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Datawatch Appoints John Judge as Chief Revenue Officer

CHELMSFORD, Mass., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ: DWCH), a leading global provider of visual data discovery solutions, announced today the appointment of John P. Judge as chief revenue officer, senior vice president of Worldwide Sales. Mr. Judge was most recently the senior vice president, Americas Enterprise Sales for Iron Mountain Corporation, a company with revenues of more than $3 billion, where he was responsible for nearly one third of the company's revenue. Prior to joining Iron Mountain, Mr. Judge held senior sales role at Novell, SilverStream Software, and Honeywell. 

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At Datawatch, Mr. Judge will be responsible for all sales, services and partner operations globally. Mr. Judge holds a bachelor of science in business administration and marketing from the University of Maine.

"John's appointment demonstrates to our customers, partners, shareholders and employees alike that Datawatch is committed to accelerating long-term growth," said Michael Morrison, president and chief executive officer of Datawatch. "With John's leadership, our sales organization will bring a value-based selling approach to the rapidly growing visual data discovery market, create a clearer articulation of our approach to vertical industries, deepen our engagement with channel partners, and increase our contribution to client success. We are thrilled to add another world-class executive to the Datawatch management team."

"To me, it's all about the customer experience," said Mr. Judge. "Datawatch is exciting, because I believe we have the opportunity to challenge assumptions with transformational technology, bring a broader point of view to how data visualization can speed up our customers' businesses, and foster a client facing experience that will create true brand differentiation in the market and expand our business significantly."

About Datawatch Corporation

Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH) provides visual data discovery software that optimizes any data – regardless of its variety, volume, or velocity – delivering next generation analytics to reveal valuable insights for improving business. Its unique ability to integrate structured, unstructured, and semi-structured sources like reports, PDF files and EDI streams with real-time streaming data into visually rich analytic applications allows users to dynamically discover key factors that impact any operational aspect of their business. This ability to perform visual discovery against any data sets Datawatch apart in the big data and visualization markets. Organizations of every size, worldwide use Datawatch products, including 99 of the Fortune 100. Datawatch is headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts with offices in New York, London, Munich, Stockholm, Singapore, Sydney and Manila, and with partners and customers in more than 100 countries worldwide. See the Whole Story for yourself by downloading the free trial at www.datawatch.com/free-trial.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

Any statements contained in this press release that do not describe historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any such statements, including but not limited to those relating to results of operations, contained herein are based on current expectations, but are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. The factors that could cause actual future results to differ materially from current expectations include the following: risks associated with the continuing weak global economy; risks associated with fluctuations in quarterly operating results due, among other factors, to the size and timing of large customer orders; risks associated with acquisitions, including the recent acquisition of intellectual property from Math Strategies and the acquisition of Panopticon; the volatility of Datawatch's stock price; limitations on the effectiveness of internal controls; rapid technological change; Datawatch's dependence on the introduction of new products and possible delays in those introductions; competition in the software industry generally, and in the markets for next generation analytics in particular; Datawatch's dependence on its principal products, proprietary software technology and software licensed from third parties; risks associated with international sales and operations; risks associated with indirect distribution channels and co-marketing arrangements, many of which were only recently established; the adequacy of Datawatch's sales returns reserve; risks associated with a subscription sales model; Datawatch's dependence on its ability to hire and retain skilled personnel; disruption or failure of Datawatch's technology systems that may result from a natural disaster, cyber-attack or other catastrophic event; and uncertainty and additional costs that may result from evolving regulation of corporate governance and public disclosure. Further information on factors that could cause actual results to differ from those anticipated is detailed in various publicly-available documents, which include, but are not limited to, filings made by Datawatch from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to, those appearing in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2013 and Forms 10-Q for the quarters ended December 31, 2013, March 31, 2014 and June 30, 2014. Any forward-looking statements should be considered in light of those factors.

Investor Contact:
Datawatch Investor Relations 
investor@datawatch.com
Phone: (978) 441-2200 ext. 8323

Media Contact: 
Sarah Bernardi
Datawatch Corporation
Sarah_Bernardi@datawatch.com
Phone: (978) 441-2200 ext. 8387
Twitter: @datawatch

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Pure Search Launches Financial Services Division, Completes Integration and Re-branding of Correlate Search UK, Acquired in April 2013

LONDON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pure Search, a leading global search firm, today announced the launch of Pure Search Financial Services. This newly created division is a merger of Correlate Search UK (acquired by Pure Search in April 2013) and the existing financial services sector teams at Pure.  

Pure Search Financial Services will be led by the former Managing Directors of Correlate Search UK, Simon Head and Gavin Bonnet, and will work closely with Pure's global offices in Asia (Hong Kong and Singapore), headed by Liam Richardson, and North America (New York) led by Barrie Sanderson

The new Financial Services division has recently been strengthened by senior hires John Newstead from Redgrave Partners, Colleen Quilty from Quilty Group, and Adam Scarr from Hays. This now equips the new division to cover senior Sales, Trading & Structuring mandates across Equities, FX, Fixed Income & Commodities, alongside Pure Search's existing strong practice areas in Compliance, Risk Management, Finance/Treasury, Legal and Tax.

"This is another exciting development for Pure Search, bringing together our existing global strength across Infrastructure with the Global Markets presence brought by our acquisition of Correlate. It gives us a strong strategic position in Financial Services across front and back office at a time when the markets are beginning to grow again. Our global senior management team of Simon, Gavin, Liam and Barrie are first class and we have every confidence they can dynamically grow our market share", said Chris Nelson, co-founder of Pure Search.

Simon Head commented, "this sends the market a strong signal of our intent to build a world class global financial institutions business. Combining the best of Correlate Search UK with the existing global financial services presence of Pure will enable us to offer a complete cross asset, multi-function search capability to our clients throughout Europe, Asia and the US, and we are very excited about the future."

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en world names Yusuke Nishino as the New Country Manager for Singapore.

SINGAPORE, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- en world, an APAC leader in mid career recruitment solutions, has appointed Yusuke Nishino as the new Country Manager of en world Singapore.

Yusuke has over ten years of experience in recruitment and human resources consulting in Asia pacific including Singapore, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Southeast Asian Countries. Yusuke joined en world Singapore as a Manager for Supply Chain, Sales & Marketing, Engineering and IT Divisions in 2011. He has a track record of continued success achieved through effective strategic and operational leadership and successfully introduced many mid to senior level professionals to multinational corporations. He covers a wide range of industries such as Electronics, Chemical, Semiconductor, Automotive, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Financial institutions and IT. He also acts as external HR advisor for various MNC's in Singapore providing the best HR solutions for their organization through advanced direct sourcing techniques, talent pooling, and recruitment research.

Craig Saphin, President, en world Group said, "Singapore is a global financial and business hub and is a key market for multinational companies using Singapore as a base for regional growth. I strongly believe that Yusuke's appointment will drive success for our customers with his deep experience in the recruitment industry across APAC. en world Singapore will continue to support our customers' cross border and multilingual recruitment needs for mid career talent across APAC."

Yusuke Nishino said, "I am extremely excited about my new appointment with en world Singapore and look forward to working with our team of dynamic and talented consultants across Asia Pacific. Companies in Singapore are facing unprecedented challenges and are struggling to recruit the right talent in a number of areas of skill shortage including senior roles. My objective is to provide exemplary levels of service to our customers and match the right people with the right job. While more companies are expanding and facing challenges in acquiring and retaining talent, we help customers overcome these challenges with our specialised recruitment capabilities, robust recruitment tools and extensive professional network."

en world has been operating in Singapore since 2011 and recruits across a variety of specialties that includes Accounting & Finance, Engineering, Banking, IT, Supply Chain, Human Resources, Legal and Sales & Marketing.

About en world:

en world provides recruitment services focused on mid-career professionals. The company was established in Japan in 1999 and has expanded to Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, Australia, Vietnam, Thailand and India. With 650 staff representing 20 nationalities in 15 offices, we introduce talent to over 2,800 clients across the Asia Pacific Region. en world is a subsidiary of en-japan Inc., Japan's leading internet-based recruitment solutions provider.

Visit -- www.enworld.com

Media Contact:
Vikram Tandon
Tel: +65-6420-0574
Email: vikram.tandon@enworld.com

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CPA Global Appoints Toni Nijm as Chief Technology Officer

SHENZHEN, China, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CPA Global, the world's foremost specialist in intellectual property (IP) software and services, has appointed Toni Nijm as Chief Technology Officer, responsible for the Company's industry-leading portfolio of IP software solutions and integrated services.

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Nijm is a qualified patent attorney and has been involved in developing IP software businesses for many years. He was previously Chief Executive Officer of Ipendo, the Sweden-based IP management software and services provider, which he co-founded in 2004 and which was acquired by CPA Global in 2011. Since the acquisition, Nijm has worked in a number of senior technology roles at CPA Global, most recently leading the hosted IP software solutions (SaaS) business as well as heading services R&D and strategic development.

CPA Global's technology portfolio comprises five market-leading IP management solutions - FoundationIP, Inprotech, Ipendo, Memotech, and Patrawin - tailored towards the specific needs of different clients (both corporations and law firms); as well as First To File, the industry-leading electronic document management system for IP; Discover, one of the world's most advanced patent search and data verification platforms; and IP Forecaster, the IP budgeting software.

Commenting on Nijm's appointment, CPA Global Chief Executive Officer Tim Griffiths said: "We are delighted to appoint Toni Nijm to lead the development of our software and integrated services business, which is at the centre of our strategic focus for the Company. Toni has a strong track record of building IP software businesses and a detailed understanding of client needs. As CTO, he will play a key role in our ongoing commitment to provide our clients with industry-leading technology and integrated services platforms that help them manage IP assets more effectively and perform their roles more efficiently and productively."

Added Nijm: "I'm excited to take on the role of CTO at CPA Global. Clients in the IP space are increasingly looking for integrated software and services; and, with our unrivalled portfolio of IP management solutions and global client base, we are ideally placed to drive the integration agenda. I look forward to working closely with our product teams and clients to continue developing our world-class solutions to meet our clients' fast changing IP management needs."

About CPA Global  

CPA Global is the world's leading intellectual property (IP) management and IP software specialist, and an international provider of outsourced legal services. With offices across Europe, the United States and Asia Pacific, CPA Global supports many of the world's best known corporations and law firms with a range of IP and broader legal services, helping them to manage risk, cost and capacity, and realise greater value for their businesses and IP assets.

CPA Global helps corporates and law firms in managing valuable IP Rights, such as patents, designs and trademarks, ensuring that IP portfolios are protected, maintained and regularly reviewed in order to maximise value. Working closely with its clients, CPA Global ensures they have the best information on which to base IP decisions, and the best support in terms of helping implement those decisions.

Services include the development and implementation of IP software management solutions; patent portfolio optimisation; patent research and analytics; patent and trademark renewals; as well as other IP support services such as docketing, trademark watching and domains management. CPA Global is also a leading player in the outsourced legal services sector, providing high quality and cost-efficient legal support services such as transaction support, contract management, anti-bribery and compliance, and legal research through global delivery centres in the US, Europe and India.

Founded in Jersey, Channel Islands in 1969, CPA Global today employs more than 1,800 people, serving clients' needs in 200 jurisdictions through its own offices and an extensive agent network. CPA Global's diverse client list ranges from major global corporations, headquartered in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, to small and medium-sized enterprises and innovation start-ups; and from top international law firms to national and regional law and IP firms. For further information, please visit: http://www.cpaglobal.com.

Media Contacts:

Steve Clark +44(0)20-7549-5504, sclark@cpaglobal.com
Victoria Knowles +44(0)20-7549-4585, vknowles@cpaglobal.com

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David M. Shaffer Named EnerSys President and Chief Operating Officer

READING, Pennsylvania, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- John D. Craig of EnerSys (NYSE: ENS) today announced that he will be stepping down from his position of President effective November 1, 2014, but will remain with the company as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. With this move, Dave M. Shaffer has been appointed to the newly created position of President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Shaffer is currently serving as President of the Company's Europe, Middle East and Africa business and prior to that was President of the Company's Asia business. Mr. Shaffer will continue to report to Mr. Craig.

"Dave is an experienced executive recognized for his accomplishments at EnerSys, I want to congratulate him on his new position and look forward to continuing to work with him," stated Mr. Craig, "as EnerSys continues to grow towards our goal of $4 billion in revenue by 2018 this new position is one more element that will help ensure we achieve this objective."

Mr. Shaffer, who has over 24 years experience in the battery industry, joined EnerSys in 2005 and has held positions of increasing responsibilities with the Company. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Marquette University.

For more information, contact Thomas O'Neill, Vice President and Treasurer, EnerSys, P.O. Box 14145, Reading, PA 19612-4145, USA. Tel: 800-538-3627; Web site: www.enersys.com.

EDITOR'S NOTE: EnerSys, the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, manufactures and distributes reserve power and motive power batteries, battery chargers, power equipment, battery accessories and outdoor equipment enclosure solutions to customers worldwide. Motive power batteries and chargers are utilized in electric forklift trucks and other commercial electric powered vehicles. Reserve power batteries are used in the telecommunication and utility industries, uninterruptible power supplies, and numerous applications requiring stored energy solutions including medical, aerospace and defense systems. Outdoor equipment enclosure products are utilized in the telecommunication, cable, utility, transportation industries and by government and defense customers. The company also provides aftermarket and customer support services to its customers from over 100 countries through its sales and manufacturing locations around the world.

More information regarding EnerSys can be found at www.enersys.com.

Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This press release, and oral statements made regarding the subjects of this release, contains forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, or the Reform Act, which may include, but are not limited to, statements regarding EnerSys' earnings estimates, revenue goals, plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts, including statements identified by words such as "believe," "plan," "seek," "expect," "intend," "estimate," "anticipate," "will," and similar expressions. All statements addressing operating performance, events, or developments that EnerSys expects or anticipates will occur in the future, including statements relating to sales growth, earnings or earnings per share growth, revenue growth, and market share, as well as statements expressing optimism or pessimism about future operating results or benefits from revenue growth, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Reform Act. The forward-looking statements are based on management's current views and assumptions regarding future events and operating performance, and are inherently subject to significant business, economic, and competitive uncertainties and contingencies and changes in circumstances, many of which are beyond the Company's control. The statements in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, even if subsequently made available by EnerSys on its website or otherwise. EnerSys does not undertake any obligation to update or revise these statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release.

Although EnerSys does not make forward-looking statements unless it believes it has a reasonable basis for doing so, EnerSys cannot guarantee their accuracy. The foregoing factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements. For a list of other factors which could affect EnerSys' results, including earnings estimates, see EnerSys' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including "Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations," including "Forward-Looking Statements," set forth in EnerSys' Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 29, 2014. No undue reliance should be placed on any forward-looking statements.


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Frank Inouye Appointed Managing Director of AziPac Limited

SINGAPORE and HAMILTON, Bermuda, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of AziPac Ltd. is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Frank Inouye as Managing Director, with immediate effect.

Frank brings over 34 years of industry experience to AziPac and the wider Azimuth and Seacrest Group. He has worked extensively in Australia, Asia, North Africa, Canada and South America and has a proven track record of building and managing asset portfolios in both public and private E&P companies. During his career Frank has held many senior management positions including; Executive Chairman, CEO/COO of Coastal Energy (a company he founded in 2004 and led until 2008, which was ultimately sold to Cepsa for $2.2 billion in 2013); CEO of Samudra Energy, a private Indonesian E&P company; Head of Corporate Development for Premier Oil; GM of Premier's SE Asian operations.

AziPac is a newly established exploration and production company focussed on exploring for oil and gas in the maritime basins offshore the Asia Pacific region and the Bay of Bengal. AziPac is backed by Seacrest Capital Group, the global energy investor. AziPac is headquartered in Singapore.

Frank Inouye commented: 

"I am delighted to be working with the Azimuth Group and look forward to developing AziPac using the same strategy that has enabled the Company to create a global offshore exploration portfolio in Nambia, Ireland and the North Sea.  Azimuth's unique strategy of utilizing existing state-of-the-art seismic data to drive portfolio development has proven to be very successful in other areas of the world and with their extensive SE Asian seismic database and access to capital, AziPac is in an excellent position to capitalize on a diverse range of opportunities."

Note to Editors: 

AziPac is a Seacrest Capital Group backed E&P company, focused on South East Asia and Bay of Bengal.

Seacrest Capital Group is a leading energy investor specialising in offshore exploration, leveraging its proprietary assets and relationships to build a diversified, global portfolio of regionally focussed oil and gas exploration companies. Since 2011, Seacrest Capital Group has created and invested in a number of successful companies in the United Kingdom and Norwegian North Sea, West Africa, Ireland and South East Asia.  As a result of Seacrest's support, AziPac is in a strong position to take advantage of and build on further opportunities as they arise in the offshore Asia Pacific and Bay of Bengal regions.

http://www.azipacexploration.com

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CHS Announces Senior Leadership Team Changes

ST. PAUL, Minnesota, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CHS Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSCP) -- the nation's leading cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company -- today announced that Mark Palmquist, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Ag Business, will leave the organization effective Aug. 31, 2014, to assume the top leadership role with an Australian grain company. Current CHS strategic leadership team member Shirley Cunningham will assume a new role as executive vice president and chief operating officer, Ag Business and Enterprise Strategy.

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Palmquist will become managing director and chief executive officer of GrainCorp, Sydney, Australia, on Oct. 1, 2014.

"We congratulate Mark on this new opportunity and thank him for his significant contributions to CHS and its predecessor organizations," said CHS President and Chief Executive Officer Carl Casale. "During his 35-year career with our organization, he was instrumental in launching and building the CHS global platform and identifying numerous growth opportunities in our grains and foods businesses that add value for the owners of this cooperative."

Cunningham, who joined CHS in 2013 as executive vice president, Enterprise Strategy, will continue to lead the company's Enterprise Strategy functions as well as the newly aligned Ag Business platform which includes International, North America and Agronomy. "Shirley brings significant global strategic and enterprise experience to her expanded role," said Casale. "Aligning our Ag Business and Enterprise Strategy platforms under Shirley's leadership will position us well for continued growth on behalf of our owners."

Newly named leaders for CHS Ag Business platform include:

  • Stefano Rettore, senior vice president, International, responsible for CHS South America, CHS Asia-Pacific and CHS Europe.
  • Gary Anderson, senior vice president, North America Grain Marketing and Processing and Food Ingredients, responsible for North America Grain Marketing, Terminals and Transportation, Business Development, Processing and Food Ingredients, and Ethanol manufacturing.
  • Rick Dusek, vice president, Agronomy, leading Crop Nutrients Supply and Trading, North America Crop Nutrients and Agronomy, which will include additional product and technology offerings.

Cunningham retains responsibility for CHS Information Technology, Human Resources, Enterprise Strategy and Marketing and Communications functions. She assumes her new role on Sept. 1, 2014.

CHS Inc. (www.chsinc.com) is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. Diversified in energy, grains and foods, CHS is committed to helping its customers, farmer-owners and other stakeholders grow their businesses through its domestic and global operations. CHS, a Fortune 100 company, supplies energy, crop nutrients, grain marketing services, animal feed, food and food ingredients, along with business solutions including insurance, financial and risk management services. The company operates petroleum refineries/pipelines and manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex® brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products.

This document contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that are based on management's current expectations and assumptions. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the potential results discussed in the forward-looking statements. The company undertakes no obligations to publicly revise any forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances. For a discussion of additional factors that may materially affect management's estimates and predictions, please view the CHS Inc. annual report filed on Form 10-K for the year ended Aug. 31, 2013, which can be found on the Securities and Exchange Commission web site (www.sec.gov) or on the CHS web site www.chsinc.com.

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