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El Pollo Loco Celebrates National Chicken Month with Special Offers

COSTA MESA, Calif., Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Calling all chicken enthusiasts! El Pollo Loco (Nasdaq:LOCO), the nation’s leading fire-grilled chicken chain, is celebrating National Chicken Month with exciting promotions for guests now through September 30. In honor of the most delicious month of the year, El Pollo Loco is offering special deals that are sure to delight chicken fans. Throughout the month of September, guests who spend $10 will receive a coupon for a $5 2-piece leg and thigh combo meal on their next visit. The Company is also offering $1 off coupons to fans who show their

Proteostasis Therapeutics Announces Closing of Follow-On Public Offering of Common Stock

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Proteostasis Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTI), a biopharmaceutical company developing small molecule therapeutics to treat diseases caused by dysfunctional protein processing such as cystic fibrosis, today announced the closing of its follow-on public offering of 5,000,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $13.00 per share, before the underwriting discount. All of the shares sold were offered by Proteostasis Therapeutics, Inc. The gross proceeds from the offering are $65 million, before deducting the underwriting discount and expenses associated with the offering payable by the company. In addition, the company has granted

Apigee Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2016 Results

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Apigee® (NASDAQ:APIC), the API company, today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended July 31, 2016. Fiscal Year 2016 For FY 16, Apigee reported total revenue of $92.0 million, up 34% compared to $68.6 million in FY 15.  Apigee reported FY 16 product revenue (defined as license revenue plus subscription and support revenue) of $75.3 million, up 46% compared to $51.6 million in FY 15. Apigee reported FY 16 GAAP gross margin of 70.1%, up from 63.6% in FY 15, and non-GAAP gross margin of 71.8% compared to

Immune Design Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock

SEATTLE and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Immune Design Corp. (Nasdaq:IMDZ) announced today that it plans to offer and sell shares of its common stock in an underwritten public offering. All of the shares in the proposed offering are to be sold by Immune Design. The offering is subject to market conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or the actual size or terms of the offering. Jefferies LLC, Leerink Partners LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the

First-of-Its-Kind Hackathon Bridges Gap Between Tech and Commercial Real Estate Industries

CHICAGO, Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Transwestern today announces it held CREforge, a first-of-its-kind commercial real estate hackathon, which is a competitive event that challenges the technology world to find new solutions to everyday problems. On Aug. 26-28, Houston-based Transwestern introduced four companies in the commercial real estate sector to numerous designers, coders and software developers, who developed innovative solutions to the challenges posed by each business. Some of the solutions explored include: Using augmented reality to project 3D building renderings onto everything from tabletops to land sites, allowing clients to see a 360-degree view of a project before

Nasdaq Hearings Panel Grants Extension of Exception for Continued Listing of United Development Funding IV Shares

GRAPEVINE, Texas, Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — United Development Funding IV (“UDF IV” or the “Trust”) (NASDAQ:UDF) today announced that the Nasdaq Hearings Panel (the “Panel”) has granted an extension of the exception previously granted for continued listing of the Trust’s common shares on The NASDAQ Stock Market (“Nasdaq”).   The Trust’s continued listing is subject to the condition that, on or before October 17, 2016, the Trust become current in its periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).  The Trust must also be able to demonstrate that it satisfies all other quantitative and qualitative requirements for

iSectors, LLC to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell

ADVISORY, Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —              What: iSectors, LLC, a manager of a suite of exchange-traded fund (ETF)-based asset allocation models, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square in celebrating the recent debut its flagship iSectors® Post-MPT Growth ETF (Nasdaq:PMPT). The actively-managed ETF aims to optimize investor return and minimize the downside risk. In honor of the occasion, Charles H. Self III, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Investment Officer of iSectors and Portfolio Manager for PMPT, will ring the Opening Bell.  Where:Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast

Steelcase Inc. Announces Time Change of Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2017 Webcast and Conference Call

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — September 14, 2016 – Steelcase Inc. (NYSE:SCS) will webcast a discussion of its second quarter fiscal year 2017 financial results on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. ET.   The news release detailing the financial results will be issued the previous day, September 21, 2016, after the market closes.  About Steelcase Inc.For over 100 years, Steelcase Inc. has helped create great experiences for the world’s leading organizations, across industries. We demonstrate this through our family of brands – including Steelcase®, Coalesse®, Designtex®, PolyVision® and Turnstone®. Together, they offer a comprehensive portfolio

Investment, Policy and Holistic Planning Integral to Drive Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A new white paper from Black & Veatch’s Smart Integrated Infrastructure (SII) business examines the current hydrogen fueling infrastructure in the U.S. and challenges that complicate development. Costs, financing, siting, policies and safety education are cited as the keys, and sometimes barriers, to greater fueling station deployment. Recent reports estimate that in California alone more than 34,000 hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) will be on the road by 2021. Even with states like California investing heavily in new hydrogen fuel stations, the rate of consumer adoption is quickly outpacing fueling

Emarsys' Allen Nance, CMO, to Host Emarsys LIVE New York

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Emarsys, the leading provider of cloud marketing software for B2C companies, continues its Emarsys LIVE event series to educate, exchange ideas, and empower digital marketers across the globe, with how to “Overcome Omnichannel Overload” to be held on September 20 at the W New York – Times Square in New York. On Tuesday, September 20 at 1:00 p.m. ET, Allen Nance, CMO of Emarsys, will be joined by Dan Wolgin, Director of Marketing at the Ammunition Depot, Greg Bauman, Business Development Manager of ROI Revolution, and Michael Barber, Founder of barber&hewitt, for the half-day event

FTI Consulting Wins Mega Company Turnaround of the Year Award from Turnaround Management Association

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced that its Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment received the Turnaround Management Association’s Mega Company Turnaround of the Year Award for its role in the Chapter 11 reorganization of automotive supplier Chassix Holdings, Inc.  Chassix produces and sells aluminum and iron castings and machining solutions to the automobile manufacturers, generating more than $1.4 billion in annual revenue. In late 2014, the company faced an over-leveraged balance sheet and a liquidity shortage compounded by

Attraction and retention challenges plague U.S. employers, Willis Towers Watson surveys find

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — U.S. employers continue to experience difficulty with attracting and retaining employees, as increasing hiring and turnover levels show no signs of abating, according to two major surveys conducted by Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ:WLTW), a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company. The research also reveals three in 10 employees say they are likely to leave their employer within the next two years, adding more pressure on employers’ ability to keep top talent. The Willis Towers Watson Global Talent Management and Rewards Survey, a study of more than 2,000 companies globally, including 441

Language Learning Leader Rosetta Stone Introduces New CATALYST Solution for Businesses and Organizations Worldwide

ARLINGTON, VA, Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In today’s competitive global marketplace, tackling complex business issues requires the ability to communicate across many languages and cultures. To address the diverse language-learning needs in the workplace, Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE: RST) today announced the launch of its new Catalyst™ solution.  This is Rosetta Stone’s most extensive solution to date made to meet the needs of today’s businesses by breaking down the barriers of language to drive business performance.  Catalyst features a new comprehensive learner assessment to identify language-training needs for every employee, targeted learning paths in 24 languages, and rich

Guggenheim Investments Expands its Increasingly Popular BulletShares® Defined-Maturity ETF Product Suite

NEW YORK, Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Guggenheim Investments, the global asset management and investment advisory business of Guggenheim Partners, today announced the launch of BulletShares 2026 Corporate Bond ETF (NYSE:BSCQ) and Guggenheim BulletShares 2024 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (NYSE:BSJO) to help advisors and investors build bond laddering strategies consisting of investment-grade and high-yield ETFs with varying terms to maturity. Launched in 2010, the Guggenheim BulletShares lineup consists of 20 unique defined-maturity corporate bond and high yield corporate bond ETFs with more than $7 billion in assets under management. Unlike other fixed-income ETFs, BulletShares are designed to mature

Mark Chranowski Named General Manager of Pilgrim’s Commercial Business Unit

GREELEY, Colo, Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (NASDAQ:PPC) has selected Mark Chranowski, a seasoned operations executive with 37 years of industry experience, to lead its commercial business unit in the newly created role of general manager. Chranowski will oversee the company’s eight commercial operations, including poultry processing complexes in Nacogdoches, Texas, Russellville, Ala., Mt. Pleasant, Texas, (East Plant), Broadway, Va., Marshville, N.C., Sanford, N.C., Sumter, S.C., and Douglas, Ga. He will report to Jayson Penn, executive vice president of sales and operations. Chranowski previously served as vice president of processing operations for Mountaire Farms, a large

Plug Power and Mitsubishi Nichiyu Show Fuel Cell Powered Forklift at Logis Tech Tokyo

LATHAM, N.Y., Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG), a leader in providing energy solutions that change the way the world moves, announces that Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift is displaying one of the company’s GenDrive fuel cell systems in its industrial trucks at Logis Tech Tokyo – the culmination of a year of product evaluation and engineering collaboration work by both companies. Mitsubishi Nichiyu will show the Plug Power GenDrive Model 1600 fuel cell in its own class 1 electric forklift truck. The company has been testing the fuel-cell powered forklift truck in Kyoto since June 2016. The

Xenon Pharmaceuticals Announces Exercise in Full of Option to Purchase Additional Shares and Closing of $34.5 Million Public Offering

BURNABY, British Columbia, Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq:XENE), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the underwriters of the previously announced public offering of its common shares have exercised in full their option to purchase an additional 600,000 common shares, consisting of 450,000 common shares from Xenon and 150,000 common shares from the selling securityholders named in the final prospectus supplement for the offering. The closing of the sale of all common shares occurred today. Gross proceeds from the offering of an aggregate of 3,450,000 common shares by Xenon and the offering of an aggregate of

Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Reports Inducement Grant to New Chief Financial Officer

DEVON, Pa., Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Zynerba Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZYNE), a clinical-stage specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of innovative transdermal synthetic cannabinoid treatments, today announced that the Company’s Board of Directors granted James Fickenscher, the Company’s newly appointed Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Corporate Development, an option to purchase 150,000 shares of the Company’s common stock as an inducement material to his acceptance of employment with the Company in accordance with NASDAQ Listing Rule 5635(c)(4).  The option will have an exercise price equal to the closing price of Zynerba Pharmaceuticals’ common stock on September 13,

30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Rise Slightly; Current Rate is 3.31%, According to Zillow Mortgage Rate Ticker

SEATTLE, Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow® Mortgages is currently 3.31 percent, up 2 basis points from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rose Friday to 3.38 percent, then fell steadily back to the current rate over the rest of the week. “Mortgage rates spiked almost 10 basis points late last week, reaching the highest levels since July before retreating, as markets react to the inevitability of tighter monetary policy in the U.S. and Europe,” said Erin Lantz, vice president of mortgages at Zillow. “This week markets are likely to be particularly

City National Opens Banking Office in Lower Manhattan

NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — City National Bank, America’s Premier Private and Business BankSM, announced today that it has opened its third full-service banking office in Manhattan at Brookfield Place. The office is located on the 26th floor of 250 Vesey St., formerly known as Four World Financial Center, between the Hudson River and the rebuilt World Trade Center, in the heart of Lower Manhattan. The new office will provide City National’s premier private and business banking and wealth management capabilities to financial services employees, small and mid-sized businesses, nonprofit organizations, professionals, investors, and other individuals and