March 2018

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29/03/2018 Autism week 2018 Amesterdão expand

Sounding of the gong for NVA Autism week 2018

Brand ambassador and ABN AMRO consultant Brigitte van Blijswijk opens the stock exchange on behalf of the Dutch Autism Association (NVA). The NVA Autism week starts on 31 March, with the theme ‘Listen to autism’.

Today, the NVA wants to bring attention to autism and employment. Brigitte van Blijswijk has worked for ABN AMRO since 1987; at the age of 47 she was diagnosed with autism. Just like Van Blijswijk, a lot of people with autism possess valuable skills needed in the labour market such as technical insight, analytical thinking, eye for detail and the capacity to specialise.

People with autism can be found in many different sectors, such as: IT, healthcare, education and the government. However, too many people with autism in the Netherlands do not have a paid job.

For more information: www.autismeweek.nl

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28/03/2018 Retail Estates’ 20th Listing Anniversary Bruxelas expand

Retail Estates’ 20th Listing Anniversary

Jan De Nys, CEO of Retail Estates, opened the trading day in Brussels in the presence of Kara De Smet, CFO, and Koenraad Van Nieuwenburg, CIO.

Retail Estates is a public regulated real estate company ('RREC' – 'Belgian REIT') investing in out-of-town retail properties located outside the largest cities of Belgium.

Retail Estates is listed at Euronext Brussels with trading symbol: RET

To find out more about Retail Estates:   www.retailestates.com

28/03/2018 MKB Nedsense Amesterdão expand

MKB Nedsense sounds gong

Peter Paul de Vries, CEO of MKB Nedsense, will have the honour of sounding the gong. MKB Nedsense celebrates the transformation to an investment company for SME companies.

Since 12 February 2018, shares are traded on Euronext Amsterdam under the name MKB Nedsense N.V. MKB Nedsense focuses on investments in small and medium-sized enterprises and supporting the growth ambitions of these companies.

The organisation has made a flying start with the acquisitions of AquaServa/Biobeheer, GNS Brinkman and Axess/Get Up .In 2016 these companies generated in 2016 a turnover of 15 million euro with a workforce of 132 employees on FTE-basis.

For more information:  www.nedsense.nl

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27/03/2018 10th anniversary Welcome Team Amesterdão expand

10th anniversary Welcome Team

Guido Frankfurther, former Alderman of the Amsterdam City Center and founder and project manager of the Welcome Team, opens the Amsterdam Stock Exchange by sounding the gong. He is accompanied by representatives of Heineken and Rabobank Amsterdam, who are among the sponsors of the Welcome Team and by some of the Welcome Team volunteers.

This year the Welcome Team celebrates its 10th anniversary. It was originally called "Host and Hostess Welcome you”. The project was part of the Alliance Welcome Amsterdam Foundation and was widely supported by the Amsterdam business community. This year the Welcome Team makes a new start as part of the Welcome Amsterdam Foundation, which is also responsible for monitoring the touring car stops in Amsterdam.

The new Welcome Team consists of about 30 volunteers. They welcome the visitors to Amsterdam in some of the busiest areas in a hospitable way and advise them, when requested, about the best route to hotels, restaurants, museums, attractions, shops and shopping streets, markets, parks, public transport etc. They also give advice about how to avoid pickpockets. They have a broad knowledge of Amsterdam and surroundings and speak several foreign languages. Special attention will be paid to the attractions and places of interest outside the city center in order to reduce the crowds in the center.

The Welcome Team will start on 30 March.

For more information:  www.welkomamsterdam.org

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26/03/2018 a.s.r. included in AEX-Index Amesterdão expand

a.s.r. celebrates inclusion in the AEX-Index

a.s.r. sounds the gong in Amsterdam, celebrating their recent inclusion in the AEX-Index. Euronext Amsterdam recently announced the results of its annual review of the AEX, AMX, and AScX indices.

Jos Baeten, CEO of a.s.r. Nederland N.V.: “We are pleased to be included in the AEX index, the most widely used index of the Dutch stock market. Following the successful IPO in 2016 and the completion of the privatisation in 2017, the inclusion in the AEX index enhances our profile in the international investment community and marks another milestone as a listed company.”

The AEX is a free-float market capitalisation weighted index that reflects the performance of the 25 largest shares listed on Euronext Amsterdam, and is the most widely used indicator of the Dutch stock market.

For more information: www.asrnl.com

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23/03/2018 IPO NIBC Holding N.V. Amesterdão expand

NIBC Holding N.V. celebrates IPO

NIBC Holding N.V. (ticker symbol: NIBC), an entrepreneurial Dutch bank focused on its clients’ most decisive financial moments, today sounds the gong to celebrate its listing on Euronext Amsterdam.

NIBC is the bank of choice for decisive moments. Their corporate client business offers a combination of corporate finance and capital markets, financing and investing in the sectors Food, Agriculture, Retail & Health, Industries & Manufacturing, Infrastructure & Renewables, Commercial Real Estate, Offshore Energy, Shipping & Intermodal and Telecom, Media, Technology & Services. NIBC's retail client offering provides residential mortgages in the Netherlands and online retail saving deposits in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany via NIBC Direct. Headquartered in The Hague, NIBC also has offices in Frankfurt, Amsterdam, London and Brussels.

For more information: www.nibc.com

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23/03/2018 IPO B&S Group Amesterdão expand

B&S Group lists on Euronext Amsterdam

Euronext welcomes B&S Group (symbol: BSGR), a fast-growing, global distribution partner for consumer goods, which has started trading on Euronext Amsterdam today. CEO Bert Meulman and the mangement team of B&S Group celebrate the company’s listing by sounding the gong.

B&S Group is active in 100+ countries and offers over 40,000 consumer goods to its customers in Health & Beauty, Liquor, Food & Beverage and Electronics. The company is specialised in resolving supply chain complexities in the consumer goods sector, for both suppliers as customers in various specialty markets. B&S Group is market leader in a large number of channels and so-called remote markets – distant, isolated or with a unfavourable geographical location.

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22/03/2018 IPO Alfen Amesterdão expand

Dutch-based Alfen is operating internationally in the heart of the energy transition, as a specialist in energy solutions for the future. With its 80-years’ history, Alfen has a unique combination of activities. Alfen designs, develops and produces smart grids, energy storage systems, and electric vehicle charging equipment and combines these in integrated solutions to address the electricity challenges of its clients.

Alfen has demonstrated significant profitable growth over the past few years. Alfen has market leading positions in the Netherlands and experiences fast international growth benefiting from its first mover advantage. Alfen has proven concepts and mature products in each of its business lines, and is well positioned to participate in the expected high market growth. Alfen expects that the energy transition will accelerate, while the company is pursuing an internationalisation strategy and is benefiting from cross-selling opportunities between its three business lines.

For more information: www.alfen.com 

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22/03/2018 Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures Bruxelas expand

Official endorsement of the Guidelines of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) with Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg, Founder of Bloomberg LP & Bloomberg Philanthropies and 108th Mayor of New York City, opens the trading day in Brussels.

Euronext Brussels celebrate the official endorsement by the Belgian State, Euronext, the National Bank of Belgium and the FSMA of the Guidelines of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
The TCFD Task Force, led by Michael Bloomberg, developed recommendations on climate-related information that companies should disclose to help investors, lenders, and others make sound financial decisions. The recommendations are applicable to organizations across sectors and jurisdictions, and are structured around four thematic areas: Governance, Strategy, Risk Management and Metrics and Targets.

To find out more about TCFD:  www.fsb-tcfd.org

21/03/2018 First listing anniversary Avantium Amesterdão expand

Gong for first listing anniversary Avantium

Avantium CEO Tom van Aken sounds the Euronext gong together with the company’s Zambezi team. Today, chemical technology company Avantium celebrates its first anniversary as a listed company. The Zambezi process is a ground-breaking technology that produces high-quality sugars from non-food biomass for use in chemical products, materials and fuels.

Avantium plans to open a pilot biorefinery for the Zambezi technology this year – another milestone for this forerunner in renewable chemistry. To develop this biorefinery, Avantium formed a consortium with AkzoNobel, Chemport Europe, RWE and Staatsbosbeheer last year.

Avantium’s revolutionary renewable chemistry solutions span from invention to commercially viable production processes. Together with partners around the world, Avantium develops efficient processes and sustainable products made from biobased materials. The company is based in Amsterdam and its shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam and Euronext Brussels (ticker symbol: AVTX).

For more information: www.avantium.com

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20/03/2018 ACTIAM wins Cash Audience Award Amesterdão expand

ACTIAM Celebrates Cash Audience Award with sounding of the gong

CEO of ACTIAM Hans van Houwelingen sounds the gong to open the trading day on Euronext.

ACTIAM won the Cash Audience Award at the seventh edition of the vwd Cash Fund Awards. Every year, Cash distributes the Cash Audience Award to the best provider of investment products. From the investors survey that is held annually by the magazine, ACTIAM has been selected as the favourite provider out of five nominees. This award confirms the positive course taken and encourages ACTIAM to develop even more responsible investment solutions for the general public in the future.

ACTIAM is an asset manager for more than one million Dutch people, with assets under management worth 54.1 billion euros (December 2017). ACTIAM offers a complete range of investment funds and investment solutions, from index investing to impact investing. ACTIAM places strict requirements on its investments and uses a strict and careful selection, without making concessions to the financial return.

For more information: www.actiam.nl

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19/03/2018 Morningstar Awards Amesterdão expand

Winners Morningstar Awards sound gong

For many years now, independent fund researcher Morningstar has presented awards to investment funds that have been able to offer the best risk-adjusted returns to investors over the past years.

This year, the Morningstar Awards were presented  in five leading investment categories for Dutch investors. In addition, awards are presented to asset managers that offer a wide range of investment funds to their investors across the board.

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16/03/2018 WEACCESS GROUP transfers to Euronext ACCESS+ Paris expand

First listing on Euronext ACCESS+ compartment

Mr François Hedin, president of WEACCESS GROUP, opens the European Paris trading day to celebrate the transfer to Euronext ACCESS+. 

Euronext ACCESS+ is a compartment of Euronext ACCESS – the gateway for companies seeking simplified access to listing – that is open to companies of all sizes, whatever their age or industry. Euronext ACCESS+ is a springboard for transitions to other Euronext markets, including Euronext GROWTH and Euronext , and is designed to help companies prepare for new stages in their growth.

Based in Normandy, WEACCESS GROUP (formerly Infosat Telecom) builds, operates and markets 4G/LTE networks in “white” and “gray” areas of France, poorly served by traditional networks. The group provides internet, telephone and television access to over 400 towns and villages using wireless technology.

16/03/2018 DOEN Energie(s)topper Amesterdão expand

Winner DOEN Energie(s)topper opens the exchange

With a green outlook for the future, the winner of the DOEN Energie[s]topper opens trading in Amsterdam. The winner will receive a check for 100,000 euros from the DOEN Foundation to help bring their product or service to the market.

The DOEN Foundation is committed to innovations that help reduce CO2 emissions and that contribute to the development of a circular economy. That is why DOEN Energie[s]topper does not just give a cash prize but also a coaching program worth € 7000. This valuable program helps them attract funding for the development of their product or service.

For more information: www.doenenergiestopper.nl

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15/03/2018 Stern Groep Amesterdão expand

Stern Groep celebrates 25 years of existence 

With the acquisition of an Opel dealership in Amsterdam on 15 March 1993, the basis for Stern Groep N.V. was laid. Since then, Stern has grown into one of the largest automotive groups in the Netherlands.

With a sounding of the gong Stern Groep celebrates 25 years of existence, thereby not only opening the market for trading but also symbolically thanking their shareholders, retail and business customers, employees and many other stakeholders for their contribution to the success of the organisation.

For more information: www.stern.nl

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14/03/2018 Global Money Week Amesterdão expand

Child & Youth Finance International opens trading for Global Money Week

Global Money Week is an annual money awareness campaign built to inspire children and youth across the world to learn about money matters, livelihoods and entrepreneurship. GMW2017 reached over 7.8 million children and youth through more than 72,000 activities coordinated by 23,700 organizations in 137 countries. The Week is supported and endorsed by OECD, the African Union Commission, UNICEF, Mastercard, the European Union and many others.

The 7th edition of Global Money Week will take place from 12 to 18 March 2018, and will be articulated around the theme “Money Matters Matter!”. Numerous activities take place during GMW, amongst them the traditional visit to Stock Exchange for the “Ring around the World” event. 57 Stock Exchanges took part during GMW2017.

“Ring around the World” allows children and youth the opportunity to ring the opening bell or close the trading activities for the day. It allows them to gain knowledge of the financial world, learn about stock exchange workings, discover the history of money, and to enjoy a unique experience.

For more information: www.globalmoneyweek.org

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13/03/2018 Nyenrode Private Investor Program Amesterdão expand

Nyenrode sounds gong for Private Investor Program

Jan Willem Brummelman (MSc.), investor, entrepreneur and graduate of the Nyenrode Private Investor Program, opens the stock exchange.

Participants of the Private Investor Program actively learn to analyze and manage their own investment portfolios according to the latest insights in the field of investing. On behalf of Nyenrode, they are trained by top experts of Oxyor in every step of the way, ensuring that they make the right investment decisions. Graduates of the program are able to independently take control of their own portfolio and are, at least, at the same level as a professional investor with several years of experience.

Nyenrode Business University’s mission is: ‘Serving society by shaping responsible leaders’. Nyenrode is a small-scale private university, founded in 1946 for and by business, with an international orientation. Nyenrode offers students and participants a combination of sound theoretical framework, practical relevance and personal development. Thanks to this combination, they develop sustainable added value for themselves, for their company and for society.

For more information:  www.nyenrode.nl

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12/03/2018 212 year anniversary KAS BANK Amesterdão expand

KAS BANK commemorates 212 years

KAS BANK, listed at Euronext Amsterdam since 1986 (symbol : KA), opens trading to celebrate its 212 year anniversary.

Association Cassa was established on the 10th of March 1806. Today KAS BANK is a leading bank for institutional investors and financial institutions in the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom. These investors and institutions can entrust their assets safely with KAS BANK- an organization that maintains, administrates and reports on its assets carefully.

For more information: www.kasbank.com

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09/03/2018 For Women in Science Scholarship Amesterdão expand

Winners of the For Women in Science Scholarship sound the gong

Winners of the annual L’Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science Scholarship Program Sonja Swanson and Hanneke Wigman open the trading day in Amsterdam.

The winners received the scholarship for the sixth edition of For Women in Science, an initiative led by Euronext Amsterdam listed L’Oréal, Unesco, LNVH and the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study.

Each year, the Dutch L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship Program awards two grants to outstanding  female scientists. The participation of women in scientific research is essential for economic, social and cultural development.

For more information: www.forwomeninscience.com

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08/03/2018 Ring the Bell for Gender Equality Paris expand

Euronext rings the opening bell for Gender Equality

On 8 March 2018, Euronext organised a bell ceremony on all its markets (Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon and Paris) to celebrate the International Women's Day with the associations Women in ETFs, UN Women and UN Global Compact. Around 60 other stock exchanges in the world also celebrated the event.

08/03/2018 Women in ETFS (WE) Amesterdão expand

Women in ETFS (WE) celebrates International Women’s Day with a sounding of the gong

Cyrille Verbeeten, Women in ETFs City Liaison Amsterdam, opens trading at Euronext Amsterdam.

Founded in January 2014, WE is a non-profit organization that brings together over 3,200 members, including women and men, in chapters in major financial centres across the United States, Canada, EMEA and Asia Pacific to further the careers of women by leveraging their collective skill and ambition. 

This year, Women in ETFs is proud to partner with UN Global Compact, Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, UN Women, IFC, and The World Federation of Exchanges to host events across the globe during the week to raise awareness about the importance of gender equality for sustainable development and business. Bell ringing ceremonies will take place at over 30 exchanges globally and WE will lead events in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and Africa.

For more information: www.womeninetfs.com  

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08/03/2018 International Women’s Day Bruxelas expand
07/03/2018 Screen Group Amesterdão expand

Euronext partner Screen Group celebrates integration with TRG

Screen Group opens the trading day at the Amsterdam stock exchange to celebrate its strategic partnership with Euronext Amsterdam as well as its recent acquisition by TRG.

Since 1990 Screen Group offers a range of specialised services and solutions for the professional financial information services industry. Euronext Amsterdam uses Screen’s market data management system, INFOmatch, to pro-actively manage its market data administration, including processes around market data usage, compliance, billing & reporting. The strategic partnership with Euronext Amsterdam concentrates on optimising business processes through product development and setting standards for exchanges to professionally manage their market data (products).

Additionally,  in mid-January it was announced that Screen has been acquired by TRG. The acquisition of Screen will further solidify TRG’s position as a global market leader in enterprise spend management. The new company will have a greater suite of complementary, innovative software solutions for the world’s leading financial, legal and professional  services firms. This includes the full spectrum of subscription spend management capabilities across expense management (FITS, INFOmatch), usage tracking (ResearchMonitor), enquiry management (Quest), specialist consulting services (Screen Consultants) and events (Screen Markets).

For more information: www.screeninfomatch.com

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06/03/2018 AMG - Allround Best Performer 2017 Amesterdão expand

AMG sounds gong to celebrate winning “All Round Best Performer of 2017” 

Heinz Schimmelbusch, CEO of AMG N.V., celebrates winning ‘All Round Best Performer of 2017’ with a sounding of the gong.

AMG, a global critical materials company at the forefront of CO2 reduction trends, received the “All Round Best Performer of 2017” from Euronext Amsterdam at the annual new year’s reception. The Euronext award is based exclusively on measureable data, where performance is determined by the change in market capitalization over the calendar year.

In 2017, AMG's market capitalization increased by 201%, driven by the continuing development of the company's lithium project, communication of the company's new strategic framework and the company's strong financial performance.

For more information:  www.amg-nv.com

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05/03/2018 IPO Acacia Pharma Bruxelas expand

Listing of Acacia Pharma

Julian Gilbert, CEO, opens the trading day in Brussels.

Acacia Pharma specializes in the research and development of supportive care medicines. The products are intended to support the side effects of anti-cancer treatments (including nausea and vomiting drugs).

To find out more about Acacia Pharma:  www.acaciapharma.com