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New vision sensor targets error proofing, identification and robotic guidance applications

Teledyne DALSA’s new BOA Spot XL delivers performance and capabilities to rival any product in its class

BILLERICA, Mass., April 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Teledyne DALSA, a Teledyne Technologies [NYE:TDY] company and global leader in machine vision technology, announced today its new low cost BOA™ Spot XL vision sensors for industrial automation and inspection.Teledyne DALSA’s BOA Spot XL smart vision sensor

Designed for error proofing, identification, general inspection and robot guidance, BOA Spot XL vision sensors deliver the performance and capabilities to rival any product in its class. The all-in-one BOA Spot XL comes with integrated LED lighting, lens cover and easy-to-use application software, providing high value capabilities at a low cost of ownership. Robust embedded vision tools include positioning, part locating, pattern matching, measuring, feature or defect detection and identifying, including automatic reading of characters (OCR) based on a pre-trained AI (Artificial Intelligence) inference network. Additional features include extensive image preprocessors and advanced calibration for image correction and system coordinate mapping.

“BOA Spot XL vision sensors deliver the performance and capabilities of a sophisticated smart vision system,” commented Steve Geraghty, General Manager of Teledyne DALSA’s Industrial Imaging Solutions US. “This latest BOA Spot model offers manufacturers the tools and integration flexibility for a wide range of automation and inspection applications.”

Inspections using BOA Spot XL vision sensors can be triggered by parts in motion or from a PLC after being moved into a stationary position. Compatible protocols, such as Ethernet/IP and PROFINET, provide standard languages for communicating with 3rd party equipment or the factory enterprise.

Thru- and surface-mounting options and a slim form factor lend automation and system developers the benefit of positioning the BOA Spot XL in tight places.

Camera Details & Availability

The BOA Spot XL is available immediately. For more information, including product specifications and ordering details, visit the BOA Spot XL page on the Teledyne DALSA website or contact your Teledyne DALSA regional sales representative. For a downloadable image of the camera, please visit Teledyne DALSA’s online media kit.

Teledyne DALSA is part of the Teledyne Imaging group and a world leader in the design, manufacture and deployment of digital imaging components for the machine vision market. Teledyne DALSA image sensors, cameras, smart cameras, frame grabbers, software, and vision solutions are used in thousands of automated inspection systems around the world and across multiple industries including semiconductor, solar cell, flat panel display, electronics, automotive, medical, packaging and general manufacturing. For more information, visit www.teledynedalsa.com/mv.

Teledyne Imaging is a group of leading edge companies aligned under the Teledyne umbrella. Teledyne Imaging forms an unrivalled collective of expertise across the spectrum with decades of experience. Individually, each company offers best-in-class solutions. Together, they combine and leverage each other’s strengths to provide the deepest, widest imaging and related technology portfolio in the world. From aerospace through industrial inspection, scientific research, spectroscopy, radiography and radiotherapy, geospatial surveying, and advanced MEMS and semiconductor solutions, Teledyne Imaging offers world-wide customer support and the technical expertise to handle the toughest tasks. Their tools, technologies, and vision solutions are built to deliver to their customers a unique and competitive advantage.

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Media Contacts:
Geralyn Miller
Teledyne DALSA
Tel: +1-519-886-6001 x2187
geralyn.miller@teledynedalsa.com

Sales Contacts:
Sales.americas@teledynedalsa.com
Sales.europe@teledynedalsa.com
Sales.asia@teledynedalsa.com

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Constellation Brands Reports Fiscal Year and Fourth Quarter 2019 Results and Fiscal Year 2020 Outlook

VICTOR, N.Y., April 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a leading beverage alcohol company, reported today its fiscal year and fourth quarter 2019 results. A conference call to discuss the financial results and fiscal year 2020 outlook will be hosted by President and Chief Executive Officer Bill Newlands and Chief Financial Officer David Klein on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. (eastern). Visit cbrands.com/investors/events to locate information for joining the conference call, or a live, listen-only webcast of the conference call.

About Constellation Brands
Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a Fortune 500® company, is a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits with operations in the U.S., Mexico, New Zealand, Italy and Canada. Constellation is the No. 3 beer company in the U.S. with high-end, iconic imported brands such as the Corona and Modelo brand families and Pacifico. Its high-quality, premium wine and spirits brands include the Robert Mondavi and The Prisoner Wine Company brand families, Kim Crawford, Ruffino, Meiomi and SVEDKA Vodka. The company’s portfolio also includes a collection of highly-rated, high-end brands such as SIMI and Mount Veeder Winery wine brands, High West Whiskey and Casa Noble Tequila, as well as new premium wine innovations such as Cooper & Thief and Spoken Barrel.

Based in Victor, N.Y., the company believes that industry leadership involves a commitment to brand building, our trade partners, the environment, our investors and to consumers around the world who choose our products when celebrating big moments or enjoying quiet ones. Since its founding in 1945, Constellation’s ability to see, meet and stay ahead of shifting consumer preferences and trends across total beverage alcohol has fueled our success and made us the No. 1 growth contributor in beverage alcohol in the U.S.

To learn more, follow us on Twitter @cbrands and visit www.cbrands.com.

MEDIA CONTACTS INVESTOR RELATIONS
Mike McGrew 773-251-4934 michael.mcgrew@cbrands.com Patty Yahn-Urlaub 585-678-7483 patty.yahn-urlaub@cbrands.com
Amy Martin 585-678-7141 amy.martin@cbrands.com Bob Czudak 585-678-7170 bob.czudak@cbrands.com
Tom Conaway 585-678-7503 thomas.conaway@cbrands.com

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INVNT Secures Partnership with TEDxSydney For Tenth Anniversary Year

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, April 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Following the success of TEDxSydney in 2018, INVNT, the global live brand storytelling agency™, has once again been named the official production partner for TEDxSydney, the leading platform for the propagation of Australian ideas, creativity and innovation, as the not-for-profit organisation celebrates the milestone 10-year anniversary of its flagship event on Friday, 24 May, 2019.

The role sees INVNT tasked with delivering the event for the second year running, which in 2019 embraces the theme of ‘Legacy.’ The team are responsible for designing and producing the event – which has already secured an impressive line-up of talent – including creative concepting, technical production and AV.

INVNT is also designing and producing The Hub, a dedicated area where attendees can interact between sessions, and the team are curating and creating a number of educational and thought-provoking activations within the space. These will showcase a selection of creatives, foodies, eco-warriors, technologists, artists and experts, and will include an activation from INVNT which will highlight the power of storytelling.

Importantly, INVNT will ensure the Legacy theme is woven throughout the event in strategic and thought-provoking ways, so that each and every touchpoint appeals to its audience of curious minds, game-changers, and those who seek to be inspired.

Commenting on the partnership Remo Giuffre, Founder and Licensee, TEDxSydney said: “We are thrilled to be teaming up with INVNT on such a nostalgic TEDxSydney 2019 event. Working with the INVNT agency in 2018 was a dream – nothing seemed to daunt the team as they infused their signature ‘challenge everything’ mantra into all aspects of the award-winning experience, and approached every challenge with both supreme competence and a welcome sense of calm.

“We exceeded a number of our objectives last year, including being a sell-out event attracting over 5,000 attendees – making it the biggest TEDxSydney yet. I am confident that with INVNT’s support, and the support of our many other valued partners, we will continue to kick goals in 2019 and beyond.”

Laura Roberts, Managing Director, INVNT APAC explained: “From its commitment to sustainability to passion for educating, informing and celebrating individuals from all walks of life, we love all that TEDxSydney stands for. We’re very excited to be producing the event again this year, and are committed to working with the TEDxSydney team and fellow event partners to make this very special 10-year anniversary celebration an experience to remember.”

Scott Cullather, CEO, INVNT added: “The TED brand is globally renowned and highly respected for its approach to storytelling. Audiences can always expect a stellar line-up of influential presenters who educate, inspire and entertain, all delivered within stylish and purposeful environments. We feel incredibly fortunate to be working on this culturally relevant event again in 2019, and can’t wait to share the ‘Legacy’-inspired creative concepts we’ve developed for TEDxSydney this coming May.”

For more information about TEDxSydney 2019 and to register, visit: www.tedxsydney.com

About INVNT
Founded in 2008 by Scott Cullather and Kristina McCoobery, INVNT is the global live brand storytelling agency™. The company’s “challenge everything” positioning statement helps clients including General Motors, Grant Thornton, Merck, PepsiCo, Samsung and Subway – share their stories – live – with every audience that matters. “The tribe” is INVNT’s diverse, talented and creative team behind the stories and brand experiences that people just can’t stop talking about. INVNT’s offices are strategically located in New York, London, Sydney, Detroit, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Stockholm and Singapore. For more information visit www.invnt.com

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Brea Carter
INVNT
+61 (0)423 330 082
bcarter@invnt.com

INVNT Secures Partnership with TEDxSydney For Tenth Anniversary Year

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, April 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Following the success of TEDxSydney in 2018, INVNT, the global live brand storytelling agency™, has once again been named the official production partner for TEDxSydney, the leading platform for the propagation of Australian ideas, creativity and innovation, as the not-for-profit organisation celebrates the milestone 10-year anniversary of its flagship event on Friday, 24 May, 2019.

The role sees INVNT tasked with delivering the event for the second year running, which in 2019 embraces the theme of ‘Legacy.’ The team are responsible for designing and producing the event – which has already secured an impressive line-up of talent – including creative concepting, technical production and AV.

INVNT is also designing and producing The Hub, a dedicated area where attendees can interact between sessions, and the team are curating and creating a number of educational and thought-provoking activations within the space. These will showcase a selection of creatives, foodies, eco-warriors, technologists, artists and experts, and will include an activation from INVNT which will highlight the power of storytelling.

Importantly, INVNT will ensure the Legacy theme is woven throughout the event in strategic and thought-provoking ways, so that each and every touchpoint appeals to its audience of curious minds, game-changers, and those who seek to be inspired.

Commenting on the partnership Remo Giuffre, Founder and Licensee, TEDxSydney said: “We are thrilled to be teaming up with INVNT on such a nostalgic TEDxSydney 2019 event. Working with the INVNT agency in 2018 was a dream – nothing seemed to daunt the team as they infused their signature ‘challenge everything’ mantra into all aspects of the award-winning experience, and approached every challenge with both supreme competence and a welcome sense of calm.

“We exceeded a number of our objectives last year, including being a sell-out event attracting over 5,000 attendees – making it the biggest TEDxSydney yet. I am confident that with INVNT’s support, and the support of our many other valued partners, we will continue to kick goals in 2019 and beyond.”

Laura Roberts, Managing Director, INVNT APAC explained: “From its commitment to sustainability to passion for educating, informing and celebrating individuals from all walks of life, we love all that TEDxSydney stands for. We’re very excited to be producing the event again this year, and are committed to working with the TEDxSydney team and fellow event partners to make this very special 10-year anniversary celebration an experience to remember.”

Scott Cullather, CEO, INVNT added: “The TED brand is globally renowned and highly respected for its approach to storytelling. Audiences can always expect a stellar line-up of influential presenters who educate, inspire and entertain, all delivered within stylish and purposeful environments. We feel incredibly fortunate to be working on this culturally relevant event again in 2019, and can’t wait to share the ‘Legacy’-inspired creative concepts we’ve developed for TEDxSydney this coming May.”

For more information about TEDxSydney 2019 and to register, visit: www.tedxsydney.com

About INVNT
Founded in 2008 by Scott Cullather and Kristina McCoobery, INVNT is the global live brand storytelling agency™. The company’s “challenge everything” positioning statement helps clients including General Motors, Grant Thornton, Merck, PepsiCo, Samsung and Subway – share their stories – live – with every audience that matters. “The tribe” is INVNT’s diverse, talented and creative team behind the stories and brand experiences that people just can’t stop talking about. INVNT’s offices are strategically located in New York, London, Sydney, Detroit, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Stockholm and Singapore. For more information visit www.invnt.com

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Brea Carter
INVNT
+61 (0)423 330 082
bcarter@invnt.com

Constellation Brands Repositions Wine and Spirits Business to Accelerate Growth and Increase Shareholder Value

  • Signs agreement with E. & J. Gallo Winery to divest approximately 30 brands from its wine and spirits portfolio principally priced at $11 retail and below, and related facilities, for $1.7 billion
  • Decision better aligns portfolio with consumer premiumization trends

VICTOR, N.Y., April 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a leading beverage alcohol company, announced today that it has signed an agreement with E. & J. Gallo Winery to divest approximately 30 brands from its wine and spirits portfolio principally priced at $11 retail and below, and related facilities located in California, New York and Washington for $1.7 billion, subject to closing adjustments. The transaction is also subject to the satisfaction of certain closing conditions, including the receipt of regulatory approval, and is expected to close at the end of the company’s first quarter of fiscal 2020.

“One of the hallmarks of our success over the years has been our ability to evolve and stay on the forefront of emerging consumer trends,” said Bill Newlands, Constellation Brands president and chief executive officer. “This decision will help enhance organizational focus on a more premium set of wine and spirits brands that better position our company to drive accelerated growth and shareholder value.  In turn, Gallo is acquiring a collection of great brands that complement their operational model and business strategy to provide quality products to consumers at every price point.”

Constellation’s remaining wine and spirits portfolio represents a collection of powerhouse brands such as the iconic Robert Mondavi brand family; The Prisoner Wine Company brand family; Kim Crawford, the #1 sauvignon blanc in the U.S. market; Ruffino, a leading brand family of Italian wines; Meiomi, the #1 pinot noir in the U.S.; and SVEDKA Vodka, the #1 imported vodka in the U.S. The company’s portfolio also includes a collection of highly-rated, high-end brands such as SIMI, Schrader Cellars and Mount Veeder Winery wine brands, and High West Whiskey and Casa Noble Tequila, as well as new premium wine innovations such as Cooper & Thief and Spoken Barrel.

Additional commentary and financial information related to the transaction will be discussed during Constellation Brands’ Fiscal Year and Fourth Quarter Results conference call, Thursday, April 4, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. EDT. The conference call can be accessed by dialing +1-877-673-1771 and entering conference identification number 4660599, beginning at 10:20 a.m. EDT. A live, listen-only webcast of the conference call will be available on the company’s website, www.cbrands.com, under the Investors/Events & Presentations section.

About Constellation Brands
Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a Fortune 500® company, is a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits with operations in the U.S., Mexico, New Zealand, Italy and Canada. Constellation is the No. 3 beer company in the U.S. with high-end, iconic imported brands such as the Corona and Modelo brand families and Pacifico. Its high-quality, premium wine and spirits brands include the Robert Mondavi and The Prisoner Wine Company brand families, Kim Crawford, Ruffino, Meiomi and SVEDKA Vodka. The company’s portfolio also includes a collection of highly-rated, high-end brands such as SIMI and Mount Veeder Winery wine brands, High West Whiskey and Casa Noble Tequila, as well as new premium wine innovations such as Cooper & Thief and Spoken Barrel.

Based in Victor, N.Y., the company believes that industry leadership involves a commitment to brand building, our trade partners, the environment, our investors and to consumers around the world who choose our products when celebrating big moments or enjoying quiet ones. Since its founding in 1945, Constellation’s ability to see, meet and stay ahead of shifting consumer preferences and trends across total beverage alcohol has fueled our success and made us the No. 1 growth contributor in beverage alcohol in the U.S.

To learn more, follow us on Twitter @cbrands and visit www.cbrands.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements. The word “expect” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain such identifying words. These statements may relate to business strategy, future operations, prospects, plans and objectives of management, as well as information concerning expected actions of third parties. All forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in, or implied by, such forward-looking statements.

The forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and should not be construed in any manner as a guarantee that such results will in fact occur or will occur on the timetable contemplated hereby.  All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this news release and Constellation Brands undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The transaction between Constellation Brands and E. & J. Gallo is subject to the satisfaction of certain closing conditions, including the receipt of required regulatory approval. There can be no assurance that any transaction between Constellation Brands and E. & J. Gallo will occur or will occur on the terms and timetable contemplated hereby.

In addition to risks and uncertainties associated with ordinary business operations, the forward-looking statements contained in this news release are subject to other risks and uncertainties, including completion of the announced transaction by the expected completion date and on the expected terms and conditions; the accuracy of all projections; and other factors and uncertainties disclosed from time-to-time in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 28, 2018, as supplemented by the company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended August 31, 2018, which could cause actual future performance to differ from current expectations.

MEDIA CONTACTS INVESTOR RELATIONS CONTACTS
Mike McGrew 773-251-4934 | michael.mcgrew@cbrands.com Patty Yahn-Urlaub 585-678-7483 | patty.yahn-urlaub@cbrands.com
Alex Wagner 415-912-3788 | alex.wagner@cbrands.com Bob Czudak 585-678-7170 | bob.czudak@cbrands.com
Tom Conaway 585-678-7503 | thomas.conaway@cbrands.com

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Ministry Intends To Lure Tourists From China, Korea To Sarawak During Winter

KUCHING: Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports is working on the idea to lure tourists from China and Korea to come to Sarawak during the winter season in their countries.

Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said there was a trend that the people, particularly the older generation, from both countries would flock to Hainan to escape the cold in their countries, which Sarawak would like to tap.

The ministry is looking into the trend now that in winter season, many people from China and Korea are going to Hainan Island to escape the cold.

And during the four months of winter season, the price of hotel and other accommodation increased and if they were to come to Sarawak and stay, the cost will be much cheaperso we are doing a study on this and try to work out and may take a little bit of time, he told a press conference yesterday.

He had earlier chaired a state tourism steering committee meeting at Imperial Hotel here.

Present at the meeting was Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Lee Kim Shin.

Abdul Karim also said that the state was also promoting sport tourism like golf to lure golfers from Korea and Japan.

He said the tourism industry contributed RM7.95 billion to Sarawak’s gross domestic product (GDP) last year, adding that tourist arrivals to the state, particularly from China and Singapore, since the launching of Visit Sarawak campaign on Dec 31 last year had increased.

According to him, the arrival of tourists in January this year has increased by 10.72 per cent over the same period the previous year.

Abdul Karim also told reporters that he together with other officers will meet with federal Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Mohamaddin Ketapi to discuss on the tourism infrastructure projects and allocation for the state.

He said his ministry has a good relationship with their federal counterpart.

We have a good relationship and based on the feedback, we will get a good allocation, he said.

Meanwhile, he said the state last week received the tourism tax for 2017 and last year amounting to RM2.58 million.

Source: Sarawak Government

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