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Thursday, 29 June 2017

ATOS : Monthly information relating to the total number of voting rights and shares making up the share capital


Published: 14:13 CEST 29-06-2017 /GlobeNewswire /Source: ATOS / : ATO /ISIN: FR0000051732

Information mensuelle relative au nombre total de droits de vote et d'actions composant le capital social

Monthly information relating to the total number of voting rights and shares making up the share capital 

Article L. 233-8-II du Code de commerce et article 223-16 du Règlement général de l'AMF

Article L. 233-8 II of the French Commercial code and article 223-16 of the AMF General Regulation 

Dénomination sociale de l'émetteur :            

Name and address of the Company :             

Atos SE

River Ouest

80 Quai Voltaire

95870 Bezons

(code ISIN FR 0000051732)                                                   


Date d'arrêté des informations


Declaration date

Nombre total d'actions composant le capital

 Total number of shares

Nombre total de droits de vote


Total number of voting rights






105 361 366


Nombre de droits de vote théoriques : 105 361 366


Number of theoretical voting rights : 105 361 366




Nombre de droits de vote exerçables* : 105 177 051


Number of effective voting rights** : 105 177 051



* Nombre de droits de vote exerçables = nombre de droits de vote théoriques (ou nombre total de droits de vote attachés aux actions) - actions privées du droit de vote

** Number of effective voting rights = number of theoretical voting rights (or total number of voting rights attached to shares) - shares without voting rights

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SCOR publishes its first ESG report, striving towards sustainable and socially responsible development


Published: 14:08 CEST 29-06-2017 /GlobeNewswire /Source: SCOR / : SCR /ISIN: FR0010411983

Press Release

29 June 2017 - N°14


SCOR publishes its first ESG report, striving towards sustainable and socially responsible development

SCOR announces the publication of its first report dedicated to the socially responsible management of its assets. The 2016 ESG Report, prepared in compliance with Article 173 of the French law on energy transition for green growth, sets out:

  • SCOR's ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) principles and approach;
  • the Group's investment philosophy;
  • the application of ESG criteria to the Group's asset management;
  • the climate risk management implemented by SCOR.


As an institutional investor with assets of EUR 19.3 billion as at 31 March 2017, SCOR is committed to applying environmental, social and governance criteria in order to ensure sustainable and socially responsible development.


To access the 2016 ESG Report, click here.


Denis Kessler, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of SCOR, comments: "Risks linked to climate change fall into the category of collective risks and require the involvement of all those concerned. Managing them pre-supposes mobilization, dialogue and cooperation. The SCOR group has been committed to these issues for the past fifteen years and strives, at its level and with its resources, to develop in a sustainable and socially responsible way. In a world that is constantly becoming more risky and uncertain, insurance and reinsurance have a leading role to play in terms of working towards ESG development and awareness. Environmental, social and governance considerations are an integral of part of the identity and culture of the SCOR group."




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Contact details


Marie-Laurence Bouchon

Group Head of Communications

+33 (0)1 58 44 75 43




Ian Kelly

Head of Investor Relations

+44 203 207 8561





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Twitter: @SCOR_SE



Forward-looking statements

SCOR does not communicate "profit forecasts" in the sense of Article 2 of (EC) Regulation n°809/2004 of the European Commission. Thus, any forward-.looking statements contained in this communication should not be held as corresponding to such profit forecasts. Information in this communication may include "forward-looking statements", including but not limited to statements that are predictions of or indicate future events, trends, plans or objectives, based on certain assumptions and include any statement which does not directly relate to a historical fact or current fact. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words or phrases such as, without limitation, "anticipate", "assume", "believe", "continue", "estimate", "expect", "foresee", "intend", "may increase" and "may fluctuate" and similar expressions or by future or conditional verbs such as, without limitations, "will", "should", "would" and "could." Undue reliance should not be placed on such statements, because, by their nature, they are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause actual results, on the one hand, to differ from any results expressed or implied by the present communication, on the other hand.

Please refer to the 2016 reference document filed on 3 March 2017 under number D.17-0123 with the French Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) posted on SCOR's website www.scor.com (the "Document de Référence"), for a description of certain important factors, risks and uncertainties that may affect the business of the SCOR Group. As a result of the extreme and unprecedented volatility and disruption of the current global financial crisis, SCOR is exposed to significant financial, capital market and other risks, including movements in interest rates, credit spreads, equity prices, and currency movements, changes in rating agency policies or practices, and the lowering or loss of financial strength or other ratings.

The Group's financial information is prepared on the basis of IFRS and interpretations issued and approved by the European Union. This financial information does not constitute a set of financial statements for an interim period as defined by IAS 34 "Interim Financial Reporting".



SCOR ESG Report 2016

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Asia-Pacific to Remain Most Attractive Market for Arcade Game Machines Over 2025 - Persistence Market Research
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Gottex Release New Swimwear Range
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Kemira Oyj (FI) - Kemira acquires liquid fingerprinting technology from Finnish start-up Aqsens

Kemira Oyj    

Kemira acquires liquid fingerprinting technology from Finnish start-up Aqsens

Kemira Oyj
Press release
June 29, 2017 at 3 pm (CET +1)

Kemira acquires liquid fingerprinting technology from Finnish start-up Aqsens

Kemira Oyj acquires liquid fingerprinting technology for qualitative and quantitative liquid analyses from start-up Aqsens Oy, headquartered in Helsinki, Finland. This technology utilizes Enhanced Time Resolved Fluorescence (E-TRF) method that enables high sensitivity and selectivity to monitor various liquid samples.

The first application where this technology has been used is Kemira KemConnect SI system, which measures residual polymeric scale inhibitor concentration from oil field waters in a few minutes. Reliable real-time data on-site improves operators' treatment effectiveness and maximizes the production.

"The acquisition demonstrates Kemira's commitment to acquire new technology that improves our capabilities to provide smart chemical monitoring tools for our customers. We look forward to develop this technology further to become a vital part of Kemira KemConnect process management package in multiple applications" says Antti Salminen, President, Industry & Water.

"Aqsens has decided to refocus the company's business on Health Monitoring, and we are delighted to see our long-term partner Kemira to continue the development and business activities with the jointly developed E-TRF technology platform", says Timo Teimonen, CEO, Aqsens Health Oy.

The parties have agreed not to disclose the transaction price.

For more information, please contact

Kemira Oyj
Antti Salminen, President, Industry & Water
Tel. +358 50 378 0840

Aqsens Health Oy
Timo Teimonen, CEO
Tel. +358 40 585 3105

Kemira is a global chemicals company serving customers in water-intensive industries. We provide expertise, application know-how and chemicals that improve our customers' product quality, process and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, oil & gas and water treatment. In 2016, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 2.4 billion and 4,800 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.
Aqsens(TM) is a technology startup delivering novel applications for qualitative and quantitative liquid analyses. Its E-TRF method provides high level of sensitivity, ease of use together with unsurpassed accuracy even on-site. Company's vision is to become a leading technology company in on-site liquid analyses applications focusing on Cleantech and Life-Science Businesses.
www.aqsens.com, www.aqsenshealth.com

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Jupiter Asset Management Limited : Form 8.3 - Tesco PLC

Jupiter Asset Management Limited    

Published: 13:47 CEST 29-06-2017 /GlobeNewswire /Source: Jupiter Asset Management Limited / : /ISIN:

Jupiter Asset Management Limited : Form 8.3 - Tesco PLC

FORM 8.3




Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the "Code")




(a) Full name of discloser:

Jupiter Asset Management Ltd

(b) Owner or controller of interests and short positions disclosed, if different from 1(a):

     The naming of nominee or vehicle companies is insufficient.  For a trust, the trustee(s), settlor and beneficiaries must be named.


(c) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose relevant securities this form relates:

     Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree

Tesco PLC

(d) If an exempt fund manager connected with an offeror/offeree, state this and specify identity of offeror/offeree:


(e) Date position held/dealing undertaken: :

     For an opening position disclosure, state the latest practicable date prior to the disclosure

28th June 2017

(f)  In addition to the company in 1(c) above, is the discloser making disclosures in respect of any other party to the offer?

     If it is a cash offer or possible cash offer, state "N/A"


Booker Group Plc





If there are positions or rights to subscribe to disclose in more than one class of relevant securities of the offeror or offeree named in 1(c), copy table 2(a) or (b) (as appropriate) for each additional class of relevant security.


(a)        Interests and short positions in the relevant securities of the offeror or offeree to which the disclosure relates following the dealing (if any)


Class of relevant security:


Ordinary 5p




Short positions





(1) Relevant securities owned and/or controlled:





(2) Cash-settled derivatives:






(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options) and agreements to purchase/sell:













All interests and all short positions should be disclosed.


Details of any open stock-settled derivative positions (including traded options), or agreements to purchase or sell relevant securities, should be given on a Supplemental  Form 8 (Open Positions).


(b)        Rights to subscribe for new securities (including directors' and other employee options)


Class of relevant security in relation to which subscription right exists:


Details, including nature of the rights concerned and relevant percentages:






Where there have been dealings in more than one class of relevant securities of the offeror or offeree named in 1(c), copy table 3(a), (b), (c) or (d) (as appropriate) for each additional class of relevant security dealt in.


The currency of all prices and other monetary amounts should be stated.


(a)        Purchases and sales


Class of relevant security



Number of securities

Price per unit

Ordinary 5p



GBP 1.714323



(b)        Cash-settled derivative transactions


Class of relevant security

Product description

e.g. CFD

Nature of dealing

e.g. opening/closing a long/short position, increasing/reducing a long/short position

Number of reference securities

Price per unit







(c)        Stock-settled derivative transactions (including options)


(i)         Writing, selling, purchasing or varying


Class of relevant security

Product description e.g. call option

Writing, purchasing, selling, varying etc.

Number of securities to which option relates

Exercise price per unit


e.g. American, European etc.

Expiry date

Option money paid/ received per unit










(ii)        Exercise


Class of relevant security

Product description

e.g. call option

Exercising/ exercised against

Number of securities

Exercise price per unit








(d)        Other dealings (including subscribing for new securities)


Class of relevant security

Nature of dealing

e.g. subscription, conversion


Price per unit (if applicable)










(a)        Indemnity and other dealing arrangements


Details of any indemnity or option arrangement, or any agreement or understanding, formal or informal, relating to relevant securities which may be an inducement to deal or refrain from dealing entered into by the person making the disclosure and any party to the offer or any person acting in concert with a party to the offer:

Irrevocable commitments and letters of intent should not be included.  If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, state "none"





(b)        Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives


Details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding, formal or informal, between the person making the disclosure and any other person relating to:

(i)  the voting rights of any relevant securities under any option; or

(ii) the voting rights or future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which any derivative is referenced:

If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, state "none"





(c)        Attachments


Is a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions) attached?




Date of disclosure:

29th June 2017

Contact name:

Nabeel Ashraf

Telephone number:

0203 817 1407


Public disclosures under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to a Regulatory Information Service and must also be emailed to the Takeover Panel at monitoring@disclosure.org.uk.  The Panel's Market Surveillance Unit is available for consultation in relation to the Code's disclosure requirements on +44 (0)20 7638 0129.


The Code can be viewed on the Panel's website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk.


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EU Commission: MEPs and local leaders discuss new plans on migration, air quality, poverty and housing

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Today the European Commission issued its communication on the Commission proposal to further broaden and enhance the role of eu-LISA in its management of existing information systems as well as of new systems to ensure that its mandate meets the current challenges in the area of migration and security on the European level.

Europe faces a dual challenge today: to stay open whilst staying secure. To develop an adequate response to this the EU needs to utilize the capabilities of modern IT technologies parallel to using these to reinforce and enhance information exchange and collaboration between Member States.

An adequate response of this challenge also requires eu-LISA to undertake new tasks. The ongoing digital transformation in the EU justice and home affairs domain has highlighted the need to further increase the added value of eu-LISA to the benefit of Member States and the EU as a whole. The EC proposal for a revised mandate takes into account the needs deriving from this transformation as well as the ability of the Agency to address them.

A stronger mandate to enable interoperability

"Four years after taking over its initial tasks the Agency has proven itself to be a reliable, competent and capable contributor to the Member States and the EU. It is able to take on new tasks in order to strengthen internal security as well as border and migration management in Europe. The Commission proposal to revise the mandate of eu-LISA is proof of that and I am confident that eu-LISA will be successful in implementing its new mandate and addressing the challenges ahead." said Krum GARKOV, the Executive Director of eu-LISA.

eu-LISA has demonstrated that by consolidating the operational management of large-scale IT systems in a single EU Agency significant efficiency gains can be achieved. This is attained through consistently pooling the infrastructure and the human expertise which is required for professional IT system management. The highly specialised knowledge of the Agency's staff is applied across all the entrusted IT systems, assuring their security, the protection of the data stored in them whilst enabling rapid evolution of systems in line with changes occurring in the information technology field. A stronger mandate would allow eu-LISA to perform necessary actions and develop technical solutions that facilitate the interoperability of the systems. The reform of the mandate will provide eu-LISA with the rights and responsibilities to develop and manage future large-scale EU information systems, which are necessary to efficiently support law enforcement cooperation as well as border and migration management efforts of the EU. eu-LISA will have an instrumental role in the development and handling of the new systems, currently under discussion by the co-legislators: the Entry/Exit System (EES) for modernised external border management and the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) to gather advance information on visa-free travellers in the EU. The EC proposal also foresees further upgrades to the European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS), to improve the exchange of information between Member States on convicted non-EU citizens. The centralised ECRIS system would also be part of the IT systems developed and managed by eu-LISA. The capability of the Agency to not only administer large-scale IT systems but also provide advice and assistance to Member States on technical issues related to the existing or new IT systems, is a solid basis for the EC proposal to extend the mandate of the Agency. eu-LISA will have an enhanced role for the production of statistics related to the systems it operates as well as an extended scope of mandate with regard to pilot projects and research. It will help to improve the quality of the systems' data by establishing automated data quality control mechanisms. 



European Commission Press Release (EN, ET, FR)



e-mail: press@eulisa.europa.eu

mob: +372 588 78 668

for general information: info@eulisa.europa.eu

Publication Date: 29/06/2017
Expiration Date: 01/01/1900 00:00
Location: Brussels
Meta Tags: interoperability; EES; regulation; ETIAS
Theme / Event: European Institutions; News; Operational Management
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EU Commission: Green light to new European rules on organic farming

Green light to new European rules on organic farming

On 28 June 2017 the Maltese presidency and the European Parliament reached a preliminary agreement on an overhaul of the existing EU rules on organic production and labelling of organic products.

The agreed regulation sets more modern and uniform rules across the EU with the aim of encouraging the sustainable development of organic production in the EU. The new rules also aim to guarantee fair competition for farmers and operators, prevent fraud and unfair practices and improve consumer confidence in organic products.

"People want greener and healthier food on their plates and the demand for organic products in the EU is growing by the day. We are proud to announce an agreement on new rules that will unlock the potential of the organic sector, support farmers and increase the trust of consumers".

Hon. Clint Camilleri, Maltese Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries, and Animal rights and president of the Council 

The much anticipated agreement comes after three years of intense negotiations and will have to be formally endorsed by the Council and the Parliament.

Organic farmland has more than doubled in the last decade and each year 500 000 hectares of land are converted into organic production. However, the legislative framework has not kept up with such market expansion and still includes different practices and derogations. 

The new rules will: 

  • make the life of organic farmers easier by enhancing legal clarity and allowing for further harmonisation and simplification of production rules. A number of past exceptions and derogations will be phased out subject to relevant Commission reports.
  • increase consumer confidence by strengthening the control system. Preventive and precautionary measures have been clarified and made more robust (e.g. the roles and responsibilities of the different controlling bodies). The new regulation introduces checks on retailers and a risk-based approach to controls, thus reducing the administrative burden for operators in general and SMEs in particular. Specific controls on organic farming will be complemented by the recently introduced rules on official controls along the agri-food chain.

  • make competition between EU products and imports fairer. The 'compliance system' will become the rule as regards the recognition of the private control bodies in third countries. This means that these bodies will have to comply with EU production and control rules when deciding whether a product to be exported to the EU market is organic or not. Furthermore the development of new trade agreements with third countries will enable EU operators to find new market opportunities outside of Europe.
  • enlarge the scope of organic rules to cover a wider list of products (e.g. salt, cork, beeswax, maté, vine leaves, palm hearts) and additional production rules (e.g. deer, rabbits and poultry).
  • support small farmers by introducing a new system of group certification. This will make it easier for small farmers to switch to organic farming by reducing inspection and certification costs, as well as the related administrative burden.
  • provide a more uniform approach on pesticides. The new regulation harmonises precautionary measures thereby enhancing legal security. At the same time, it builds flexibility in the case of measures to be taken in the presence of non-authorised substances to take account of the different situations of different member states. This means that those countries already having in place national rules establishing thresholds for non-authorised substances will be able to maintain them. Four years after the entry into force of the new rules the Commission will come forward with a report assessing national rules and practices in the field and may also table a legislative proposal to further harmonise rules concerning thresholds for non-authorised substances.
  • phase out derogations for production in demarcated beds in greenhouses.  Farmers utilising demarcated beds in greenhouses up until 28 June 2017 in Denmark, Sweden and Finland will be able to maintain this practice for 10 years. In the meantime the Commission will assess the compatibility of this practice with the principles of organic production and in light of the result of this analysis, it may table a legislative proposal.

Next steps 

Today's agreement still needs to be approved by the Council's Special Committee on Agriculture (SCA). After formal endorsement by the Council, the new legislation will be submitted to the European Parliament for a vote at first reading and to the Council for final adoption.

The new regulation will apply from 1 July 2020.

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Updated - Media advisory for the European memorial ceremony for Helmut Kohl in Strasbourg on Saturday 1 July

A European ceremony in honour of former Chancellor of Germany Dr. Helmut Kohl, honorary citizen of Europe, will take place in the Plenary Chamber of the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Saturday 1 July 11.00 - 13.00. At the start of the ceremony, the coffin holding the remains of Dr. Kohl will be carried to the Chamber from the room where he has been lying in state draped by the European flag. The coffin will be carried by eight members of the German Wachbataillon and accompanied by Eurocorps.

The ceremony will start with speeches by the three presidents of the EU institutions - Antonio Tajani for the European Parliament, Jean-Claude Juncker for the European Commission and Donald Tusk for the European Council, followed by a video, "Helmut Kohl, a great European".

Then, at the request of Dr. Kohl's widow and in their personal capacity, personal farewell messages will be given by the former President of the United States Bill Clinton, former Spanish Prime Minister Felipe González and Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev.

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will deliver the closing speeches at the ceremony.

The Strasbourg University Orchestra will play works by Händel, Beethoven and Schubert. At the end of the ceremony the orchestra will play the German national anthem and the European anthem, accompanied by the Strasbourg Philharmonic Choir.

From the European Parliament, the coffin will be taken to Germany, where the former Chancellor will be buried after a requiem mass in the cathedral in Speyer.

The entire ceremony in Strasbourg, including the arrival of heads of government and state and other invited guests, will be webcast and broadcast live on EbS+ and the Eurovision network from around 9.30 - 13.30.

For information about accreditation, please refer to this document.

Press contacts:

For the European Parliament

Jaume DUCH GUILLOT (+32 2 28 43000; +32 496 59 94 76)

For the European Council

Preben AAMANN (+32 2 281 51 50; +32 476 85 05 43)

For the European Commission

Margaritis SCHINAS (+ 32 2 296 05 24; +32 496 58 38 26)

Mina ANDREEVA (+32 2 299 13 82; +32 498 99 13 82)


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Speech by Commissioner Pierre Moscovici at the Commission's Tax Fairness Conference

European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Speech Brussels, 28 June 2017 Ladies and Gentlemen, Let me first take a moment to sincerely thank DG TAXUD for their stellar job on this conference, which I am delighted and honoured to conclude.

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Commission welcomes agreement on new rules for organic production

European - Statement Commission Brussels, 28 June 2017 Today, the negotiators of the Council and the European Parliament reached an agreement to update the rules for organic production, thereby accommodating the needs of a growing sector.

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