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St. Louis, May 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Post Reports Fire with No Injuries at Michael Foods Plant Location
St. Louis – May 25, 2018 - Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST), a consumer packaged goods holding company, reported a fire took place on the evening of May 24, 2018 at its Michael Foods plant location in Klingerstown, PA. All employees were safely evacuated and no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire, which started in the duct work of an oven, is being investigated.
The financial impact of the fire is expected to be insured to the extent it exceeds $2.5 million; however, costs may be incurred in different reporting periods than any insurance recovery.
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About Post Holdings, Inc.
Post Holdings, Inc., headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is a consumer packaged goods holding company operating in the center-of-the-store, refrigerated, foodservice, food ingredient, active nutrition and private brand food categories. Through its Post Consumer Brands business, Post is a leader in the North American ready-to-eat cereal category offering a broad portfolio including recognized brands such as Honey Bunches of Oats®, Pebbles™, Great Grains® and Malt-O-Meal® bag cereal. Post also is a leader in the United Kingdom ready-to-eat cereal category with the iconic Weetabix® brand. As leader in refrigerated foods, Post brings innovative, value-added egg and refrigerated potato products to the foodservice channel and the retail refrigerated side dish category, offering side dishes and egg, sausage and cheese products through the Bob Evans®, All Whites®, Better’n Eggs®, Simply Potatoes® and Crystal Farms® brands. Post’s Active Nutrition platform aids consumers in adopting healthier lifestyles through brands such as Premier Protein®, PowerBar® and Dymatize®. Post’s Private Brands business manufactures private brand nut butter, healthy snacks and pasta. For more information, visit www.postholdings.com.
BERLIN, May 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Envion’s Founders Responded to the Changing allegations with Detailed Blog Post on a New Website - www.envion-founders.org
According to the founding team of Envion AG (Zug/Switzerland), through their jointly held company Trado GmbH, Matthias Woestmann, the CEO of Envion, has changed his story accusing Envion’s founding team of illegally generating 40 million extra tokens as part of the company’s $100 million Initial Coin Offering (ICO). This change has occurred less than 48 hours after publishing a press release. He made the false claim in response to allegations which went public early Wednesday, May 23rd, that he illegally diluted the founders’ majority shareholdings. No reason for the change has been offered for his new version of events.
In a press release dated May 16th, Matthias Woestmann stated that 40 million “have been generated illegally” by Envion’s founders. An incoherent accounting of tokens replaces that accusation in a May 18th publication, which was delivered by email to Envion investors and also published online.
The newsletter states that 103 million of 127 million tokens were legitimately created. Woestmann’s accounting leaves a 24-million-token surplus while simultaneously stating that only 13 million tokens remain illegitimate after eliminating 7 million belonging to a pre-sale investor who defaulted. It goes on to state that 15 million illegal tokens would be on the market were 5 million to be destroyed in a process called a token burn. No explanation is provided for 4 million tokens excluded from Woestmann’s revised calculations, nor the 20 million token difference in figures.
In the wake of his legal troubles, Mr. Woestmann has reinterpreted the ICO prospectus, its guiding legal document, to exclude tokens sold to pre-sale investors from the greater pool of sale tokens. The CEO was one of only two board members along with board member Cyrill Staeger who approved the company prospectus.
Envion’s founders responded to the changing allegations with a detailed blog post on a new website - www.envion-founders.org - launched as part of a “total transparency” campaign. In the post, they break down the accounting for how the 127 million tokens were generated along with links for investors to verify their locations on the Ethereum blockchain.
The post also argues that Woestmann was aware that pre-sale tokens were included in the ICO prospectus and provides documentation that the CEO initiated pre-sale outreach and managed contracts. Emails showing that Woestmann ignored requests to burn tokens and solve any problems are also included in the post.
Woestmann himself concedes founders requested authorization to destroy tokens, but offers no explanation of why he did not agree or respond to communications on the matter. Likewise, Woestmann “did not deny” allegations that he illegally took control of Envion from the company’s founders, according to an interview on website Swissinfo.ch. After executing an illegal capital raise and diluting founders’ shares, Woestmann gave the new shares to Thomas van Aubel, an associate known for similar maneuvers which have landed him in legal trouble from disgruntled investors. Envion’s founders are suing both Woestmann and van Aubel in Berlin court.
The Corbion General Shareholders Meeting held on 25 May 2017 approved the reappointment of CFO Eddy van Rhede van der Kloot for a second term of office.
Pulisic Kicks off Partnership with a pair of Reese’s Outrageous cleats
HERSHEY, Pa., May 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- This week, The Hershey Company announced a partnership with global soccer sensation, Christian Pulisic. A native of Hershey, Pa., Pulisic plays as an attacking midfielder for German club Borussia Dortmund and the United States national team.
To kick off the new partnership, the company hosted Pulisic at Hershey’s Chocolate World in Times Square on Thursday, May 24, where Pulisic helped celebrate the launch of Reese’s Outrageous bars. Pulisic, one of the world’s most renowned athletes, joined forces with the latest sensation from the Reese’s brand, the company’s top brand and also his favorite candy, to continue the hype over this one-of-a kind new product.
As part of the new product launch, the Reese’s brand is surprising fans with outrageous gifts and experiences as a celebration of their passion for the brand. The Hershey Company and Reese’s brand presented Pulisic with an “outrageous” pair of Reese’s Outrageous-inspired cleats, made by renowned, custom shoe designer, The Shoe Surgeon. The cleats are a take on Pulisic’s iconic orange Nike Mercurial Vapor 360s and are Reese-ified by having them drip with chocolate and Reese’s Pieces designs. The cleats, not available for sale, are one of only eleven pairs made to commemorate this partnership and the launch of the new Reese’s Outrageous bar.
“It’s not very often that a superstar hails from your own backyard. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to welcome Christian to the Hershey team and look forward to our partnership and following his illustrious career both on and off the field,” said Suzanne Jones, vice president of the Hershey Experience.
“Growing up in Hershey, the company, its brands and the people have been something I’ve always admired,” said Pulisic. “It’s a dream come true to partner with Hershey. I literally feel as happy as a kid in a candy store!”
This is just the first initiative from the overall company partnership with Pulisic.
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At Hershey, goodness has always been about more than delicious products. For more than 120 years, Hershey has been committed to operating fairly, ethically and sustainably. Hershey founder, Milton Hershey, created the Milton Hershey School in 1909 and since then the company has focused on giving underserved children the skills and support they need to be successful. Today, the company continues this social purpose through 'Nourishing Minds,' a global initiative that provides basic nutrition to help children learn and grow. From neighborhoods across the United States to the streets of Shanghai and Mumbai and villages of West Africa, our goal is to nourish one million minds by 2020.
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Active Health Foods, Inc. (OTC:AHFD) is an innovative leader representing a 21st century company primarily focused on "Health and Wellness" and the desire to bring products to the market place to help battle both "CHILDHOOD OBESITY" and "TYPE II DIABETES". ACTIVE X BARS are made with extremely High Quality 100% Organic "CERTIFIED", 100% Natural ingredients that are Gluten Free "CERTIFIED", Soy free, NON GMO, and Kosher and Vegan "CERTIFIED" and ALL NATURAL FLAVORS is the ONLY soft drink beverage consumers can purchase that is sweetened 100% with STEVIA and is Sugar Free with No Carbohydrates, No Calories, No Caffeine, No Sodium, No Aspartame or Nutra-Sweet, No Sugar Alcohols, and No After Taste.
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Alkaline Water Company Inc, The (OTC:WTER) has developed an innovative, state of the art, proprietary electrolysis process that produces healthy alkaline water for a balanced lifestyle. The company is focused on the business of distributing and marketing the retail sale of its cost-effectively packaged Alkaline88 water beverage products.
Alkame Holdings, Inc. (OTC:ALKM) is a publicly traded health and technology holding company with a focus on patentable, innovative, and eco-friendly consumer products. The Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Alkame Water, Inc., markets and distributes micro-clustered, alkaline, antioxidant and oxygenated bottled water utilizing an exclusive patented formula and technology. Alkame uses this patented technology to create water with several unique properties which allow the body to absorb and utilize it more efficiently and help to achieve an optimal pH balance. This patented technology also increases the available oxygen content and absorbability which equates to more fuel for improved metabolic efficiency, boosted immune system, and improved cardio respiratory function.
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American Premium Water Corporation (OTC:HIPH) produces bottled water under the LALPINA brand name.LALPINA WATER is sourced from a high-altitude aquifer deep in the Blue Ridge and the Blue Mountains. It is available in 7.3 and 9.5 pH, either natural spring or sparkling. American Premium Water Corporation is based in Delray Beach, Florida.See the full stock directory here
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AUSTRALIAN VINTAGE LTD (ASX:AVG.AX) is a leading Australian wine company. Championing a fully-integrated wine business model, the breadth of our capabilities extends to vineyards, boutique and bulk wine production, packaging, marketing and distribution
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BROWN FORMAN INC A (NYSE:BF-A; BF-B) For more than 140 years, Brown-Forman Corporation has enriched the experience of life by responsibly building fine quality beverage alcohol brands, including Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey, Southern Comfort, Finlandia, Jack Daniel's & Cola, Canadian Mist, Korbel, Gentleman Jack, el Jimador, Herradura, Sonoma-Cutrer, Chambord, New Mix, Tuaca, and Woodford Reserve. Brown-Forman's brands are supported by nearly 4,200 employees and sold in approximately 160 countries worldwide.
Chapel Down Group plc (ISDX:CDGP) produces and markets a range of still and sparkling wines made from English grapes. Whilst most are white wines, the proportion of red and sparkling wines has been increasing steadily. The Company operates a production site, vineyard and retail outlet at Tenterden in Kent. Most of the Group's grapes are purchased from specialist producers across the South-East of England.
China Tontine Wines Group Limited (Hong Kong:0389.HK; OTC:CATWF) produces and sells grape wine. The company offers sweet wines and dry wines under the Tongtian, Tongtian Hong, and TONTINE labels. It is also engaged in the processing of grape juice; plantation of grapes; and wholesale and retail of winery and beverage products. The company sells its products in 22 provinces, 3 autonomous regions, and 4 municipal cities in the People's Republic of China. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Tonghua, the People's Republic of China. China Tontine Wines Group Limited is a subsidiary of Up Mount International Limited.