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Kindred Healthcare Announces Plans to Acquire St. Louis, Missouri Hospital

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Kindred Healthcare Announces Plans to Acquire St. Louis, Missouri Hospital

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (the “Company” or “Kindred”) (NYS: KND) today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the operations of Mercy Continuing Care Hospital (“Mercy”), a 54-bed transitional care hospital (licensed as a long-term acute care hospital) located in St. Louis, Missouri, from SJMDHS, LCC, a partnership between Mercy and CHRISTUS Continuing Care. Kindred expects to complete the transaction in the third quarter of 2013, pending regulatory and other approvals. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Kindred has signed a lease with Mercy to relocate the operations from the current location to Mercy Hospital St. Louis, an 80-acre, 979-bed healthcare campus that contains a heart and vascular hospital, a cancer center, a comprehensive children’s hospital, a surgery center and a skilled nursing center. Kindred expects to complete the relocation in the third quarter of 2013.

In the St. Louis market, Kindred currently operates two transitional care hospitals, one inpatient rehabilitation hospital and, through its RehabCare division, two hospital-based acute rehabilitation units.

“Expanding our hospital services in St. Louis allows us to continue growing our continuum of post-acute services, enabling us to better Continue the Care for our patients throughout a post-acute episode,” said Paul J. Diaz, Kindred’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are excited that we continue to have a robust pipeline of selective opportunities to expand our continuum of services in our Integrated Care Markets that benefits our patients and our shareholders.”


About Kindred Healthcare

Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a top-125 private employer in the United States, is a FORTUNE 500 healthcare services company based in Louisville, Kentucky with annual revenues of $6 billion and approximately 78,000 employees in 46 states. At December 31, 2012, Kindred through its subsidiaries provided healthcare services in 2,203 locations, including 116 transitional care hospitals, six inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, 223 nursing and rehabilitation centers, 27 sub-acute units, 101 Kindred at Home hospice, home health and non-medical home care locations, 105 inpatient rehabilitation units (hospital-based) and a contract rehabilitation services business, RehabCare, which served 1,625 non-affiliated facilities. Ranked as one of Fortune magazine’s Most Admired Healthcare Companies for five years in a row, Kindred’s mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for each patient, resident, family member, customer,

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Ultimate Software Named to List of Top Companies That Promote and Foster Ethical Business Practices

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Ultimate Software Named to List of Top Companies That Promote and Foster Ethical Business Practices

WESTON, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Ultimate Software (NAS: ULTI) , a leading cloud provider of people management solutions, announced today that the company has been named as a top leader in ethical businesses policies in “Good Business: 10 Companies with Ethical Corporate Policies,” an article posted on Minyanville.com, an Emmy Award-winning destination site for the professional and active trading and investing audience with more than 1.3 million unique visitors and 8 to 10 million visitors per month.

“There are plenty of companies that hold themselves to a higher standard and show respect for the world around them,” said Anthony Shields, writer for Minyanville.com. “From having the best employee benefits to the championing of education and the environment, this list honors the companies with stellar moral practices.”

Ultimate was singled out for its treatment of its employees such as 100% free healthcare and complete coverage for all dependents as well as a great deal of diversity in its hiring practices. In addition to Ultimate, other businesses on the list included Ultimate customers Google and NuStar Energy as well as Microsoft, Starbucks, Goldman Sachs, Intel, and Salesforce.com. Ultimate also received recognition earlier this year when it was ranked #9 on FORTUNE‘s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For.”

According to Scott Scherr, CEO, president, and founder of Ultimate Software, the company was built and continues to stand on a philosophical foundation of putting people first and doing the right thing. “We encourage our employees to respect and earn the trust of others,” said Scherr.

“We believe that because we treat our employees well, they will in turn treat our customers well. Our customers continually confirm that our people-centric philosophy has brought significant value to their organizations and their workforce. We’re proud that our company is fulfilling our commitment to our employees and our thousands of customers, and we’re very happy to have received this recognition from Minyanville.com.”

To read the full article on “Good Business: 10 Companies with Ethical Corporate Policies,” visit www.minyanville.com/sectors/consumer/articles/Good-Business253A-Corporations-with-Great-Ethical/2/16/2013/id/48045#ixzz2OlJ3p8ro

About Ultimate Software

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Hanwha SolarOne Launches New Generation HSL Series

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Hanwha SolarOne Launches New Generation HSL Series

“Stronger, smaller and lighter module with anti-PID technology”

SHANGHAI–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Hanwha SolarOne Co. Ltd. (Hanwha SolarOne), a top-10 global photovoltaic manufacturer of high-quality solar modules at competitive costs, today announced the global launch of its new generation modules – the HSL Series. Compared to previous generation modules, these offer a smaller and lighter design, higher power output and enhanced durability, with new features like anti-PID (potential induced degradation) technology, anti-salt mist corrosion and increased snow and wind loads.

“The launch of Hanwha SolarOne’s new polycrystalline modules marks a significant milestone in the evolution of our product offerings. Made with Hanwha SolarOne’s industry-leading technology, these modules deliver high performance at a competitive cost to meet the needs of our customers,” said Hanwha SolarOne President Min-Su Kim. “As the world’s most reliable partner in solar, we will continue to develop a wider range of industry-leading technology and solutions that provide the best value for our customers.”

Hanwha SolarOne’s HSL Series is built for utility, commercial and residential applications. Approximately 2 percent smaller than the previous generation, these modules yield an average 2 percent higher module efficiency. With 30 percent greater protection against snow and 65 percent better wind resistance, they can withstand a snow load of up to 7000pa and a wind load of up to 4000pa. Additionally, at 1.5kg lighter than the previous generation, the new HSL Series is easier and more cost-effective to pack, transport and install. HSL60 Poly and HSL72 Poly are the first among HSL Series modules to have passed the stringent TUV Rheinland PID test.

Backed by a 25-year linear power warranty and 12-year workmanship warranty, HSL Series modules have enhanced quality assurance with International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification, signaling Hanwha SolarOne’s commitment to delivering high-quality products to every region in the world.

About Hanwha SolarOne

Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd. (NAS: HSOL) is one of the top 10 photovoltaic manufacturers in the world, providing cost-competitive, high quality PV modules. It is the flagship company of Hanwha Group, a FORTUNE global 500 company. Hanwha SolarOne serves the utility, commercial, government and residential markets for a growing network of third-party distributors, OEM manufacturers and system integrators. The company maintains a strong presence worldwide, with employees located throughout Europe, North America and …read more

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KB Home Declares Second Quarter 2013 Dividend

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KB Home Declares Second Quarter 2013 Dividend

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The board of directors of KB Home (NYS: KBH) has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $.025 per share on the Company’s common stock, payable on May 16, 2013 to stockholders of record on May 2, 2013.

About KB Home

KB Home is one of the largest and most recognized homebuilding companies in the United States. Since its founding in 1957, the company has built more than half a million quality homes. KB Home’s signature Built to Order™ approach lets each buyer customize their new home from lot location to floor plan and design features. In addition to meeting strict ENERGY STAR® guidelines, all KB homes are highly energy efficient to help lower monthly utility costs for homeowners, which the company demonstrates with its proprietary KB Home Energy Performance Guide® (EPG®). A leader in utilizing state-of-the-art sustainable building practices, KB Home was named the #1 Green Homebuilder in the most recent study by Calvert Investments and the #1 Homebuilder on FORTUNE magazine’s 2011 World’s Most Admired Companies list. Los Angeles-based KB Home was the first homebuilder listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and trades under the ticker symbol “KBH.” For more information about KB Home’s new home communities, call 888-KB-HOMES or visit www.kbhome.com.

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Frontier Communications Sells Its Interest in Mohave Wireless to Verizon Wireless

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Frontier Communications Sells Its Interest in Mohave Wireless to Verizon Wireless

STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Frontier Communications Corporation (NAS: FTR) sold its one- third partnership interest in Mohave Cellular Limited Partnership (“Mohave Wireless“) to Verizon Wireless on April 1, 2013. Verizon Wireless now has 100 percent ownership of Mohave Wireless. Financial terms are not being disclosed.

“During the years in which Frontier was the General Partner, the investments in Mohave Wireless enabled the partnership to provide excellent cell coverage and service in northwest Arizona. Traffic – both voice and data, not to mention car, RV and truck – has grown steadily due to the popularity of Lake Havasu City as a resort, Bullhead City for gaming and Kingman as a business and retirement destination. I am proud that we delivered value year over year to all of the partners in this venture,” said Melinda White, Executive Vice President, Revenue Development for Frontier.

Ms. White added, “We are delighted to have the public opportunity to thank the employees of Mohave Wireless for all they did for their customers and the community. Their experience and dedication will be great assets to Verizon Wireless as it integrates Mohave Wireless. We also applaud Verizon Wireless for adding Mohave to their wireless network in the region.”

About Frontier Communications

Frontier Communications Corporation (NAS: FTR) , is an S&P 500 company and is included in the FORTUNE 500 list of America’s largest corporations. Frontier offers broadband, voice, satellite video, wireless Internet data access, entertainment services like TumTiki.com, data security solutions through Frontier Secure, bundled offerings and specialized bundles for residential customers, small businesses and home offices and advanced communications for medium and large businesses in 27 states. Frontier’s approximately 14,700 employees are based entirely in the United States. More information is available at www.frontier.com.

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Jay Buhner and Frontier Communications Team Up For 'Baseball with Buhner' Contest

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Jay Buhner and Frontier Communications Team Up For ‘Baseball with Buhner’ Contest

Seattle baseball great swings for the fences to tell consumers about Frontier FiOS

EVERETT, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Seattle baseball great Jay Buhner has joined the Frontier Communications (NAS: FTR) lineup as part of a special contest. Buhner, a fan favorite, is Frontier Communications’ Washington state spokesperson for 2013. He will help spread the word in radio and print, online and outdoors, about the fantastic value and benefits of Frontier’s products and services.

“When you think of Seattle baseball, a name that comes to mind immediately is Jay Buhner,” said Rich Klena, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Frontier. “He exemplifies the dedication and hard work at the heart of Frontier’s Values. Jay was among the most recognizable and reliable players of his day. We want customers to think the same way about Frontier, because just like Jay, our 100 percent U.S.-based men and women give their all on and off the field.”

To kick off this new relationship, Jay and Frontier have created a fun contest –“Baseball with Buhner” — open to all Washington state residents 18 years of age or older. Five lucky winners can each invite three friends to meet Jay and watch Seattle take batting practice on Friday, July 26. The winners will also receive baseballs and jerseys autographed by Jay. To learn more about “Baseball with Buhner,” go to www.FrontierWA.com. After reading the Contest Rules, click on “Contest Entry.”

About Frontier Communications

Frontier Communications Corporation (NAS: FTR) is an S&P 500 company and is included in the FORTUNE 500 list of America’s largest corporations. Frontier offers broadband, voice, satellite video, wireless Internet data access, entertainment services like TumTiki.com, data security solutions through Frontier Secure, bundled offerings and specialized bundles for residential customers, small businesses and home offices and advanced business communications for medium and large businesses in 27 states. Frontier’s approximately 14,700 employees are based entirely in the United States. More information is available at www.frontier.com.

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Fluor Corporation to Hold First Quarter Earnings Conference Call

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Fluor Corporation to Hold First Quarter Earnings Conference Call

IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Fluor Corporation (NYS: FLR) will hold a conference call to review results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2013. The public is invited to listen to the conference call on Thursday, May 2, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. Eastern time with Chairman and CEO David Seaton and Chief Financial Officer Biggs Porter. Financial results will be released after the market closes.

A live webcast of the call and an accompanying slide presentation will be available at investor.fluor.com. The call will also be accessible by telephone at 877-681-3377 (U.S.) or 719-325-4802. The conference ID is 4490608.

A replay of the webcast will be available for 30 days. A replay of the call will be available by telephone for one week by dialing 888-203-1112 (U.S.) or 719-457-0820, conference ID 4490608.


About Fluor Corporation

For more than 100 years, Fluor Corporation (NYS: FLR) has partnered with its clients to design, build and maintain many of the world’s most challenging and complex capital projects. Through its global network of offices on six continents, more than 40,000 employees provide comprehensive capabilities and world-class expertise in the fields of engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, fabrication, operations, maintenance and project management. Today, the company serves a global client base in the energy, chemicals, government, industrial, infrastructure, operations & maintenance, manufacturing & life sciences, mining, power and transportation sectors. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Fluor ranks 124 on the FORTUNE 500 list and had revenue of $27.6 billion in 2012. For more information visit www.fluor.com.

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Fluor Awarded Operations and Maintenance Contract at Arizona Solar Power Facility

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Fluor Awarded Operations and Maintenance Contract at Arizona Solar Power Facility

IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Fluor Corporation (NYS: FLR) announced today that it was awarded a five-year operations and maintenance services contract by Arlington Valley Solar Energy II, LLC (AVSE II), a member of LS Power Group, for the company’s new solar photovoltaic (PV) facility in Arizona. Fluor booked the undisclosed value into backlog in the first quarter of 2013.

The Arlington Valley Solar Energy Project in Arizona. (Photo: Business Wire)

“Fluor is looking forward to continuing our work on the AVSE II project as we complete the construction phase and move into operations and maintenance,” said Matt McSorley, senior vice president of Fluor’s Power business. “Fluor has a 35-year legacy of providing O&M services to our customers in the Power sector, and we are pleased to expand our work in the renewable energy market.”

The nominal 125-megawatt PV facility, which Fluor is currently constructing, is located on approximately 1,160 acres of land in Maricopa County, Arizona. When complete, the facility will supply renewable energy for the region and help reduce dependence on fossil fuels.

In October 2011, AVSE II awarded Fluor a lump-sum engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to design and build the facility. Fluor is also responsible for the EPC of the Centinela Solar Energy Facility, also owned by LS Power Group, in Southern California.


About Fluor Corporation

For more than 100 years, Fluor Corporation (NYS: FLR) has partnered with its clients to design, build and maintain many of the world’s most challenging and complex capital projects. Through its global network of offices on six continents, more than 40,000 employees provide comprehensive capabilities and world-class expertise in the fields of engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, fabrication, operations, maintenance and project management. Today, the company serves a global client base in the energy, chemicals, government, industrial, infrastructure, operations & maintenance, manufacturing & life sciences, mining, power and transportation sectors. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Fluor ranks 124 on the FORTUNE 500 list and had revenue of $27.6 billion in 2012. For more information, visit www.fluor.com.

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FORTUNE Magazine Names Ventas One of World's Most Admired Real Estate Companies

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FORTUNE Magazine Names Ventas One of World’s Most Admired Real Estate Companies

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Ventas, Inc. (NYS: VTR) (“Ventas” or the “Company”) said today that FORTUNE magazine has named it as one of the World’s Most Admired Real Estate Companies in 2013.

“We are thrilled and honored to receive this recognition by our peers in the corporate community,” Ventas Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Debra A. Cafaro said. “For more than a dozen years, we have focused on sustaining excellence in all aspects of our business and delivering consistent, superior total shareholder return. Our successful performance results from our cohesive, collaborative teamwork and our commitment to building value.”

The annual survey, conducted by FORTUNE and the Hay Group, a global management consulting firm, begins with a list of about 1,400 companies and identifies those firms that enjoy the strongest reputations within their industries based on polls with 3,800 top executives, directors and financial analysts. Companies are evaluated on the following nine reputational attributes: ability to attract and retain talented people; quality of management; social responsibility to the community and the environment; innovativeness; quality of products or services; wise use of corporate assets; financial soundness; long-term investment value; and effectiveness in doing business globally.

Ventas, Inc., an S&P 500 company, is a leading healthcare real estate investment trust. Its diverse portfolio of more than 1,400 assets in 47 states (including the District of Columbia) and two Canadian provinces consists of seniors housing communities, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, medical office buildings and other properties. Through its Lillibridge subsidiary, Ventas provides management, leasing, marketing, facility development and advisory services to highly rated hospitals and health systems throughout the United States. More information about Ventas and Lillibridge can be found at www.ventasreit.com and www.lillibridge.com.

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Pinnacle Financial Announces Dates for First Quarter 2013 Earnings Release and Conference Call

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Pinnacle Financial Announces Dates for First Quarter 2013 Earnings Release and Conference Call

NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (Nasdaq/NGS: PNFP) today announced it will release its first quarter 2013 financial results on Monday, April 15, 2013, after the stock market closes. It will also host a live webcast on Tuesday, April 16, at 8:30 a.m. CDT to review its financial results, business outlook for the firm and other matters. The first quarter 2013 earnings release will be available on the investor relations page of Pinnacle’s website at www.pnfp.com.

To access the call for audio only, please call 1/877-602-7944. For the presentation and streaming audio, please access the webcast on the investor relations page of Pinnacle’s website at www.pnfp.com. For those unable to participate in the webcast, the presentation will be archived for 90 days following the presentation.

Pinnacle Financial Partners provides a full range of banking, investment, mortgage and insurance products and services designed for small- to mid-sized businesses and their owners and individuals interested in a comprehensive relationship with their financial institution. Comprehensive wealth management services, such as financial planning and trust, help clients increase, protect and distribute their assets.

The firm began operations in a single downtown Nashville location in Oct. 2000 and has since grown to over $5.0 billion in assets at Dec. 31, 2012. At Dec. 31, 2012, Pinnacle is the second-largest bank holding company headquartered in Tennessee, with 29 offices in eight Middle Tennessee counties and three offices in Knoxville. Great Place to Work® recently named Pinnacle one of the best workplaces in the United States on its 2012 Best Small & Medium Workplaces list published in FORTUNE magazine. Pinnacle ranked No. 4 out of 25 of medium-sized list.

Additional information concerning Pinnacle can be accessed at www.pnfp.com.

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Ultimate Software Schedules Conference Call for First Quarter 2013 Financial Results

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Ultimate Software Schedules Conference Call for First Quarter 2013 Financial Results

WESTON, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Ultimate Software (NAS: ULTI) , a leading cloud provider of people management solutions, will be hosting a conference call on Tuesday, April 30, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time to discuss its financial results for the first quarter of 2013.

Forward-looking information about future company performance may be discussed during the teleconference call. This call is open to the public and will be hosted by Scott Scherr, CEO, president, and founder, and Mitchell Dauerman, CFO, executive vice president, and treasurer. The call will be audiocast live via Vcall at www.investorcalendar.com/ic/cepage.asp?id=170358.

We recommend you access this site 10 minutes before the start of the call. Windows Media Player software is required to listen to the call and can be downloaded from the site. The call will be available for replay at the same Web address at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time on the day of the call.

Ultimate’s press release for its 2013 first quarter financial results will be available after 4:00 p.m. Eastern time on April 30, 2013, on the company’s Web site at news.ultimatesoftware.com/investors.

About Ultimate Software

Ultimate Software is a leading cloud provider of people management solutions, with more than 10 million people records in the cloud. Built on the belief that people are the most important ingredient of any business, Ultimate’s award-winning UltiPro delivers HR, payroll, and talent management solutions that seamlessly connect people with the information and resources they need to work more effectively. Founded in 1990, the company is headquartered in Weston, Florida, and has more than 1,600 professionals focused on developing the highest quality solutions and services. In 2013, Ultimate was ranked #9 on FORTUNE’S list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For.” Ultimate has more than 2,500 customers with employees in 144 countries, including Adobe Systems Incorporated, Culligan International, Major League Baseball, The New York Yankees Baseball Team, Pep Boys, and Texas Roadhouse. More information on Ultimate’s products and services for people management can be found at www.ultimatesoftware.com.

UltiPro is a registered trademark of The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. All other trademarks referenced are the property of their respective owners.

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Principal Financial Group, Inc. to Announce First Quarter 2013 Financial Results

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Principal Financial Group, Inc. to Announce First Quarter 2013 Financial Results

Results to be released Apr. 25; Conference call scheduled for Apr. 26

DES MOINES, Iowa–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Principal Financial Group, Inc. (NYS: PFG) announced today that it will release first quarter 2013 financial results after the market closes on Thursday, Apr. 25, 2013. On Friday, Apr. 26, 2013, at 10 a.m. ET, Larry Zimpleman, chairman, president and chief executive officer, and Terry Lillis, senior vice president and chief financial officer, will discuss first quarter results during a live conference call. Other members of senior management will be available for a question and answer session during the conference call. Additional information about quarterly financial results, including the earnings release, supplement and slides, will be available on our website at www.principal.com/investor.

There are several ways to access the Friday, Apr. 26 conference call:

  • Connect to www.principal.com/investor to listen to a live Internet webcast.
    Please go to the website at least 10-15 minutes prior to the start of the call to register, and to download and install any necessary audio software.
  • Via telephone by dialing in the following numbers approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the call.
    800-374-1609 (U.S. and Canadian callers)
    706-643-7701 (International callers)
    Access Code is 25954736.

An audio replay will be available via:
www.principal.com/investor
855-859-2056 (U.S. and Canadian callers)
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Access code for replay is 25954736.

The replay will be available approximately two hours after the completion of the live earnings call until May 3, 2013.

About the Principal Financial Group

The Principal Financial Group® (The Principal ®)1 is a global investment management leader offering retirement services, insurance solutions and asset management. The Principal offers businesses, individuals and institutional clients a wide range of financial products and services, including retirement, asset management and insurance through its diverse family of financial services companies. Founded in 1879 and a member of the FORTUNE 500®, the Principal Financial Group has $403.0 billion in assets under management2 and serves some 18.3 million customers worldwide from offices in Asia, Australia, Europe, …read more
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Director Eddy J. Rogers, Jr. to Retire and Not Stand for Re-Election to Kindred Healthcare Board of

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Director Eddy J. Rogers, Jr. to Retire and Not Stand for Re-Election to Kindred Healthcare Board of Directors

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (“Kindred” or the “Company”) (NYS: KND) today announced that Eddy J. Rogers, Jr. will not stand for re-election to the Board of Directors at the 2013 annual meeting of shareholders. Mr. Rogers has attained the suggested retirement age under the Company’s Corporate Governance Guidelines. Mr. Rogers’ term will expire effective upon conclusion of the Company’s 2013 annual meeting of shareholders. Mr. Rogers serves as the Chair of the Company’s Executive Compensation Committee and as a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Rogers has served on the Kindred Board since August 2003.

Paul J. Diaz, Chief Executive Officer of Kindred, stated, “I would like to thank Eddy Rogers for his dedication and long-term service on the Kindred Board. Eddy has taken an active role helping the Company to institute best practices in the executive compensation area and has challenged our management team to continually grow and strive to improve the quality of our services. His commitment to Kindred, its shareholders and our mission has been an important part of our success over these last several years.”


About Kindred Healthcare

Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a top-125 private employer in the United States, is a FORTUNE 500 healthcare services company based in Louisville, Kentucky with annual revenues of $6 billion and approximately 78,000 employees in 46 states. At December 31, 2012, Kindred through its subsidiaries provided healthcare services in 2,203 locations, including 116 transitional care hospitals, six inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, 223 nursing and rehabilitation centers, 27 sub-acute units, 101 Kindred at Home hospice, home health and non-medical home care locations, 105 inpatient rehabilitation units (hospital-based) and a contract rehabilitation services business, RehabCare, which served 1,625 non-affiliated facilities. Ranked as one of Fortune magazine’s Most Admired Healthcare Companies for five years in a row, Kindred’s mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for each patient, resident, family member, customer, employee and shareholder we serve. For more information, go to www.kindredhealthcare.com.

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Lowe's Companies, Inc. Declares Cash Dividend

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Lowe’s Companies, Inc. Declares Cash Dividend

MOORESVILLE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The Board of Directors for Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYS: LOW) has declared a quarterly cash dividend of sixteen cents ($0.16) per share, payable May 8, 2013, to shareholders of record as of April 24, 2013.

With fiscal year 2012 sales of $50.5 billion, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is a FORTUNE® 100 company that serves approximately 15 million customers a week at more than 1,750 home improvement stores in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s is the second-largest home improvement retailer in the world. For more information, visit Lowes.com.

Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
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Frontier Communications Corporation Updates Participation in Investor Conference

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Frontier Communications Corporation Updates Participation in Investor Conference

STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Frontier Communications Corporation (NAS: FTR) will participate in Goldman Sachs TMT Leveraged Finance Conference 2013. Robert Starr, Senior Vice President and Treasurer, is scheduled to present today, Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 4:20 p.m. eastern. An earlier press release noted the presentation time as 4:30 p.m.

A live webcast of this presentation will be available at www.frontier.com/ir under “Webcasts & Presentations.”

About Frontier Communications

Frontier Communications Corporation (NAS: FTR) is an S&P 500 company and is included in the FORTUNE 500 list of America’s largest corporations. Frontier offers broadband, voice, satellite video, wireless Internet data access, entertainment services like TumTiki.com, data security solutions, bundled offerings and specialized bundles for residential customers, small businesses and home offices and advanced communications for medium and large businesses in 27 states. Frontier’s approximately 14,700 employees are based entirely in the United States. More information is available at www.frontier.com.

Frontier Communications Corporation
Robert Starr, 203-614-5708
SVP & Treasurer
robert.starr@ftr.com
or
Brigid Smith, 203-614-5042
AVP, Corporate Communications
brigid.smith@ftr.com

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Ryder Launches New Company Website

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Ryder Launches New Company Website

— Redesigned site makes it easier to find solutions, news, and careers —

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Ryder System, Inc. (NYS: R) , a leader in commercial transportation and supply chain management solutions, today announced the launch of its new company website at www.ryder.com. The site features expanded content and an updated design to improve the user experience.

“The new look and feel, and simpler navigation, provide the best platform to fully showcase the company’s services and help customers, prospects, suppliers, job seekers, and investors quickly and easily find the information they need,” said Robert Sanchez, President and Chief Executive Officer for Ryder. “The new Ryder.com better reflects the company’s position as a market leader in the fleet management and logistics industry.”

At www.ryder.com businesses now have access to more information about Ryder’s full suite of solutions, making it easier for them to assess ways that outsourced transportation and supply chain services can improve their operations. For example, a new Knowledge Center provides a one-stop-shop for accessing customer case studies, white papers, videos, and brochures that demonstrate how Ryder delivers on the promise to our customers.

In addition, the online Career Center helps connect the best talent in the industry to the right opportunities at Ryder. The customer toolbox puts Ryder’s leading edge technology at the fingertips of companies doing business with the company. The latest information about new innovative solutions and other news can be found in the online Newsroom. Investors can continue to stay up to date on the company’s growth progress and market trends that make Ryder a solid investment, including the availability of Ryder’s latest online annual report. The site also features a new Sustainability section, which provides access to Ryder’s Corporate Sustainability Reports and more detail around the company’s approach to environmental responsibility, governance, safety, people, and corporate citizenship. Visit the new site at www.ryder.com.

About Ryder

Ryder is a FORTUNE 500® commercial transportation, logistics and supply chain management solutions company. Ryder’s stock (NYS: R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. Inbound Logistics magazine has recognized Ryder as a top third party logistics provider …read more
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Frontier Communications Announces 2012 Network Enhancements, Capital Investments in Washington State

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Frontier Communications Announces 2012 Network Enhancements, Capital Investments in Washington State

EVERETT, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Frontier Communications (NAS: FTR) recently announced 2012 network enhancements and capital investments in Washington state which continue to transform the service areas the company acquired in July of 2010. Frontier offers broadband internet, FiOS video services in certain markets, digital phone service, satellite video through a partnership with DISH, Frontier satellite broadband, customer premises equipment (telephone systems, support for commercial businesses and e911 applications) and web security/data back-up through the Frontier Secure suite of services.

“We’re proud we invested approximately $75 million in Washington State during 2012,” said Rich Klena, Frontier Senior Vice President and General Manager for Oregon and Washington. “In a tough economy, the company’s investment in Washington went up and continues today.”

Klena added: “During the past two and a half years we built a telecommunications network that makes Frontier broadband available to more than 37,533 additional homes and businesses, expanding availability in our service territory from 85% to 92%. We are aggressively deploying Metro Ethernet service and Dedicated Internet Access capabilities to serve the growing bandwidth needs of our commercial customers. These services are delivered via Frontier’s backbone network which connects to all of the company’s central office switching systems.”

“Our core values are to put the customer first and to be locally engaged in the communities we serve. We have six distinct markets in Washington, each led by a General Manager responsible for the overall customer experience,” stated Klena.

All Frontier services are installed and maintained by the company’s 100% U.S.-based work force. Frontier has more than 1,200 employees in Washington.


About Frontier Communications

Frontier Communications Corporation  (NAS: FTR) is an S&P 500 company and is included in the FORTUNE 500 list of America’s largest corporations. Frontier offers broadband, voice, satellite video, wireless Internet data access, data security solutions, bundled offerings and specialized bundles for residential customers, small businesses and home offices and medium and large businesses in 27 states. Frontier’s approximately 14,700 employees are based entirely in the United States. More information is available at www.frontier.com.

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Frontier Communications Corporation to Participate in Investor Conference

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Frontier Communications Corporation to Participate in Investor Conference

STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Frontier Communications Corporation (NAS: FTR) is scheduled to participate in the Goldman Sachs TMT Leveraged Finance Conference 2013. Robert Starr, Senior Vice President and Treasurer, is scheduled to present on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. eastern.

A live webcast of this presentation will be available at www.frontier.com/ir under “Webcasts & Presentations.”

About Frontier Communications

Frontier Communications Corporation (NAS: FTR) is an S&P 500 company and is included in the FORTUNE 500 list of America’s largest corporations. Frontier offers broadband, voice, satellite video, wireless Internet data access, entertainment services like TumTiki.com, data security solutions, bundled offerings and specialized bundles for residential customers, small businesses and home offices and advanced communications for medium and large businesses in 27 states. Frontier’s approximately 14,700 employees are based entirely in the United States. More information is available at www.frontier.com.

Frontier Communications Corporation
Robert Starr, 203-614-5708
SVP & Treasurer
robert.starr@ftr.com
or
Brigid Smith, 203-614-5042
AVP, Corporate Communications
brigid.smith@ftr.com

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KB Home Announces Closing of New $200 Million Unsecured Revolving Credit Facility

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KB Home Announces Closing of New $200 Million Unsecured Revolving Credit Facility

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)– KB Home (NYS: KBH) , one of the nation’s largest and most recognized homebuilders, today announced its closing of a new $200 million unsecured revolving credit facility. The credit facility, which closed on March 12, 2013, contains an accordion feature under which the aggregate commitment may be increased to up to $300 million, subject to certain conditions and the availability of additional bank commitments.

The credit facility was arranged by Citigroup Global Markets Inc., and Citibank will serve as administrative agent and as a participating lender. The other lenders are Bank of America, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank.

Jeff Kaminski, executive vice president and chief financial officer of KB Home, commented, “This level of commitment from our banking partners underscores their continued support of KB Home. The new unsecured revolving credit facility further enhances our capital structure by providing an additional source of readily accessible liquidity. Together with the net proceeds from our recently completed offerings of common stock and convertible senior notes, we have expanded our available liquidity in the last two months by more than half a billion dollars to support our accelerated growth plans.”

About KB Home

KB Home is one of the largest and most recognized homebuilding companies in the United States. Since its founding in 1957, the company has built more than half a million quality homes. KB Home’s signature Built to Order™ approach lets each buyer customize their new home from lot location to floor plan and design features. In addition to meeting strict ENERGY STAR® guidelines, all KB homes are highly energy efficient to help lower monthly utility costs for homeowners, which the company demonstrates with its proprietary KB Home Energy Performance Guide® (EPG®). A leader in utilizing state-of-the-art sustainable building practices, KB Home was named the #1 Green Homebuilder in the most recent study by Calvert Investments and the #1 Homebuilder on FORTUNE magazine’s 2011 World’s Most Admired Companies list. Los Angeles-based KB Home was the first homebuilder listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and trades under the ticker symbol “KBH.” For more information about KB Home’s new home communities, call 888-KB-HOMES or visit www.kbhome.com.

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Frontier Communications Corporation Names Luke Szymczak Vice President, Investor Relations

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Frontier Communications Corporation Names Luke Szymczak Vice President, Investor Relations

STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– John M. Jureller, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Frontier Communications Corporation (NAS: FTR) , announced today that Luke Szymczak has joined the company as Vice President, Investor Relations. He reports to Mr. Jureller.

In announcing the appointment, Mr. Jureller said, “Investor Relations plays a critical role at Frontier, and we’re excited Luke has joined our team. He will provide a strong connection with our stakeholders. Making sure that analysts, portfolio managers, financial media, individuals and others in the investment community understand Frontier’s strategic direction, operations, financial performance and value proposition is critical. Frontier has a compelling story to tell, and I am confident Luke will help make sure it is heard.”

Mr. Szymczak joined Frontier after 12 years at J. P. Morgan, most recently as Managing Director at JPMorgan Asset Management. As a senior analyst he covered telecom, wireless, cable and technology sectors for the global asset manager and managed the firm’s global Tech-Media-Telecom Fund.

Prior to J. P. Morgan, Mr. Szymczak was with Prudential Securities for eight years, most recently as First Vice President, Equity Research covering the communications equipment industry. Before that, he was an Associate with Schooner Capital. He began his career with a division of IBM, later holding corporate positions in Engineering and Marketing and managing teams whose projects covered Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Mr. Szymczak earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University, College of Engineering and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


About Frontier Communications

Frontier Communications Corporation  (NAS: FTR) is an S&P 500 company and is included in the FORTUNE 500 list of America’s largest corporations. Frontier offers broadband, voice, satellite video, wireless Internet data access, data security solutions, bundled offerings and specialized bundles for residential customers, small businesses and home offices and medium and large businesses in 27 states. Frontier’s approximately 14,700 employees are based entirely in the United States. More information is available at www.frontier.com.


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