McKesson Announces Agreement to Purchase Celesio to Create Leading Global Healthcare Services Platform

McKesson Corporation [NYSE: MCK] (“McKesson”), a leading North American healthcare services and information technology company, and Celesio AG [ISIN DE000CLS1001] (“Celesio”), a leading international wholesale and retail company and provider of logistics and services to the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors, announced today that McKesson has signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Celesio for ˆ23 per share and to launch parallel voluntary public tender offers for the remaining publicly-traded shares and outstanding convertible bonds of Celesio. The offer price of ˆ23 per share represents a 39% premium over the three-month volume weighted average price prior to the market speculation that began on October 8, 2013. The total transaction, including the assumption of Celesio’s outstanding debt, is valued at approximately $8.3 billion(ˆ6.1 billion)*.

Rimini Street Congratulates InformationWeek’s IT Executive of the Year – Alexandre Baulé, Embraer CIO

Rimini Street, Inc., the leading third-party maintenance and support provider for enterprise software, including SAP AG’s (NYSE:SAP) Business Suite and BusinessObjects software and Oracle Corporation’s (NASDAQ: ORCL) Siebel, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, E-Business Suite, Oracle Database and Hyperion software, congratulates Alexandre Baulé, chief information officer at Embraer SA. (NYSE: ERJ), for being named Brazilian IT Executive of the Year – Cost Efficiency, by InformationWeek. Baulé received the

Solazyme and AkzoNobel Enter Agreement Spanning Surfactants and Coatings Markets

Solazyme, Inc. (NASDAQ: SZYM), a renewable oil and bioproducts company, and AkzoNobel, a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, announced today that they have entered into an agreement targeting the development of advanced tailored oils and commercial sales for near-term product supply.

Western Union Unveils New Education Initiative around UEFA Europa League to Deliver One Million School Days

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU), a leader in global payment services and new Global Partner of the UEFA Europa League, and the Western Union Foundation, today announced they will turn every successful pass in this season’s competition into funding to support one day’s education for young people around the world.

Hines Releases Inaugural Sustainability Report

Hines, the privately held international real estate firm, announced today the release of the firm’s first ever Sustainability Report. The comprehensive report provides a detailed review of Hines’ environmental, social and governance performance, compiled in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

Gillette Fields Team for the London 2012 Olympic Games

Gillette, a P&G brand, today introduced a team of 24 world-class athletes from 18 countries that will represent the world’s leading male grooming brand at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The athletes include Roger Federer of Switzerland, Ryan Lochte of the United States, Lin Dan of China, Emmanuel Ginobili of Argentina and Sir Chris Hoy of Great Britain. Each of these athletes will participate in activities to help inspire and encourage future generations to achieve greatness through great starts in athletics – and in life.