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18/08/2017 Week of Regional Entrepreneurship - - UvA-AMC-HvA Ventures Amsterdam expand

Week of Regional Entrepreneurship - -  UvA-AMC-HvA Ventures

From 14 August to 22 August, the gong ceremony at Beursplein 5 focuses on the activity and entrepreneurship in the various regions in the Netherlands. Euronext has invited the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Regional Development Companies, and regional entrepreneurs, to put their work in the spotlight during the Week of Regional Entrepreneurship.

UvA, AMC and HvA Holding BV are fully owned subsidiaries of the University of Amsterdam, Academic Medical Center and the University of Applied Sciences of Amsterdam respectively. The three holdings manage companies set up to valorise and commercialize the intellectual property generated by the universities.

“New ventures”, a subdivision within the holdings, primarily focuses on commercializing groundbreaking innovations from the three knowledge institutions, assisting scientists and entrepreneurs with company creation, investments, scaling up and exits. As of 2017, the three holdings collectively manage approximately 35 active portfolio companies. In addition to growing technology centric companies, the holdings also stimulate entrepreneurship amongst students and researchers by sponsoring many educational programs and events in Amsterdam. In this respect, the holdings actively contribute to and participate in initiatives that further develop the thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Amsterdam region.

René van Vlerken, Head Small & Mid Cap Listings at Euronext Amsterdam: ''The Regional development companies are extremely important for the growth of the Dutch economy and accelerating innovation.'' Entrepreneurship and the exchange go hand in hand, for over 400 years. Euronext plays an important role in the financing of the real economy. "With initiatives like Euronext Growth and our exclusive TechShare program, we support medium and small businesses in their growth, we provide access to finance, help in promoting the organization, and  increase its visibility."

For more information: www.uvaholding.nl

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17/08/2017 Week of Regional Entrepreneurship - LIOF Amsterdam expand

Week of Regional Entrepreneurship - LIOF

From 14 August to 22 August, the gong ceremony at Beursplein 5 focuses on the activity and entrepreneurship in the various regions in the Netherlands. Euronext has invited the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Regional Development Companies to put their work in the spotlight during the Week of Regional Entrepreneurship.

LIOF visits the Amsterdam exchange to open trading during  the Week of Regional Entrepreneurship by sounding the gong. They attended the gong ceremony with Limburg-based companies: Ronmas, Robomotive, Vectioneer, Mine Kafon, Accerion, and GDO. LIOF helps SMEs in Limburg to grow and supports them every step of the way. By supporting SMEs we stimulate growth in the entire region. If the region grows, so does everyone in it. For LIOF growth is not just about sales and profits but also about greater competitiveness - to offer advantages and generate social returns. LIOF’s work in the region is made tangible by creating jobs in Limburg, providing relevant products and services in and for Limburg, and enhancing the reputation of the region as it ascends the rankings for innovation and job opportunities.

René van Vlerken, Head Small & Mid Cap Listings at Euronext Amsterdam: ''The Regional development companies are extremely important for the growth of the Dutch economy and accelerating innovation.'' Entrepreneurship and the exchange go hand in hand, for over 400 years. Euronext plays an important role in the financing of the real economy. "With initiatives like Euronext Growth and our exclusive TechShare program, we support medium and small businesses in their growth, we provide access to finance, help in promoting the organization, and  increase its visibility."

For more information: www.liof.nl

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16/08/2017 Ministry of Economic Affairs Amsterdam expand

Week of Regional Entrepreneurship - Ministry of Economic Affairs 

From 14 August to 22 August, the gong ceremony at Beursplein 5 focuses on the activity and entrepreneurship in the various regions in the Netherlands. Euronext has invited the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Regional Development Companies to put their work in the spotlight during the Week of Regional Entrepreneurship.

The Ministry of Economic Affairs, along with regional governments (mostly provinces), is a shareholder of five RDCs (NOM, Oost NV, LIOF, BOM and IQ). The RDCs connect national innovation and top sector policy to regional economic policy, and in doing so are important for the services to innovative SMEs. Through their venture capital companies RDCs support and finance innovations of SMEs and contribute to the economic growth and employment of the region. Pieter Waasdorp, director of entrepreneurship, sounds the gong in the presence of colleagues, all of whom are concerned with the RDCs.

Pieter Waasdorp: "The Ministry of Economic Affairs supports and encourages entrepreneurship in the Netherlands in different ways. For example, by improving access to finance for SMEs, by providing information and by issuing guarantees such as the BMKB and the GO to companies. In addition, we encourage the start-up and growth of companies and help companies to new forms of funding. We do this together with partners like the Regional Development Companies, but also with Startup Delta and the Chamber of Commerce. "

René van Vlerken, Head Small & Mid Cap Listings at Euronext Amsterdam: ''The Regional development companies are extremely important for the growth of the Dutch economy and accelerating innovation.'' Entrepreneurship and the exchange go hand in hand, for over 400 years. Euronext plays an important role in the financing of the real economy. "With initiatives like Euronext Growth and our exclusive TechShare program, we support medium and small businesses in their growth, we provide access to finance, help in promoting the organization, and  increase its visibility."

For more information:  www.rijksoverheid.nl

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15/08/2017 Week of Regional Entrepreneurship - NOM Amsterdam expand

Week of Regional Entrepreneurship - NOM

From 14 August to 22 August, the gong ceremony at Beursplein 5 focuses on the activity and entrepreneurship in the various regions in the Netherlands. Euronext has invited the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Regional Development Companies to put their work in the spotlight during the Week of Regional Entrepreneurship.

The Investment and Development Agency for the Northern Netherlands (NV NOM) opens trading at the Amsterdam exchange. Deputy Managing Director Geert Buiter sounds the gong. The NOM aims to contribute substantially to economic growth in the Northern Netherlands by supporting enterprises in the development leaps they encounter along the way to success. Geert Buiter: “We aim to support companies in the Northern Netherlands in growth, whether they be a start-up with an innovative idea or an established company in a growth and takeover situation. We are proud of each and every company we collaborate with. Led by passionate entrepreneurs who inspire the whole team, these companies work hard to achieve success. One of these companies is M4FOUR, manufacturer of customized vinyl floors. We are pleased to open the Exchange with them today.”

René van Vlerken, Head Small & Mid Cap Listings at Euronext Amsterdam: ''The Regional development companies are extremely important for the growth of the Dutch economy and accelerating innovation.'' Entrepreneurship and the exchange go hand in hand, for over 400 years. Euronext plays an important role in the financing of the real economy. "With initiatives like Euronext Growth and our exclusive TechShare program, we support medium and small businesses in their growth, we provide access to finance, help in promoting the organization, and  increase its visibility."

For more information: www.nom.nl

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14/08/2017 Week of Regional Entrepreneurship - Oost NL Amsterdam expand

Week of Regional Entrepreneurship -  Oost NL

From 14 August to 22 August, the gong ceremony at Beursplein 5 focuses on the activity and entrepreneurship in the various regions in the Netherlands. Euronext has invited the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Regional Development Companies to put their work in the spotlight during the Week of Regional Entrepreneurship.

Development Agency East Netherlands (Oost NL) opens the trading day at the Amsterdam exchange of Euronext by sounding the gong to bring attention to the innovative business stars in which they have invested. Innovation is important for companies, as well as regional and national economic development, and Oost NL takes this opportunity to bring attention to the innovative companies it has boosted over the years. Some of these companies have been invited to attend the ceremony: Xenikos, MIMETAS, Hygear, Solease, Axign, and NIZO.

Many innovative start-up companies fail to make the leap from their product development phase to a growing enterprise that registers consistent performance and growth. In order to help bridge this transition, at Development Agency East Netherlands they leverage investments made using funding from the Dutch government, as well as the provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel to help business owners to grow faster through innovation, investing and internationalization. Together with the business owners, Oost NL searches for the right type of funding for each situation. The goal is to help businesses to responsibly transition from start-up to growth phases and eventually to stimulate the local economy through new jobs. This is how they strengthen the regional economies. They do this at the behest of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and the provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel.

René van Vlerken, Head Small & Mid Cap Listings at Euronext Amsterdam: ''The Regional development companies are extremely important for the growth of the Dutch economy and accelerating innovation.'' Entrepreneurship and the exchange go hand in hand, for over 400 years. Euronext plays an important role in the financing of the real economy. "With initiatives like Euronext Growth and our exclusive TechShare program, we support medium and small businesses in their growth, we provide access to finance, help in promoting the organization, and  increase its visibility."

For more information: www.oostnl.nl  

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11/08/2017 Grachtenfestival Amsterdam expand

Grachtenfestival celebrates 20th edition

Saxophonist Stefan de Wijs of the Keuris Quartet opens the Amsterdam exchange on the occasion of the Grachtenfestival. The Keuris Quartet will perform ‘Nieuwe noten voor Keuris Quartet’ during the Grachtenfestival at the StadSalon. Three new works have been composed for the occasion. The composers will attend the concert to listen to the world premiere of their own compositions.

This year the Grachtenfestival will present very talented young musicians on wonderful venues. Performing musicians will leave trodden paths and unlock new worlds for the audience. Thrilling sound on ruddy locations, intimate concerts on historical premises. Each performance is outstanding and a pride to the Grachtenfestival.

The Grachtenfestival is celebrating its 20th birthday and does so ‘In Style’, which is the festival theme this year. From 11 – 20 August the capital city is fizzing with classical music, jazz and world music, performed by a topnotch variety of international and young musicians. The entire program consists of over 250 concerts on more than 90 venues.

For more information: www.grachtenfestival.com

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10/08/2017 Actiam Amsterdam expand

Actiam announces receiving top scores in global responsible investment survey

Fund and asset manager ACTIAM published the results of the annual responsible investment survey conducted by Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). ACTIAM received the highest score in 11 out of 14 modules. Compared to 2016, ACTIAM improved its score in seven modules. On this occasion they sound the gong at the Amsterdam exchange.

PRI conducts an annual responsible investment survey among its members. Respondents receive a score ranging from E to A+ for each module. ACTIAM obtained the highest possible score for its active ownership approach. In the area of inclusive finance (e.g. microfinance and SME financing in emerging markets) ACTIAM managed to improve its score from A to A+. This means that ACTIAM is in the top 10% of the market.

ACTIAM is a leading responsible asset and fund manager for more than one million people in the Netherlands, with €54.6 billion in assets under management (as at December 2016). ACTIAM offers a comprehensive range of investment funds and investment solutions that extends from index investing all the way to impact investing. They impose strict criteria on their investments and follow a strict, scrupulous selection process without making concessions in the area of financial returns.

For more information: www.actiam.nl

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10/08/2017 Jensen-Group Bruxelles expand

Jensen-Group: 20 ans de cotation

Euronext est très fier d’accueillir Jensen-Group pour une bell ceremony en l’honneur des 20 ans de cotation de cette entreprise familiale affichant un remarquable parcours boursier. 

09/08/2017 Ebury Amsterdam expand

Fintech company Ebury opens its doors at the Zuidas

Financial service provider Ebury has seen such a rapid growth in the Benelux that they are opening a new office at the Zuidas in Amsterdam. On that occasion, Ebury opens the trading day at the Amsterdam exchange.

The company started with five employees in Amsterdam, four years ago. Currently the company has seventy employees and Ebury helps over five thousand relations with international payments and risk management. With this growth in mind, a new office was opened in the capital city, at the Zuidas.

Ebury is a specialist in currency transactions and trade finance. The financial service provider offers access to more than 150 currencies, market expertise, and the company provides working capital to support fast growing companies.

For more information: www.ebury.com

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08/08/2017 ASN Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for ASN Ideaalsparen and ASN Depositosparen

ASN Bank visits the Amsterdam exchange of Euronext and opens trading by sounding the gong. They do so on the occasion of them recently obtaining – once again – five stars for the terms of their ASN Bank savings account.

ASN Ideaalsparen scored the maximum score in the June 2017 MoneyView survey for the second time in a row. ASN Depositosparen received the highest rating for the fifth year in a row. According to MoneyView, ASN Bank’s savings accounts offer more opportunities than comparable accounts from other banks.

For more information: www.asnbank.nl

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07/08/2017 BinckBank Amsterdam expand

BinckBank celebrates start of first BinckBank Tour-race

Former professional-cyclist Maarten Tjallingii opens the trading day at the Amsterdam Exchange for BinckBank (ticker symbol: BINCK) to celebrate the start of the first BinckBank Tour, the biggest professional cycling event in Belgium and The Netherlands with stars like Giro d’Italia-winner Tom Dumoulin and World Champion Peter Sagan participating.

BinckBank will be the name-sponsor of the race for the next five years. The bank wants to increase its brand awareness. Also investors are known to be fans of cycling and followers of cycling events.

BinckBank is the biggest independent Dutch online bank for small investors and offers a range of financial products to retail customers in five European countries. BinckBank is listed on Euronext Amsterdam since 2005.

For more information: www.binck.nl/bincktour

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04/08/2017 SneekWeek Amsterdam expand

Lipton Ice Tea launches SneekWeek with stroke on the gong

The sounding of the gong at the Amsterdam exchange launches the Sneekweek. The biggest sailing event on inland waterways of Europe is held for the 82nd time from 5 to 10 August.

More than 1,800 participants in 35 different sailing classes compete for a spot on the highest podium. The organization of the event is in the hands of the Royal Watersport Sneek. The sailing competitions take place every day at the Sneekermeer, where more than 150 volunteers from the Royal Watersportvereniging will be working all week. From early morning until late at night, they ensure that the regatta runs smoothly. The KWS is thereby financially supported by a number of large nationally operating companies. The event is sponsored bij Lipton Ice Tea, part of Euronext listed Unilever (ticker symbol: UNIA).

For more information: www.sneekweek.nl

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03/08/2017 Summer Competition Amsterdam expand

Sounding of gong for Zomercompetitie

The Zomercompetitie (Summer Competition) is a football and hockey tournament for companies in the Amsterdam area. The competition is being held for the 11th time this summer. Soccer coordinator Amsterdam, Remco Kamlag, sounds the gong and marks the final week of the Zomercompetitie 2017

Between 30 May and 11 August 25 over 100 companies participate in the tournament. Teams compete during the course of 20 playing days, in the hopes of achieving the 2014 football and hockey title. The league has a unique character; both football and hockey takes place at one location, and is played in a format of six against six. In addition to the sport aspect, the Summer Competition provides a networking platform where both participating companies and sponsors can meet young professionals. Ten percent of the profit will go to charity, the Hockey Dreams Foundation.

For more information: www.zomercompetitie.com

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02/08/2017 Rabobank's innovation program introduces Tellow Amsterdam expand

Bye bye bookkeeping, hello Tellow

Tellow celebrates the launch of her bookkeeping solution for freelancers. Tellow was recently introduced, after a year of rigorous user testing and developing. The overwhelming number of applications confirmed the need for a good solution. To no surprise because bookkeeping is in fact not the most popular part of doing business, it takes time, money and often causes stress.

Tellow is bookkeeping on the go. Freelancers get real-time insight into their financials through a direct link with the current account. Tellow automates manual processes, such as scanning and booking of receipts. By offering a cloud solution for web and mobile, Tellow meets the fundamental needs of this user group.

Tellow is a Moonshot from Rabobank's innovation program. With so-called Moonshots, employees get the opportunity to develop innovative ideas and prepare them for market launch. Tellow is now available throughout the Netherlands.

For more information: www.tellow.nl

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01/08/2017 LYNX Rendement Fonds Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for LYNX Rendement Fonds

LYNX is known for its brokerage services for retail investors. Several months ago, LYNX introduced an investment fund; The LYNX Rendement Fonds. To officially celebrate the launch of this new product, Tycho Schaaf, Portfolio Manager of the LYNX Rendement Fonds, will open the trading day at the Amsterdam exchange.

What makes the LYNX Rendement Fonds unique? The LYNX Rendement Fonds aims to achieve an annual positive return, regardless of whether the market goes up or down. The fund has a large number of automated trading systems at its disposal. In times of falling stock markets and relatively high volatility, the fund is able to sustain its positive performance.The investment fund of LYNX serves as a good supplement for any investment portfolio.

For more information: www.lynx.nl

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31/07/2017 Pluk de Nacht open-air film festival Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong ahead of open-air film festival Pluk de Nacht

The open-air film festival Pluk de Nacht (Seize the Night) has its opening night at the Stenen Hoofd Amsterdam on 16 August. The team behind Pluk de Nacht opens the trading day.

The festival will be open daily from 3 pm with a programme of art, food and drinks. In the evening, visitors can relax in a beach chair and enjoy (inter) national feature films, documentaries and animations that have not been shown in the Netherlands before. On Sunday afternoon 20 August, the festival welcomes its youngest fans at Pluk Mini, with activities and films for children aged 2-12 years.

Pluk de Nacht Amsterdam runs from 16 to 26 August. Directly after, Pluk de Nacht travels to Utrecht (31 August to 3 September).

For more information: www.plukdenacht.nl

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28/07/2017 Pride Amsterdam 2017 Amsterdam expand

Pride Amsterdam 2017

Amsterdam Gay Pride Foundation opens trading together with its ambassadors and a delegation of Rabobank. The sounding of the gong marks the start of Pride Amsterdam 2017. Pride Amsterdam 2017 is held from 29 July until 6 August. This year’s theme is: ‘This Is My Pride’.

In order to better serve the LHBTI audiences, to enhance them, be inclusive to everyone and to better promote the festival’s message, the Amsterdam Gay Pride Foundation will issue a record amount of € 125,000, - for purely and only substantive program components. Many people know the Pride Amsterdam festival mainly for the world-famous boat parade, but it is also a nine-day festival with an important message.

Pride is a grand party and at the same time an impressive plea for the emancipation of LHBTIs. The Amsterdam Gay Pride Foundation wants to constantly pay attention to human rights in general and the acceptance and equality of LHBTIs in particular, anywhere in the world. Pride Amsterdam offers a range of events in the area of debate, art, theater, film, dance, party and sport with its partners.

For more information: www.pride.amsterdam

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27/07/2017 AFM and DSI cooperation Amsterdam expand

AFM and DSI sign cooperation covenant

The Dutch financial markets authority AFM and the DSI foundation sound the gong after singing cooperation covenant. Jorine Berends from DSI sounds the gong and opens the trading day.

The Dutch financial markets authority AFM and the DSI foundation are to cooperate in the area of appropriate qualifications for investment professionals as necessitated by the ESMA guidelines. DSI will ensure that the relevant investment professionals who are certified by DSI as of 2018 will meet the criteria stipulated by the European Securities & Markets Authority. To this end, DSI and AFM signed a covenant of cooperation in which AFM endorses DSI’s certification programme.  

For more information: www.dsi.nl

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26/07/2017 Groupe RATP Obligations Vertes Paris expand

Alain Le Duc, Directeur Financier de Groupe RATP, et Marie-Claude Dupuis, Directrice de la Stratégie, de l'Innovation et du Développement, célèbrent le succès de leur première émission d'obligations vertes.

Le groupe RATP est le 5eme opérateur mondial de transport, réunissant différents types de mobilité :
bus, métro, train et tramways. La RATP transporte ainsi chaque jour plus de 16 millions de personnes dans le monde.
Développer des transports peu polluants et engager la transition énergétique est un objectif majeur de l’entreprise en tant qu’acteur dans la construction d’une ville plus durable.
Engagée dans cette démarche, le groupe RATP prévoit de réduire ses émissions de gaz à effet de serre de 50% par voyageur kilomètre entre 2015 et 2025 et de réduire sa consommation d’énergie de 20% par voyageur kilomètre dans les mêmes délais.
Dans ce contexte, la RATP a lancé sa première émission de « Green Bonds » d’un montant de 500 millions d’euros pour valoriser sa politique RSE, démontrer sa volonté de relever le défi du changement climatique et diversifier sa base d'investisseurs, au travers d'un dialogue renforcé avec les Investisseurs Socialement Responsables.

26/07/2017 Knab Amsterdam expand

Knab named most profitable payment account for self-employed

Knab's business payment account has been named the most inexpensive account in 2017 for self-employed by MoneyView. It is for the fourth consecutive year that Knab is the only bank to hold the maximum five-star rating for the "Price" item in business payment accounts segment . On this occasion, they visit the Amsterdam exchange. Robbert Bakker, CEO of Knab, opens the trading day by sounding the gong.

The survey of corporate payment accounts by the independent benchmark institute MoneyView has been focused on the self-employed this year. The high score of Knab is explained by MoneyView: "Knab is well aware of package costs, credit card costs, and subscription fees for internet banking. In addition, Knab has a credit interest rate and there is an extensive free interest rate. Knab has been stable for five consecutive years in terms of its pricing. "

Knab, the online platform for financial overview, was founded in 2012 and has more than 130,000 customers and about 200 employees. Knab wants people to get a grip on their finances and have insight into their financial future.

For more information: www.knab.nl   

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25/07/2017 Company Webcast Amsterdam expand

Company Webcast visits Beursplein 5

Euronext recently launched its new Euronext Corporate Services offer. Company Webcast’s webcast solutions are a key part of this offering. With the sounding of the gong by Managing Director Olaf Lawerman, Company Webcast highlights its unique Investor Relations webcast services for listed companies across Europe.

Research shows that webcasting financial results delivers a better performance in the stock market. It also increases your visibility and boosts engagement among the investor community. This makes webcasting a must-have for efficient financial communication and better market performance.

The recently released, cutting-edge Next Generation Webcast Platform offers listed companies higher visibility and greater engagement with shareholders, analysts, investors, and other stakeholders. In addition Company Webcast can measure and report back the impact of every Investor Relations webcast you make with them, making the new Investor Relations webcast services truly the best in the market.

Company Webcast is a European market leader in professional webcasts and webinars for Investor Relations. The company produces over 10,000 successful live events each year.

For more information: www.companywebcast.com

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24/07/2017 Rabobank Foundation Amsterdam expand

Rabobank Foundation celebrates winning Jacques Diouf Award

Rabobank Foundation celebrates winning the FAO’s international Jacques Diouf Award 2016-2017 with the sounding of the gong. Rabobank Foundation was presented with the award for its efforts to support and economically strengthen small farming communities in developing countries.

The award recognises Rabobank Foundation’s many years of dedication to improving the lives and food security of small farmers in developing countries. Global food security is a strategic Banking for Food theme for our organisation. The world population is growing rapidly and the agricultural sector is faces with a huge challenge to continue to meet the increasing demand for food.

Rabobank Foundation focuses in developing countries on small farmers who have little or no access to financing and the market. Rabobank Foundation invests in the financial self-sufficiency of cooperatives and helps them on their way to autonomy and independence. It does this by, for example, providing financing and sharing the wealth of cooperative, banking and agricultural knowledge the Rabobank organisation has developed over more than a century. Receiving the award is an acknowledgement that Rabobank’s Banking for Food strategy is of great value and it’s an encouragement to keep doing what they do.

For more information: www.rabobankfoundation.com

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21/07/2017 AFS Group Amsterdam expand

AFS Group’s Fixed Income team sounds gong

The Fixed Income team of AFS Group, situated at Beursplein 5, opens trading at the Amsterdam Exchange. William Skultety, Senior Fixed Income Sales at AFs, sounds the gong.

The in recent years strongly expanded AFS Fixed Income department, operating from Amsterdam and Frankfurt offers institutional investors an all-to-all marketplace for primary & secondary market fixed income investments. Today's gong ceremony reminds market participants of the continued role and importance AFS Fixed Income in providing investment ideas and market liquidity.

For more information: www.afsgroup.nl

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20/07/2017 Hill+Knowlton Strategies Amsterdam expand

Hill+Knowlton Strategies wins international prize for communication takeawy.com’s listing

With its communication strategy for Takeaway.com’s listing at Euronext Amsterdam, Hill+Knowlton Strategies Netherlands won a Golden World Award for Excellence (GWA) in the category Financial Services & Investor Relations. To celebrate this, they visit the Amsterdam exchange and open trading by sounding the gong.

These Awards are awarded for work in communication and public relations that meets the highest standards in the field. The international prize is awarded annually by International Public Relations Association (IPRA), the global professional association for communication professionals.

Hill+Knowlton, a leading communications advisory agency in the Netherlands since 1972, developed the communication strategy for the successful listing of Takeaway.com at Euronext Amsterdam. An important part was to highlight the company, the international growth strategy, the business model and the most important investment criteria of Takeaway.com with all relevant stakeholders. The communication strategy and guidance by Hill+Knowlton caused unrivaled attention from media and opinion leaders and support from investors and other key stakeholders for Takeaway.com's listing.

For more information: www.hillandknowlton.nl

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19/07/2017 Hardt and BAM Amsterdam expand

Hardt and BAM have built Europe’s first hyperloop test facility

Hardt was founded as a company by a number of the winners from Elon Musk’s hyperloop competition that was held earlier this year. Together with the European construction company BAM (ticker symbol: BAMNB), they have built Europe’s first hyperloop test facility to test the technology for this futuristic transport system. On this occasion they open trading at the Amsterdam exchange.

For BAM, the cooperation with Hardt fits seamlessly into its ambition to invest in new technology and to work with innovative, entrepreneurial partners. Marinus Schimmel, Director of BAM Infra Nederland bv: “‘We are connecting for the future. We are constantly looking for new and smart ways of travelling in order to make an important contribution to improving our transportation systems and creating a more sustainable society. We are on the verge of a unique, completely new technology which will allow us to make much more efficient use of our means of transport and our transport infrastructure.”

For more information: www.bam.com

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