられていないすべての対象債券を受諾することになると予想しています。これには、買付提案に定められた保証引き渡し手続きに従って応募された対象債券が含まれます。本買付に従って購入された対象債券の支払いは、2019年9月27日(「決済日」という)に行われる予定です。

適用される「公開買付対価」は、2020年債の元本1000ドルに対して1011.58ドル、2022年債の元本1000ドルに対して1051.27ドルであり、決済日(当日は含まない)までに発生した未払いの利息が加算され、決済日に支払われます。

本買付は、買付提案および保証引き渡し通知に従って行われました。D.F.キング&カンパニーが本買付の買付代理人および情報代理人を務め、ゴールドマン・サックス・アンド・コが本買付のディーラーマネジャーを務めました。

将来予想に関する記述についての注意事項

本プレスリリースには、連邦証券法の意味における「将来予想に関する記述」が含まれています。これは、過去の出来事に関するものではなく、将来に関する記述です。このような記述には、多くの場合、「予想する」、「可能性がある」、「考える」、「計画する」、「推定する」、「意図する」、「期待する」、「すべき」、「できるだろう」、「するだろう」、「見ている」、「可能性が高い」などの用語やこれに類似した用語が含まれています。将来予想に関する記述は、程度の差はあれ、不確実な事項に関するものです。例えば、本買付の完了の条件および時期に関する記述(有効に応募された対象債券の買付受諾を含む)や、予想される決済日が含まれます。シュルンベルジェとSHCは、これらの記述が正しいもになると保証することはできません。これらの記述は、とりわけシュルンベルジェが証券取引委員会に届出または提出した最新のフォーム10-K、10-Q、および8-Kに詳しく記載されたリスクと不確実性の影響を受けます。実際の結果は、シュルンベルジェの将来予想に関する記述に示されたものと大きく異なるものになる場合があります。将来予想に関する記述は、発表日時点での記述であり、シュルンベルジェは、新しい情報、将来の出来事などが発生した場合でも、これらの記述を更新して公開したり改訂したりする意図はなく、その義務を負いません。

本記者発表文の公式バージョンはオリジナル言語版です。翻訳言語版は、読者の便宜を図る目的で提供されたものであり、法的効力を持ちません。翻訳言語版を資料としてご利用になる際には、法的効力を有する唯一のバージョンであるオリジナル言語版と照らし合わせて頂くようお願い致します。

Contacts

Simon Farrant – Vice President of Investor Relations, Schlumberger Limited 
Joy V. Domingo – Director of Investor Relations, Schlumberger Limited 
Office +1 (713) 375-3535 
investor-relations@slb.com

Freeze Tag Offers Frighteningly Fun Munzee Event Update and Halloween Packages

TUSTIN, CA / ACCESSWIRE / September 26, 2019 / Freeze Tag (OTC PINK:FRZT), a leading creator of location-based mobile social games, has launched an update to the Munzee Events process to coincide with the release of Halloween themed event packages. The new event system makes it easier than ever for players to host their own Munzee Events around the world.

Munzee Events provide the opportunity for players to get together in real life to share their passion, make new friends, and earn points and special badges. The creation and purchase process of Munzee Event packages has been greatly improved to put more power in the hands of event hosts. The goal of this update is to increase event interaction among new and veteran players alike.

"Munzee Events are a driving force at the center of gameplay, and the player community," said Rob Vardeman, President of Freeze Tag. "This new automation process enhances the event hosting experience and will allow our stellar event management team to continue to grow this critical aspect of the game."

Munzee Events are free to host, but there are great incentives for players to purchase an event package as well. Currently two event packages are available in the Freeze Tag Online Store. The Basic Event Package costs $10 and includes an event indicator pin, a generic event attendee badge, and more. There is also a Themed Event Package which could change price depending on the seasonal theme, and is usually based around a notable holiday.

As the seasons begin to change, Halloween Themed Event Packages offer a scary good deal for events scheduled from now through October 31. These packages include a number of ghoulish goodies built into the price of the package, including a themed icon and attendance badge that can be customized specifically to players' events. Halloween events have been particularly popular with players in past years, which makes it a fitting way to kick off the new event process.

There are also a number of additional items hosts can purchase for their events directly through the Munzee Event Team. These event add-ons include Eventzee photo scavenger hunts, prizes and giveaways, and custom event artwork. Freeze Tag plans to offer these add-on purchases, and more event package types through the Freeze Tag Store in the near future as well.

Visit https://calendar.munzee.com to discover when and where events are being held. This website provides a global calendar of all upcoming Munzee Events. You can also learn more about the Munzee Event creation process in the Munzee Help Guide.

For more information about Munzee follow the Munzee Blog at https://www.munzeeblog.com/.

About Freeze Tag, Inc.

Freeze Tag, Inc. is a leading creator of mobile location-based games for consumers and businesses. Our portfolio includes hits such as Munzee, a social platform with over 8 million locations worldwide and hundreds of thousands of players that blends gamification and geolocation into an experience that rewards players for going places in the physical world, Garfield Go, a Pokemon Go style augmented reality game based on the iconic cat Garfield, WallaBee, an addictive collecting game with over 2,200 beautifully drawn digital cards, as well as many social mobile games that provide endless hours of family-friendly fun. We also offer our technology and services to businesses that want to leverage mobile gaming in their marketing and branding programs. For example, our Eventzee solution allows businesses to create private scavenger hunts in physical places such as malls, tradeshows, company events or campuses to create immersive brand experiences. For more information about Freeze Tag, go to: http://www.freezetag.com

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial uncertainties and risks. These forward-looking statements are based upon our current expectations, estimates and projections and reflect our beliefs and assumptions based upon information available to us at the date of this release. We caution readers that forward-looking statements are predictions based on our current expectations about future events. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Our actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including but not limited to, our ability to market our games, and our ability to implement new changes and release them. We undertake no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statement for any reason.

Contact:

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NextSource Materials Releases New Feasibility Study Incorporating Phased Buildout in Preparation of Mine Financing

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The 2019 Feasibility Study (“FS”) outlines a phased development approach with Phase 1 producing 17,000 tonnes per annum (“tpa”) over the first two years of production and Phase 2 producing a total of 45,000 tpa by year 3.
     
  • Over the modelled life of mine (30 years), the production plants will have a pre-tax internal rate of return (“IRR”) of 43.1%, and a post-tax IRR of 36.2%. The pre-tax Net Present Value (“NPV”) at 8% discount rate will be US$237.1M, and the post-tax NPV will be US$184.3M.
     
  • The capital mine cost (“CAPEX”) for Phase 1 will be US$21.0M with Phase 2 CAPEX being an additional US$39.1M, for a total project cost of US$60.1M.
     
  • Both phases will utilize the Company’s unique, fully modular build approach, which greatly reduces build time and associated costs in relation to conventional mine construction.

TORONTO, Sept. 27, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NextSource Materials Inc. (TSX:NEXT) (OTCQB:NSRCF) (“NextSource” or “the Company”),  is pleased to report the results of its 2019 Feasibility Study  for its 100%-owned Molo Graphite Project in southern Madagascar. The FS takes into account updated mine capital equipment and mining costs, as well as current 12-month rolling flake graphite pricing on a FOB China basis, supplied by UK-based battery mineral commodities research firm, Benchmark Minerals Intelligence.

The FS was based on a Front End Engineering and Design study (“FEED”), and subsequent Detailed Engineering studies. The FS incorporates the procurement of all mining equipment, off-site modular fabrication and assembly, factory acceptance testing, module disassembly, shipping, plant infrastructure construction, onsite module re-assembly, commissioning, project contingencies and working capital. All capital and operating costs expressed for Phase 1 are considered to be accurate to +/- 10%, and accurate to +/- 12.5% for Phase 2.

In order to ensure that the Company maintains a first-mover competitive advantage over the competition and to appropriately plan for future market demand, the FS was designed to provide a flexible mine development approach that comprises a unique, all-modular build solution yielding optimal cashflow and return metrics with suitable flexibility to enable a rapid response to the anticipated market demand for graphite.

As previously reported to the market, the Company has an off-take agreement in place with a prominent Japanese trader, whom is a major supplier of flake graphite to Japan’s largest battery
processor and manufacturer of graphite anode material in lithium ion batteries (“LiB”) for electric vehicle applications. NextSource is currently in the process of formalizing an additional sales agreement with a leading European trader. As such, the FS was undertaken to include two phases in order to account for off-takers’ demand for NextSource’s SuperFlake® graphite concentrate.

PHASE 1: Production of 17,000 tpa

  • The first phase of production will consist of a fully operational and sustainable graphite mine with a permanent processing plant capable of processing 240,000 tpa of ore and producing approximately 17,000 tpa of high-quality SuperFlake™ graphite concentrate.
     
  • The updated build cost of the fully modular process plant marginally increased from the US$18.4 million reported in the 2017 FS to US$21.0M due to equipment cost inflation.

PHASE 2: Production Expansion to 45,000 tpa in Year 3

  • Phase 2 incorporates the processing of 240,000 tpa of ore (producing 17,000 tpa of SuperFlake® concentrate) for the first two years of operation and then ramping up to 720,000 tpa of processed ore in the third year to accommodate additional sales, resulting in a total of 45,000 tpa of SuperFlake® concentrate being produced for a mine life of 30 years.
     
  • The costing for Phase 2 is based on the addition of two modules of the beneficiation plant with a proportional increase in mining and infrastructure costs.
     
  • The capital mine cost for Phase 2 (with contingency) will be US$39.1M, for a total project cost (Phase 1 and Phase 2 with contingency) of US$60.1M.

FS RESULTS SUMMARY

  • The Phase 1 production plan of 17,000 tpa of finished SuperFlake® concentrate for the first two years of production followed by a ramp-up to Phase 2 production of 45,000 tpa yields the following financial metrics.
DescriptionPhase 1 and 2
 Pre-TaxPost-Tax
Post-tax: NPV (8% Discount Cash Flow)(1)(2)$237.1m$184.3m
Post-tax: IRR (1)(2)43.1% 36.2% 
Payback (2)3.4 years3.8 years
Capital cost ("CAPEX")$60,082,340  
Owners Contingency$6,670,430  
On-site Operating Costs ("OPEX") per tonne of concentrate, (year 3 onward)Mining 
$82.69 
On-site Operating Costs ("OPEX") per tonne of concentrate, (year 3 onward)Processing 
$270.27 
Transportation per tonne of concentrate (from mine site to Madagascar Port year 3 onward)$133.01  
Average annual production of concentrate45,136 tonne 
Life of Mine ("LOM")30 years 
Graphite concentrate sale price (US$/tonne at Start Up - 2017)$1,208  
Average Head Grade7.1%  
Average ore mined per annum over Life of Mine720,000 tonne 
Average stripping ratio0.53:1 
Average carbon recovery88.30%  


(1)Assumes Project is financed with 100% equity. Unless otherwise noted, all monetary figures presented throughout this press release are expressed in US dollars (USD).
(2)CAPEX includes process equipment, civil & infrastructure, mining, buildings, electrical infrastructure, project & construction services. Values shown are based on real graphite sales pricing

CAPEX Summary             

Capital Cost Breakdown Phase 1 (240ktpa)Phase 2 (720ktpa)
Process Equipment $8,438,609$25,315,827
Civil & Infrastructure $2,103,672$6,661,016
Tailings $0.00$0.00
Mining $2,574,143$4,913,341
Buildings $1,154,609$2,886,523
Electrical Infrastructure $128,804$386,412
Project Services/EPCM $931,481$2,794,445
Construction Services $1,474,775$3,686,937
Indirect Costs $372,750$1,118,250
Environmental & Permitting costs $729,827$1,459,655
Owner's Costs $1,197,000$4,189,500
Sub-total $19,105,673$53,411,909
Contingency (10%/12.5%) $1,910,567$6,676,488
3 Months Working Capital $3,100,000$7,300,000
CAPEX TOTAL $24,116,241$67,388,398
Sustaining CAPEX over Life of Mine  $3,300,000

OPEX Summary

  • Discussions with off takers have indicated their preference is to purchase Molo graphite concentrate at the local Madagascar port at freight on board (FOB) China prices.  As such, FS Operating costs (“OPEX”) include the all-in FOB cost to ship Molo SuperFlake® concentrate to the local port of Fort Dauphin.
Category Phase 1Phase 2
  Operating cost
Mining (US$/T)  102.81  65.34 
Processing (US$/T)  265.82  265.82 
Trucking to local port / Ft. Dauphin (US$/T)  133.01  133.01 
General and Administration (US$/T)  64.29  50.00 
TOTAL  $565.93  $514.17 

Craig Scherba, P.Geo., President and CEO of NextSource commented,

“Our Feasibility Study will greatly assist us in our current discussions with mine financiers, and reconfirms to the market the economic viability of the Molo project under current market conditions. Our all-modular build strategy has low capital and operating costs, and a rapid build time. With our phased build-out, this will allow our graphite to be easily absorbed into the current market while maintaining NextSource’s flexibility and competitive advantage to quickly penetrate the market and generate revenue, establish strong relationships with as many key buyers as possible, and verify our product for highly technical markets with production-run material.”

PROVEN AND PROBABLE MINERAL RESERVES (1)

The Mineral Reserves and Mineral Resources did not change as a result of the FS.  As disclosed in the Company’s 2015 Molo FS, the following are the proven and probable mineral reserves.

Category Tonnage C Grade (%)
Proven 14,170,000 7.00
Probable 8,367,000 7.04
Proven and Probable 22,437,000 7.02
     

(1) Proven reserves are reported as the Measured Resources inside the designed open pit and above the grade cut off of 4.5% C. Similarly, the Probable Reserves are reported as the Indicated Resources inside the designed open pit and above the grade cut-off of 4.5% C. Mineral Reserves are effective as of August 14, 2014.

MINERAL RESOURCES

The Molo project hosts the following mineral resources:

  • Measured mineral resource of 23.62 MT grading 6.32% C.
  • Indicated mineral resource of 76.75 MT grading 6.25% C.
  • Inferred mineral resource of 40.91 MT at 5.78% C.

Effective date of the Mineral Resource tabulation is August 14, 2014. The Mineral Resources are classified according to the Canadian Institute of Mining definitions. A cut-off grade of 4% C was used for the “higher grade” zones and 2% C for the “lower grade” zones.  Please note that while the ‘high’ grade resource occurs within the ‘low’ grade resource, each was estimated and reported separately. A relative density of 2.36 tonnes per cubic metre was assigned to the mineralized zones for the resource estimation.  The resource remains open along strike and to depth. The Mineral Resources are inclusive of the Mineral Reserves above.  Mineral Resources reported herein include Mineral Reserves. Mineral Resources that are not Mineral Reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability.

ClassificationMaterial TypeTonnes Grade - C%Graphite - T
Measured"Low Grade"13 048 373 4.64605 082
Measured"High Grade"10 573 137 8.4887 835
Total Measured23 621 510 6.321 492 916
Indicated"Low Grade"39 539 403 4.731 871 075
Indicated"High Grade"37 206 550 7.862 925 266
Total Indicated76 745 953 6.254 796 341
Measured + Indicated"Low Grade"52 587 776 4.712 476 157
Measured + Indicated"High Grade"47 779 687 7.983 813 101
Total Measured + Indicated100 367 464 6.276 289 257
Inferred"Low Grade"24 233 267 4.461 080 677
Inferred"High Grade"16 681 453 7.701 285 039
Total Inferred 40 914 721 5.782 365 716

C% = carbon percentage; Graphite – T = Tonnes of graphite

(1)Mineral Resources are classified according to the Canadian Institute of Mining definitions.
(2)Mineral Resources are reported Inclusive of Mineral Reserves.
(3)“Low Grade” Resources are stated at a cut-off grade of 2% C.
(4)“High grade” Resources are stated at a cut-off grade of 4% C.
(5)Eastern and Western high-grade assays are capped at 15% C.
(6)A relative density of 2.36 tonnes per cubic metre (t/m3) was assigned to the mineralised zones for the resource tonnage estimation.

METALLURGY & PRICING

The FS is based on a full suite of metallurgical test work performed by SGS Canada Metallurgical Services Inc. in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada. These tests included lab and bench scale process development work, a bulk sample/pilot plant program, and metallurgical variability testing. The overall graphitic carbon recovery into the final concentrate is 88.3%.

Metallurgical Data – Flake Size Distribution and Product Grade

Product Size% DistributionProduct Grade (% Carbon)
   
+48 mesh (jumbo flake) 23.696.9
+65 mesh (coarse flake)14.697.1
+80 mesh (large flake)8.297.0
+100 mesh (medium flake)6.997.2
+150 mesh (medium flake)15.597.3
+200 mesh (small flake) 10.198.1
-200 mesh (fine flake)21.197.5

Pricing Matrix - Flake Size Distribution Grouping and Product Grade

Product Size% DistributionProduct Grade (% Carbon) 
>50 mesh23.696.9 
-50 to +80 mesh22.797.1 
-80 to +100 mesh6.997.2 
-100 mesh46.897.6 

The selling price used in the FS is the volume weighted average sales price for the various flake sizes and grades of SuperFlake™ graphite concentrate that are expected to be produced from the Molo deposit. This price is based on 12-month rolling graphite prices provided by UK-based Benchmark Minerals Intelligence who are recognized as leaders in providing independent and unbiased market research, pricing trends and demand and supply analysis for the natural flake graphite market.

No pricing premium for valued-added applications was applied on any sales. Furthermore, no financial or operational calculations and/or scenarios in the FS financial model with regards to downstream value-added processing of SuperFlake™ graphite concentrate were included. This includes purification, spherodization coating for battery-grade graphite and thermal expansion for specialty graphite applications, such as foils.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY & ENVIRONMENT

All environmental and social responsibility information for the Molo Project has been completed to Equator Principles, which are the standards adopted by the majority of international commercial banks, as well as the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) Performance Standards. They are the highest environmental and social standards in the world. These standards have been incorporated into the design of the Molo Project’s facilities and operations given NextSources’ commitment to follow international best practices.  There is a global consumer shift to take social responsibility into account when developing projects and NextSource has worked hard to ensure that it met this requirement.

TECHNICAL REPORT FILING

This FS technical report has been filed under the Company’s profile and on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, and will be posted on NextSource’s website at www.nextsourcematerials.com 

Please see “Molo Feasibility Study, National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report on the Molo Graphite Project located near the village of Fotadrevo in the Province of Toliara, Madagascar Prepared by Erudite Strategies (Pty) Ltd” dated May 31, 2019 for certain other details and assumptions relating to the above mineral resource and reserve estimates and data verification procedures.

BOARD of DIRECTORS

The Company announces the resignation of Mr. Quentin Yarie as a director of the Company, effective September 27, 2019. With NextSource now solely focused on mine development, Mr. Yarie will be concentrating more of his time on exploration-based projects and to explore other opportunities.

“On behalf of the board of directors and the management team, I would like to thank Mr. Yarie for his contribution to the Company and wish him well in his future endeavours”, said Craig Scherba, President and CEO of NextSource.

QUALIFIED PERSONS

The FS was prepared in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 standards by Mr. Johann de Bruin, Pr. Eng.  Mr. de Bruin is the Qualified Person who verified the technical data using industry acceptable standards and signed off on the relevant sections in the 43-101 report to be filed on SEDAR.

Mr. Craig Scherba, P.Geo., President and CEO of NextSource, is the qualified person who reviewed and approved the technical information provided in this press release.

ABOUT NEXTSOURCE MATERIALS INC.

NextSource Materials Inc. is a mine development company based in Toronto, Canada, that is developing its 100%-owned Molo Graphite Project in southern Madagascar. The Molo Graphite Project is a fully permitted, feasibility-stage project high quality flake graphite deposit.    

To learn more, please visit the Company’s website at www.nextsourcematerials.com or email investor relations at info@nextsourcematerials.com

For further information contact: +1.416.364.4911
Brent Nykoliation, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development at brent@nextsourcematerials.com  or Craig Scherba, President and CEO at craig@ nextsourcematerials.com 

Safe Harbour: This press release contains statements that may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable Canadian and United States securities legislation. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this release  relate to the results of the Feasibility Study, funding of the development of the Molo Project,  implementation and commencement of the build-out of the Molo Project, commencement of production at the Molo Project, commencement of procurement for mine infrastructure, the procurement of equipment to construct a mine, value engineering, any and all product test results and product analysis, and the permit application. These are based on current expectations, estimates and assumptions that involve a number of risks, which could cause actual results to vary and in some instances to differ materially from those anticipated by the Company and described in the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. No assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur or, if any of them do so, what benefits the Company will derive there from. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as at the date of this news release and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable securities laws.

日立とTEAM PENSKEが2020年のスポンサーシップを継続

東京, 2019年9月24日 - (JCN Newswire) - 株式会社日立製作所(執行役社長兼CEO:東原 敏昭/以下、日立)は、米国インディカー・シリーズにおいてTeam Penske(会長:Roger Penskeロジャー・ペンスキー/以下、チーム・ペンスキー)とのスポンサーシップを2020年も継続します。グローバルな技術、電子機器、自動車機器事業を有する日立が2012年から開始したチーム・ペンスキーとの重要なパートナー関係を継続することに合意するものです。日立は2020年シリーズでの8レースにおいて、車両No.2のプライマリースポンサーになり、また、インディカー・シリーズに参加する他のすべてのTeam Penske車両のアソシエイトスポンサーになります。

2020年の新たなスポンサーシップ契約のもと、2017年に続き2度目のシリーズ優勝を狙う、日立契約ドライバー、ジョセフ・ニューガーデン選手は印象的な白と黒のカラーと日立ロゴで構成された車両No2号車にて、9月22日に米国カリフォルニア州Weather Tech Raceway Lagunaで開催される2019年シリーズ最終戦を疾走します。

チーム・ペンスキー会長 ロジャー・ペンスキーのコメント
「これまで8シーズンにわたり共有した成功を礎とし、日立とのパートナーシップがさらに継続されることを誇りに思います。日立は当社のインディカー・プログラムの非常に重要なパートナーであり、われわれはレース以外でもPenske Corporationの多くの事業においてその技術とサービスを活用しています。」

これまで2019シリーズ通算43ポイントのリードを獲得し首位に立つニューガーデンは、9月22日の最終戦となるモントレー・ファイヤーストーン・グランプリを前に、今シーズン4勝のうち日立がプライマリースポンサーとなる3戦で勝利を挙げました。

ジョセフ・ニューガーデン選手のコメント
「日立とともに、素晴らしいシーズンを過ごすことができました。Team Penskeの全員が最終戦に勝つことを期待しています。日立が私たちのチームに提供するサポートは非常に価値があり、レース結果に反映されています。 2020年シリーズも日立と共にその勢いをさらに強化したいと思います。」

日立は、インディカー・シリーズ車両に採用されたシボレーエンジンに直接燃料噴射システムを供給しており、2012年よりTeam Penskeとのスポンサーシップを開始、チームのプライマリースポンサーとなりました。日立がプライマリースポンサーとして最初に優勝したのは、2014年デトロイト戦、エリオ・カストロネベス選手によるものでした。以降、Team Penskeの重要なパートナーとして、インディアナポリス500の勝利を含む数々のレースでの勝利とシリーズチャンピオンシップに貢献しています。

日立製作所 執行役社長兼CEO 東原 敏昭のコメント
「2020年のインディカー・シリーズに向けて、チーム・ペンスキーとのパートナーシップを継続できることを嬉しく思います。このパートナーシップを契機として、日立とペンスキー社は、輸送・物流業界におけるイノベーションの創出を加速させていきます。ペンスキー社が持つ世界最高レベルの業界の知見と日立のIoTやデータ分析を活用したソリューションを組み合わせることで、社会やお客様の価値を向上させ、輸送・物流業界の発展に貢献します。」

本リリースの詳細は下記URLをご参照ください。
https://www.hitachi.co.jp/New/cnews/month/2019/09/0922.html

One Badge Offers Access to Two Events: The ASSEMBLY Show and QUALITY Show Co-Locate During October Event

ROSEMONT, IL / ACCESSWIRE / September 25, 2019 / For three days in October the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL will host thousands of manufacturing professionals and engineers who will have access to two important industry events - The ASSEMBLY Show and The QUALITY Show. Both events, produced by BNP Media, will take place Tuesday, October 22 to Thursday, October 24, 2019 and attendees will have access to over 500 exhibiting companies and dozens of educational sessions on the show floors as well as a co-located networking event.

"As we welcome thousands of manufacturing professionals to Rosemont, we are certain many will find great benefit in having access to the newest products and services in the exhibit halls of both the ASSEMBLY Show and QUALITY Show," said Scott Wolters, Chief Event Officer, BNP Media. "With the future of manufacturing focused on Industry 4.0, Big Data, Robotics, IIOT, the Factory of the Future, there is much synergy between manufacturing engineers and quality engineers, and we welcome them to register to attend these two leading industry events."

The 3rd biennual Quality Show, launched in 2015, is dedicated to connecting quality manufacturing professionals with process improvement vendors for all things QUALITY. Thousands of manufacturing professionals and engineers come to network, attend education sessions and take-home actionable solutions that can improve quality in their manufacturing planning. By attending this important industry event, attendees including Quality Managers, Quality Engineers, Corporate Management, and Manufacturing Engineers can explore the latest in inspection, process improvement, and metrology as well as attend the keynote presentation, education sessions that will focus on Big Data, Industry 4.0, Robotics, and Machine Learning and network on the show floor and at an evening networking reception. The Exhibit Hall opens on Tuesday, October 22nd at 1:00 pm with a Happy Hour Welcome Reception from 4-6 pm. The 2019 floor plan is available now, click here to see who is exhibiting. The Show is produced by Quality Magazine (www.qualitymag.com),

The 7th Annual ASSEMBLY Show, launched in 2013, will bring together thousands of industry professionals with over 300 exhibiting companies and will be full of opportunities for manufacturing engineers and managers to uncover new resources, experience equipment hands-on, evaluate the latest assembly technologies and products and connect face-to-face with industry experts. Focused exclusively on assembly, the show will offer five guided Exhibit Hall Tours as well as Learning Theater Educational Sessions, giving attendees a chance to increase their knowledge on assembly technology from leading subject matter experts. Additionally, the Show will feature a keynote speaker, pre-event workshops, networking events and more. The networking events offer a great opportunity for the attendees to make powerful connections with industry elite and solution providers from automotive, consumer products, medical and many other industry sectors. The 2019 floor plan is available now, click here to see who is exhibiting. The ASSEMBLY Show is sponsored by ASSEMBLY (www.assemblymag.com).

Both events are produced by BNP Media (www.bnpmedia.com), one of the country's leading business-to-business media companies serving industry professionals across 60+ industries through magazines, custom media, e-newsletters, webinars, events and market research.

For Further Information, Contact:

Amy Riemer, Media Relations Representative
978-475-4441 (office)
978-502-4895 (cell)
amy@riemercommunications.com

European Commission Awards odix €2M to Deliver their proven ransomware protection technology to SMEs

ROSH HAAYIN, ISRAEL / ACCESSWIRE / September 25, 2019 / Cybersecurity firm odix recently secured a €2 million grant from the European Commission (EC) to bring their enterprise-grade cybersecurity technology to small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The company was among the select ventures that were awarded funding as part of the EU's Horizon 2020 SMEI research and innovation program.

"We are very proud to be amongst the top batch of selected companies of the EC, it's a sign of great recognition and trust in our unique technology" said Dr. Oren Eytan, odix's CEO & Co-founder. "our technology has a proven track record in preventing ransomware attacks where other technologies fail to do so. Our solutions have been successfully protecting our enterprise customers, and now it's time for SMEs to get similar protection".

odix focuses on file-based attack protection and offers next-generation solutions for disarming any malware including ransomware. Hackers and cybercriminals often disguise malware by embedding them in legitimate documents. Once an infected document is opened, the malware can then spread throughout an organization's network and infrastructure.

Today, attackers are using polymorphic malware where the malicious code constantly changes, making it difficult to impossible for conventional solutions like antiviruses and sandboxes to detect the threats. odix's patented technology is capable of deeply scanning files, disarm malicious code and generate a malware-free copy of the which can then be used safely. odix's core based on TrueCDR (content disarm and reconstruction) technology ensures that the file isn't converted to another file type during the sanitization process and that the document remains usable after.

odix aims to bring this technology to a wider audience by partnering with managed security service providers (MSSPs) that serve SMEs. The company looks to leverage the cloud in order to offer its various tools as Software-as-a-Service, allowing SMEs to avail of these functionalities through affordable subscriptions.

Smaller organizations are more exposed to attacks due to their meager investments in cybersecurity. A US Securities and Exchange Commission report states that at least 60 percent of attacks target SMEs with those with 250 employees or less bearing the brunt. While large enterprises typically have dedicated security teams and a host of security solutions, SMEs often have to make do with free antiviruses and personal firewalls which aren't enough to mitigate today's evolving cyberattack threats.

The company aims for odix to be the go-to solution in preventing file-based attacks for these organizations.

odix's core technology has already been successfully used by top enterprises and governments to protect their infrastructures. Despite the explosion of malware and ransomware outbreaks over the past years like Wannacry, Petya and GandCrab, none of odix's users were compromised by these attacks.

By awarding odix the Horizon 2020 grant, the EC shows that it trusts the company to enable SMEs in the region to be protected from rampant file-based cyberattacks.

About odix

odix provides comprehensive infrastructure and network protection against file-based malware attacks. It is a privately-owned company with offices in Israel, the US, and Luxembourg. The company was founded by Dr. Oren Eytan and David Geva who are former officers in the Israel Defense Forces specializing in cybersecurity. Among its clients are top brands like GE, Varonis, EIC (European Investment Bank), Dominion Energy, BAE Systems and Dun and Bradstreet.

For more information, visit: https://odi-x.com

Contact:
Dan Edelstein
pr@marketacross.com
+972-545-464-238

Shockwave Study Demonstrates Strong Safety and Procedural Success of Coronary IVL in Europe

TCT Presentation of DISRUPT CAD II EU Post-Market Study Confirms Promissory DISRUPT CAD I Results

Data Published Simultaneously in Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Shockwave Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWAV), a pioneer in the development of Intravascular Lithotripsy (IVL) to treat complex calcified cardiovascular disease, unveiled the results of the DISRUPT CAD II study, a European post-market study of coronary IVL, at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2019 Conference in a “High Impact Clinical Research” session. Coronary IVL is an innovative lesion preparation tool designed to fracture challenging calcium using sonic pressure waves in order to facilitate stent delivery, deployment and optimal expansion. The DISRUPT CAD II outcomes confirmed the initial results from the DISRUPT CAD I study - that IVL may be safely performed with high procedural success and minimal complications. In conjunction with the TCT presentation, the results were published simultaneously in Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions.

“The results of Disrupt CAD II are remarkably consistent with those reported in the Disrupt CAD I feasibility study, validating the safety and utility of coronary IVL,” said Professor Carlo Di Mario, M.D. of University of Florence in Italy, co-principal investigator of CAD II and presenter at TCT. “Based on these two studies, I believe IVL will set the bar for a new standard of safety associated with the treatment of challenging, heavily calcified lesions.”

DISRUPT CAD II was a prospective, non-randomized, multicenter study designed to confirm the safety and performance of the DISRUPT CAD I study that supported CE Mark approval of the Shockwave Coronary IVL System. DISRUPT CAD II was a post-market study intended to confirm the CAD I results in a larger number of patients and centers, enrolling 120 patients with de novo, calcified, stenotic, coronary artery disease at 15 European centers.

“The excellent outcomes of the CAD II study not only verify the safety of coronary IVL, but they also highlight some of the technology’s more unique capabilities, including the ability to modify various types of calcium,” said Professor Jean Fajadet of Clinique Pasteur in Toulouse, France, the other co-principal investigator in the study. “With these benefits and the consistent clinical data we have generated so far, IVL has proven to be a feasible front-line tool for calcium modification.”

In the 120 patients enrolled in the CAD II study, severe calcification by independent angiographic core lab analysis was observed in 94 percent of lesions, which were both concentric (72 percent) and eccentric (28 percent). The primary safety endpoint was met, with 94.2 percent of patients free from in-hospital major adverse cardiac events (MACE); MACE was driven entirely by seven non-Q-wave myocardial infarctions (MI). There were no reports of perforation, slow flow, no-reflow, or major dissections (defined as type D, E, or F) at any point in the study. At 30-day follow-up, the MACE rate remained low at 7.6 percent, with a single additional cardiac death, Q-wave MI and target vessel revascularization.

Of the 120 patients in the study, investigators were able to successfully deliver and use IVL in all patients. IVL facilitated successful stent delivery in all cases, which reduced stenoses in severely calcified coronary arteries to a residual of less than 8 percent with an acute gain of 1.7 mm2. In 47 of the 120 patients in which concomitant optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging was performed, calcium fractures were identified in 79 percent of lesions, averaging more than three fractures per lesion.

Shockwave C2 Coronary IVL catheters are commercially available for the treatment of de novo coronary artery disease in Europe and other select countries; in the United States they are limited to investigational use within the DISRUPT CAD III IDE Study.

About Shockwave Medical, Inc.
Shockwave Medical is focused on developing and commercializing products intended to transform the treatment of calcified vascular disease by establishing a new standard of care with Intravascular Lithotripsy (IVL). IVL seeks to minimize trauma within the artery by delivering pulsatile sonic pressure waves locally to fracture both intimal and medial calcium in the artery wall, but pass through surrounding soft vascular tissue in a safe manner. To view an animation of the IVL procedure and for more information, visit www.shockwavemedical.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release may contain statements relating to Shockwave’s expectations, projections, beliefs, and prospects (including any statements regarding the future success, safety profile or commercialization of IVL and Shockwave’s ability to receive FDA clearance for, and begin commercializing, the Shockwave IVL System with the Shockwave C2 Coronary IVL Catheter in the United States), which are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws and by their nature are uncertain. Words such as “believe,” “may,” “will,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “expect,” “plans,” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Our business and operations are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and, consequently, actual results may differ materially from those projected by any forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ from those projected include, but are not limited to: failure to sustain or grow profitability; failure to effectively market existing products; failure to effectively introduce and market new products; delays in product introductions; significant competition; inability to further penetrate our current customer base and increase the frequency of use of our products by our customers; inability to achieve or maintain satisfactory pricing and margins; manufacturing difficulties; the inability to attain coverage and adequate reimbursement for procedures using our products; permanent write-downs or write-offs of our inventory; product defects or failures; unfavorable outcomes in clinical trials; inability to maintain our culture as we grow; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; potential adverse regulatory actions; and potential impact of any future acquisitions, mergers, dispositions, joint ventures or investments we may make. These risks and uncertainties, as well as others, are discussed in greater detail in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including under the section entitled “Risk Factors” in our prospectus dated March 6, 2019. There may be additional risks of which we are not presently aware or that we currently believe are immaterial which could have an adverse impact on our business. Any forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations, estimates and assumptions regarding future events and are applicable only as of the dates of such statements. We make no commitment to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may change.

Media Contact:
Scott Shadiow
+1.317.432.9210
sshadiow@shockwavemedical.com

Investor Contact:
Debbie Kaster, Gilmartin Group
investors@shockwavemedical.com

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