December 2017

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29/12/2017 Run4Schools Amesterdão expand

DoubleDividend and Run4Schools sound gong on last trading day of the year 

DoubleDividend opens trading with Run4Schools on the last trading day of the year. The sustainable investment funds of DoubleDividend, DD Equity Fund and DD Property Fund N.V. are listed on Euronext Amsterdam and with the final gong of the year, DoubleDividend likes to draw attention to the runners of Stichting Run4Schools. On March 31, 2018, they will run the 56 kilometers of the Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town, South Africa for this charity.

DoubleDividend bridges financial and social return and fully supports the mission of Stichting Run4Schools. The team of DoubleDividend is composed of a few fanatical runners who frequently run to support charity. “Run4Schools is a beautiful initiative for young South African children. By organizing both in - and after - school sports activities these kids are of the streets and work on a better future. This is financed by the runners for this charity. Today, we are pleased to make these runners more visible with the sound of the gong”, says Marian Hogeslag, partner at DoubleDividend.

For more information:  www.doubledividend.nl

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28/12/2017 Da Vinci Derivatives Amesterdão expand

Sounding of the gong for Da Vinci Derivatives

Da Vinci Derivatives opens the market to celebrate that, thanks to the construction of their own infrastructure and structured and controlled growth, they will trade fully independently in 2018 using the recently obtained license from The Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets. This will be done from their newly opened office at Beursplein 5.

Da Vinci Derivatives, a trading house founded in 2015 by three traders who trade for own account with own capital, trades in financial derivatives with a short to medium term maturity focused on volatility. This means that several products are traded based on correlations, but also that long/short positions are taken in under- or overvalued volatilities in different market segments. Over the past two years, the company has grown strongly and are recruiting the best people, both nationally and internationally, with a strong focus on recent graduates.

For more information: www.davinciderivatives.com

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27/12/2017 Unox New Year’s Dive 2018 Amesterdão expand

Gong sounds for Unox New Year’s Dive 2018

On Monday, January 1st 2018, the Unox New Year's Dive takes place. At 140 locations across the country, more than 50,000 people start the year with a refreshing dive. Unox, part of Euronext listed Unilever (ticker symbol: UNIA), opens the trading day at Beursplein 5 for this.

The biggest dive takes place in Scheveningen where 10,000 participants are expected to dive into the ice-cold North Sea water. Unox donates one euro to the food banks for every diver in Scheveningen. In addition, well-known food vloggers and celebrities bake a '#Food bank letter' this week. The Food Bank Letter is a savory banquet letter with a smoked sausage in it, in the form of a V. The food banks help more than 130,000 Dutch people by providing them with food packages temporarily. Because these people also earn a good start in the new year, Unox donates one food bank letter to food banks for every baked and online shared letter with the hashtag #Voedselbanketletter.

For more information: www.unox.nl

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22/12/2017 Topsport Amsterdam Fanny-award winners Amesterdão expand

Topsport Amsterdam sounds gong with ‘Fanny’-award winners

Topsport Amsterdam organizes the annual Sports Gala of Amsterdam together with the City of Amsterdam. Here the ‘Fanny’ is awarded. This is the award for the ‘Amsterdam Best Athletes of the Year’. Desiree van Lunteren, female football player at Ajax, European and national champion and Female Athlete of Amsterdam 2017, sounds the gong and opens trading.

Topsport Amsterdam gives talented athletes, living in Amsterdam, the unique opportunity to achieve their goals and ambitions. Through the Centre for Elite Sport and Education (CTO) Amsterdam, they offer these talents a unique opportunity. By playing a key role in attracting and facilitating international top sport events in Amsterdam, they offer these athletes a platform to excel in their own city and thus serve as an incentive for the sport. Brilliant sponsors are, amongst others, Euronext listed KPN and Heineken.

For more information: www.topsport.amsterdam

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21/12/2017 NN Group wins SponsorRings Amesterdão expand

NN Group wins three SponsorRings 

NN Group, listed on Euronext Amsterdam (ticker symbol: NN), has won three SponsorRings during this year’s SponsorRing awards, and on this occasion they open the trading day on the Amsterdam exchange.

The group has won a gold, silver and bronze Ring. The golden one was awarded to Delta Lloyd in the category Long-term Sponsorships for its contribution to watersports. NN silver and bronze SponsorRings in the categories Sport Sponsorships and Art and Culture.

Dorothee van Vredenburg, member of NN Group’s Management Board: “Winning the SponsorRingen is a wonderful recognition for the way in which we implement our sponsorship policy. NN Group is an active sponsor in various sectors that are close to what many people find important, where we think our contribution can add value. I am proud that the jury rewarded our approach with gold, silver and bronze.

For more information: www.nn-group.com

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20/12/2017 Philips inclusivity in the workforce Amesterdão expand

Philips sounds the gong for more inclusivity in the workforce

Diversity fuels innovation. With this belief, Philips (ticker symbol: PHIA) opens Euronext Amsterdam in order to gain attention for an inclusive workplace. Nathalie Lam, Head of Global Sponsorship at Philips, sounds the gong.

Philips, listed on Euronext Amsterdam and included in the AEX index, is committed to enhancing the work environment, and emphasizes its ambition to increase the number of women in leadership positions in the upcoming years. According to Philips, an inclusive culture fosters a workplace where people are treated equally and encouraged to bring their best selves to work. Philips wants to emphasize it is not only a diverse workplace, but also intentionally acknowledges and embraces differences is part of the company’s philosophy.

As an innovative and progressive company, Philips is continuously working on this important element. With this establishment, the concern started the sponsorship of the Amsterdam Pride in 2016, and launched the international campaign: “life is better when #youareyou”. This multi-year initiative has won three Global Awards, a WOMMY, the Word of Mouth Award for social progress, Work Place Pride Award for best Media campaign. In addition, Philips was also awarded a Silver SponsorRing: a prestigious award for the best sponsorship campaigns.

For more information: www.philips.com

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19/12/2017 FD Gazellen 2017 Amesterdão expand

FD Gazellen winner sounds gong

MessageBird won this year’s Oryx award during the FD Gazellen and sounds the gong on the Amsterdam exchange.

MessageBird is on a mission to modernize and simplify the overcomplicated space of customer communication. As the only leading cloud communications platform with its own telecommunications carrier infrastructure, MessageBird connects over 15,000 enterprises to their global customers via the fastest and most reliable SMS, Voice and Chat APIs in the world.

Named after the biggest gazelle in the animal kingdom, the Oryx award is the most important FD Gazelle award awarded by Het Financieele Dagblad. The jury selects the Oryx winner on a company’s exceptional growth figures. In total, 755 Gazellen awards have been awarded this year in regions North, South, West and East.

For more information: www.fd.nl

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19/12/2017 BPI Real Estate Bruxelas expand

Jacques Lefèvre, CEO of BPI Real Estate, rings the bell to celebrate the successful listing of a new bond on Euronext Brussels.

18/12/2017 NL Get it done Amesterdão expand

Organisation NL Get it done visits Euronext Amsterdam

NL Get it done is a collaboration between NL2025 and Get it done in which young professionals, creatives, influencers and an extensive media network are connected to local, social initiatives in the Netherlands. Hanna Verboom, founder of Get it done, sounds the gong.

NL Get it done is a collaboration between NL2025 and Get it done in which young professionals, creatives, influencers and an extensive media network are connected to local, social initiatives in the Netherlands.

NL2025 is a platform where leaders from the cultural and scientific world, artist, CEO’s and athletes have joined. They are all involved on a personal title to step up for a better future of the Netherlands based on the pay-it-forward principle. Get it done was one of the first crowdfunding platforms in the Netherlands. Initially funding small scale development projects worldwide Get it done has launched a new strategy in the Netherlands in order to create sustainable solutions for local initiatives.

For more information: www.nl.getitdone.org

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15/12/2017 Light for the World Foundation Amesterdão expand

Light for the World Foundation celebrates 35th anniversary

The Light for the World Foundation celebrates its 35th anniversary, which is marked by the sounding of the gong at the Amsterdam exchange.

Exactly 35 years ago, Light for the World was founded by ophthalmologist Martien Cozijnsen and his wife Jenny. The work started with a school for the blind in Thailand and has expanded vastly over the years. Providing opportunities for people with disabilities in the poorest countries is still the core mission of the organization. Light for the World calls on companies active in Africa to get started with the inclusion of youth with disabilities in the workplace. The foundation can provide advice and practical support in this.

For more information: www.lightfortheworld.nl

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14/12/2017 Amsterdam Entrepreneur Award Amesterdão expand

Winner Amsterdam Entrepreneur Award opens the exchange

Bianca van der Lee, founder of Chaud Devant has won the Amsterdam Entrepreneur Award 2017 (Amsterdamse Ondernemersprijs) and opens the trading day at Beursplein 5.

From the finalists, Van der Lee was chosen as the winner of this award by a professional jury and 1,500 entrepreneurs. The Amsterdam Entrepreneur Award is an award for the most creative and innovative entrepreneur in Amsterdam. The prize is awarded annually and is, among others, an initiative of the municipality of Amsterdam, MKB-Amsterdam and Rabobank.

Chaud Devant develops high-quality, professional and fashionable collections for the modern chef, kitchen team and serving staff. After more than 20 years, all designs are still produced in the company’s studio and headquarters in Amsterdam. These designs can be found in more than 20 countries around the world.

For more information: www.amsterdam.nl

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13/12/2017 Paris Europlace Paris expand

Paris Europlace opens the European trading day in Paris 

Raising awareness for the role of the world's leading finance centres in mobilising capital to accelerate climate action.

As market operator, Euronext has an important role to play in channeling savings and investment into energy transition. Ensuring optimization of our methodologies, together with other stakeholders, confirms our commitment to offering investors an increasingly relevant standard for portfolio management, and an underlying asset suitable for different index-linked products, notably in green finance.

Italy’s Ministry of Environment, Paris EUROPLACE with its initiative Finance for Tomorrow and UN Environment organise  a high-level event setting out the role of the world’s leading financial centres in mobilizing capital to accelerate climate action.  The event takes place the day after the President Macron’s “One Planet Summit” which celebrates the second anniversary of the Paris Agreement and profiles the work of the new international network of financial centres for sustainability, which originated under Italy’s 2017 G7 presidency.
The event features the launch of the network’s first ‘state of the art’ report prepared by UN Environment and the first report benchmarking financial centres in terms of green finance. Speakers will include leading representatives from
financial centres in Canada, China, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Morocco and UK and will be closed by keynote speeches from Ministers from Italy and France.
 

13/12/2017 Best Investment Professional Amesterdão expand

Nico Inberg wins Gouden Stier award for Best Investment Professional

This November, Nico Inberg, head of the IEX Investment Desk, won the Gouden Stier-award for Best Investment Professional. This highly acclaimed prize is one of the oldest in the Dutch financial industry: It was awarded for the eleventh consecutive year in 2017. 

Inberg has been head of the IEX Investment desk since July, where he leads a team of financial analysts. Together they perform research and give recommendations on hundreds of national and international stocks. Dutch investors looking for deeper insights and investment recommendations can get access through a subscription to IEX Premium. 

For more information: www.iex.nl

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12/12/2017 Dance4Life Amesterdão expand

The Nederlandsche Betaal & Wisselmaatschappij opens Beursplein 5 with Dance4Life

This year, Dance4Life organizes the Dance4Life FundRace for the first time. The Nederlandsche Betaal & Wisselmaatschappij (Dutch Payment & Exchange Company), located at Beursplein 5, is a proud sponsor of Dance4Life and participates in the Dance4Life FundRace. Dance4Life ambassador Kees Tol opens the Amsterdam exchange to highlight the FundRace.

Dance4Life is a charity that works together with young people to fight the risks of unsafe sex. Unsafe sex and sexual violence are the fastest growing health risks for young people worldwide. Together with young people, they want to take action against HIV / AIDS, unplanned pregnancies and sexual violence.

For more information: www.dance4life.nl

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11/12/2017 Successful acquisition GrandVision Amesterdão expand

GrandVision Benelux sounds the gong for successful acquisition

GrandVision Benelux, part of the Euronext Amsterdam listed GrandVision (ticker symbol: GVNV), celebrates the successful acquisition of Zonnebrillen.com with a sounding of the gong by CEO Leo van Welij.

With over 800 brick and mortar stores in the Netherlands and Belgium, the company consciously focuses on online expansion. The parent company of optical retail chains Pearle and Eye Wish is rapidly expanding its digital strategy with the acquisition of the online pure player, Zonnebrillen.com. The addition of Zonnebrillen.com fits in with GrandVision Benelux’s integrated omni-channel strategy and strengthens its online position in the Netherlands and Belgium.

For more information: www.grandvision.com

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08/12/2017 AFS Group joins LiquidShare Amesterdão expand

AFS sounds gong for participation in LiquidShare

Financial service provider AFS Group has acquired an interest in the Pan-European fintech initiative LiquidShare and sounds the gong on the Amsterdam exchange.

LiquidShare, set up by BNP Paribas, CACEIS, CDC, Euroclear, Euronext, S2IEM and Société Générale, is developing a blockchain based post-trade settlement infrastructure for listed small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) shares. Blue chips and bonds are added to this in a next phase.

With the financial support of AFS Group and the other shareholders, LiquidShare aims to create a solution that will ultimately structurally lower transaction costs.

For more information: www.afsgroup.nl

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07/12/2017 Bert Douwes Award 2017 Amesterdão expand

Winners Bert Douwes Award 2017 visit the Amsterdam exchange

Fleur Deelman and Madelon Vos, winners of the Bert Douwes Award 2017, sound the gong to open the trading day at Beursplein 5.

They won the Bert Douwes thesis prize from the Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA) with their thesis "The pool of greater fools. Research into the history and predictable value of economic bubbles ". The Bert Douwes Award is made possible by Euronext Amsterdam and Stichting Capital Amsterdam.

The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences offers students from all over the country the opportunity to deepen themselves in all aspects related to the financial markets and investments during a six month minor. Each participating student writes a thesis on a current financial topic after this period. The best thesis is rewarded with the Award which is named after the HvA teacher and founder of the minor who passed away in 2007.

For more information: www.minorbeleggen.nl

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06/12/2017 IPO Advicenne Paris expand

Listing of Advicenne on Euronext 

Dr. Luc-André Granier, CEO and co-founder of Advicenne, open the trading day in Paris.

Advicenne specializes in the research and development of drugs for the treatment of neglected neurological and nephrological diseases, mostly among children.

06/12/2017 CIO of the Year 2017 Amesterdão expand

The CIO of the Year 2017 opens trading

Bouke Hoving, CIO at the Euronext Amsterdam listed KPN (ticker symbol: KPN), opens trading for winning the title of CIO of the Year 2017.

Under the guidance of the jury chairman, His Royal Highness Prince Bernhard van Oranje, Mr Bouke Hoving, CIO KPN, was chosen as CIO of the Year 2017 during CIODAY. The processes and criteria have been developed together with CIO Platform Nederland, CIO Magazine, The Boston Consulting Group and Linqhu.

CIODAY is the most important annual networking event for people at the top of the multi-billion IT market. This two-day event in the Amsterdam Beurs van Berlage brings together more than 500 CIOs, IT VPs and IT directors for inspiring world-class speakers, interactive sessions and networking opportunities.

For more information: www.cioday.com

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05/12/2017 Saint Nicholas Amesterdão expand

Saint Nicholas sounds the gong on Amsterdam exchange

Like previous years, Saint Nicholas visits Beursplein 5. As is tradition, he opens trading surrounded by his ambassadors.

Saint Nicholas’ Corps Diplomatique, founded last year, has again been expanded. Thanks to the efforts of the Corps, 28 social activities will be organized in Amsterdam for both children and the elderly around the Saint Nicholas period. Next to the festive entry of Saint Nicholas on 19 November, these activities make the Sint-festivities accessible to everyone. Next year, Saint Nicholas hopes to arrive in Amsterdam for the 80th time.   

For more information: www.sintinamsterdam.nl

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04/12/2017 Arcadis wins Betonprijs Amesterdão expand

Leiden’s new underground parking garage “Lammermarkt” recently won the Betonprijs (Concrete Prize). To celebrate this, Arcadis (ticker symbol: ARCAD), listed on Euronext Amsterdam and responsible for the technical management of the project, opens trading.

For two and a half years, Combinatie Parkeergarages Leiden Dura Vermeer-BESIX built this garage with great ingenuity. Mandy von Eckardstein carried out the total management of this project on behalf of Arcadis, together with the project manager, contract manager, environment manager and project management manager.

This deepest parking garage in the Netherlands is a technical masterpiece. The spiral, seven-story garage is 22.5 meters deep and offers 525 parking places. The construction of such a deep parking garage in an inner-city environment is a huge challenge, both logistically and technically.

For more information: www.arcadis.com

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01/12/2017 ABN AMRO Health Impact Bond Amesterdão expand

ABN AMRO sounds gong for Health Impact Bond

ABN AMRO (ticker symbol: ABN) joins forces with a broad alliance of parties to support people with cancer with a successful return to work.

In collaboration with De Amersfoortse (part of Euronext-listed company a.s.r.), ArboNed, reintegration agency Re-turn and Start Foundation, ABN AMRO will assist in the reintegration of employees who have (had) cancer. Over the next 2 years, the 140 participants of the program will receive intensive guidance. The idea is that the participants keep moving, both physically, mentally and work related.

For the new approach, ABN AMRO has developed an innovative financing method, called the Health Impact Bond. The investors make funding available, bear the financial risk and are only paid out once the intended results have been achieved.

For more information: www.abnamro.nl

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