Grupo Supervielle S.A. Provides Additional Information in Connection with Receipt of Termination Notice from Province of San Luis

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Grupo Supervielle S.A. (NYSE:SUPV); (BASE:SUPV), (“Supervielle” or the “Company”) a universal financial services group headquartered in Argentina with a nationwide presence, provides additional information in connection with the notice received by Banco Supervielle (the “Bank”) from the Province of San Luis (the “Province”) of the Province’s decision to terminate the Financial Agent Contract that the Bank has with the Province, invoking the September 2016 amendment to such contract.

The Bank has maintained a presence in the Province of San Luis for more than 20 years. In 1996 the Bank acquired Banco de San Luis and was appointed as exclusive paying agent for the government of the Province of San Luis to provide financial agency and tax collection services to the Province and serve as payor bank for provincial government employees. This financial agent contract was renewed twice through 2021.

Today, the Bank has a strong private sector business franchise in the Province. The Bank is positioned as a universal bank providing full-service banking to individual consumers and small and medium-size companies. The Bank provides its corporate customers with a wide range of financial services and has a primary focus on infrastructure and construction projects.

As of September 30, 2016, Supervielle´s total loan portfolio was Ps. 33.264 million, of which Ps. 748 million (2%) were attributable to payroll loans to provincial employees. There were no outstanding loans to the provincial government as of that date. As of September 30, 2016, Supervielle’s consolidated total deposits were Ps 30.417 million, of which Ps. 1.690 million (4%) were deposits made by the government of the Province. Related net revenue (NII + Fees) represented approximately 4% of Supervielle´s consolidated net revenues for the first nine months of 2016.

The Bank has 298 employees, 22 branches and 3 service centers in the Province. The Bank also has 129 ATMs and self-service terminals in the Province.

Supervielle will continue analyzing the possible courses of action. The Company currently considers that its economic, financial and asset situation will not be materially affected and remains committed to continuing its presence in the Province.

Separately, in a press conference held earlier today, the Minister of Finance of the Province, Ms. Natalia Zavala Chacur, officially announced the termination of the Financial Agency Contract signed by the Province with the Bank and stated that the provincial government has indicated that it will invite banks, including Supervielle, to participate in the selection of a new financial agent.

About Grupo Supervielle S.A. (NYSE: SUPV; BCBA: SUPV)

Grupo Supervielle S.A. (“Supervielle”) is a universal financial services group located in Argentina that owns the fifth largest private domestically-owned bank in terms of assets. Headquartered in Buenos Aires, Supervielle offers retail and corporate banking, treasury, consumer finance, insurance, asset management and other products and services nationwide to a broad customer base including: individuals, small and medium-sized enterprises and medium to large-sized companies. With origins dating back to 1887, Supervielle operates through a multi-brand and multi-channel platform with a strategic national footprint. As of September 30, 2016, Supervielle had total assets of AR$44.4 billion under Argentine Banking GAAP, 325 access points and over 2 million customers. Grupo Supervielle had 363,777,615 shares outstanding and a free float of 40.3% as of September 30, 2016. For information about Grupo Supervielle, visit

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Summer sparkle: OtterBox announces new Crystal Edition

New Symmetry Series features Swarovski crystals, adding luxe to your new Apple iPhone 7/7 Plus

SYDNEY, Australia – 20 January 2017 – Who said smartphone cases can’t be tough and beautiful? OtterBox, makers of protective cases for smartphones, has announced the release of new cases with glittering Swarovski® crystals for Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Exclusive to the Asia Pacific region, Symmetry Series Crystal Edition is crafted with genuine Swarovski crystals fabric to offer exceptional brilliance.1

“The OtterBox Symmetry Series Crystal Edition is the perfect smartphone case for anyone looking for extra summer sparkle and glamour for their must-have accessory,” said Rob Kovacs, OtterBox Vice President Business Development – APAC. “This premium case adds a touch of luxe to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, while staying true to providing our customers with the ultimate in style and protection.”
Packing as much protection as it does shimmer and sparkle, Symmetry Series Crystal Edition is custom-designed to provide superior dual-material protection against bumps, drops and shock. The case has OtterBox Certified Drop+ Protection. That means it has been put through 24+ tests and 238+ hours of rigorous testing, including a hand lotion and makeup resistance test, jeans pocket test and even a sweat test. In addition, the case features a pocket-friendly slim design – tough protection without the bulk. The new Symmetry Series Crystal Edition case also includes Alpha Glass – OtterBox’s ultra-thin fortified glass screen protector. Alpha Glass provides total touchscreen protection while preserving the iPhone screen’s natural beauty and responsiveness.
Symmetry Series Crystal Edition is available in three colours – Black Ombre Crystal, Blue Ombre Crystal and Fractal Crystal. Pricing for the iPhone 7 case is US$99.95 and US$109.95 for iPhone 7 Plus. The cases are available to order online at  
About OtterBox:
OtterBox boldly innovates and designs premium protective cases for smartphones and tablets. From its humble beginnings in a Fort Collins, Colo., garage, OtterBox has evolved its product lines to meet the needs of today’s mobile consumer to become the No. 1 selling smartphone case in the U.S.2 From rugged to versatile to fashionable, OtterBox has a product for every lifestyle.
At the centre of every OtterBox innovation is a deeper goal to effect positive, lasting change. In partnership with the OtterCares Foundation, OtterBox grows to give back by inspiring kids to change the world through entrepreneurship and philanthropy. To learn more about this mission, visit
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1 Symmetry Series is NOT protective against water. Will provide added protection against bumps, drops and shock. 
2 Source: The NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service: Cell Phone Device Protection/Units Sold 1/2012 – 7/2016. 
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About Swarovski:
Swarovski is the premium brand for the finest crystal embellishments since 1895. It is recognised for its innovative excellence and its collaborations with top-class designers and brands in the fashion, jewellery, accessories, interior design, and lighting industries across the globe. Available in a myriad of colours, effects, shapes, and sizes, crystals from Swarovski offer designers a fabulous palette of inspiration, and are produced according to the innovative, lead-free* Advanced Crystal standard. Born out of a passion for detail and high-precision cutting, these precious ingredients impart refined glamour to everything they embellish. They can be recognised by the ‘Crystals from Swarovski®’ Seal, which serves as a certificate of authenticity that identifies products made with genuine Swarovski crystals. A family-owned company for more than 100 years, with values rooted in integrity, respect, and excellence, Swarovski is noted as much for its ethics in business as for its contemporary artistry and innovative flair.


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TASCO Air Conditioning & Heating Milestone: 35 Years of Serving Our Neighbors’ Home Heating and Cooling Needs

​This coming April marks the 35th anniversary for TASCO Air Conditioning , one of the largest and oldest air conditioning service and installation companies in San Antonio. TASCO (Terry & Susan’s Company) grew from a small, home and garage-based company to a large operation with highly trained, certified and experienced technicians, staff and a fleet of service vehicles.

Company President and founder, Terry Wolf remarked: “We have achieved this milestone through the hard work and dedication of our employees, and the trust given to us by the neighbors we serve. Our culture of customer service that exists throughout the entire organization is one of many reasons for our success. We have dedicated ourselves to 35 years of dependable and expert service, and provide our customers with the highest quality HVAC systems ensuring the highest home comfort and energy savings. Throughout 2017, we will be taking a look at where we started, what we have achieved, and what our plans are for the future.”

We have achieved this milestone through the hard work and dedication of our employees, and the trust given to us by the neighbors we serve. Our culture of customer service that exists throughout the entire organization is one of many attributable to our success.

Terry Wolf, President & Founder

It’s a tall order to bring a company past the two year mark, even more so to survive ten years in business.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, roughly 50% of all new businesses survive 5 years or more, and nearly one-third survive 10-years or more. Terry’s success is one to be celebrated when considering the challenges facing any company with over three decades in operation, especially when we consider what Terry led his company through over the years.

With Terry at the helm, TASCO charged through the early 1980’s recession, dotcom bubble, rising labor costs, increased federal and municipal regulation, the Great Recession, and competes in a city with hundreds of licensed HVAC competitors. Today he is a successful entrepreneur, small business owner, employer, active in his community and a proud family man.

Company Vice President, Laine Houston commented on the daily grind: “I’ve been a tradesman all my working life and seen many HVAC companies fail. I’ve seen a few succeed. I’m thankful to be part of team that is succeeding. We’ve always treated our customers like next-door neighbors, our employees like family and made sure every job is completed to very high standards. A lot of things have to go right to succeed, and that means working hard every day as a team to take care of our customers.”

TASCO Air Conditioning & Heating is a San Antonio, Texas heating, ventilation, and air conditioning company serving residential and light commercial clients. For more information or to schedule your service call visit or call 210-684-6200.

Source: Matt McCrossen on behalf of TASCO Air Conditioning & Heating

Pittsburgh Law Office of Alfred G. Yates Jr., PC Announces Investigation of Carbylan Therapeutics, Inc. (CBYL)

currently known as KalVista Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (KALV)

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, January 19, 2017 / — Law Office of Alfred G. Yates Jr., PC is investigating whether certain officers and directors of Carbylan Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQGM: CBYL) violated federal securities laws in connection with its initial public offering (“IPO”). Carbylan Therapeutics is a specialty pharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes novel and proprietary combination therapies.

On April 9, 2015, Carbylan’s stock traded as high as $6.58, the same day the Company sold 13 million shares of stock in its initial public stock offering (the “IPO”), raising $65.0 million in new capital. However, since the IPO, Carbylan’s stock has tumbled, falling from its high of $9.22 on June 8, 2015 to close at $0.49 on September 22, 2016.

On February 1, 2016 Carbylan stock plunged nearly 50 percent after the company disclosed top-line results from a Phase 3 trial, COR1.1. Then, in April 2016, Carbylan announced that it was suspending further clinical development of its pain relief product, Hydros–TA, and it is actively pursuing a merger or acquisition of the company. In concurrence, Carbylan also announced an immediate reduction in its workforce of 14 of its current 17 employees to preserve capital.

On May 12, 2016, the company reported net losses of approximately $6.6 million and $5.2 million in the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively.

As a result of a merger completed on November 22, 2016, Carbylan changed its name to KalVista Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an commenced trading under the symbol “KALV”.

Concerned shareholders who would like more information about their rights and potential remedies can contact attorney Alfred G. Yates Jr. at 1-800-391-5164,, or by the firm’s website at

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Alfred G. Yates Jr., Esquire
Law Office of Alfred G. Yates Jr., PC
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Lasting Legacies in the Food Retail Industry

By: Leslie G. Sarasin, President and CEO, Food Marketing Institute

2017 FMI Executive Leadership AwardsFood retail is sometimes referred to as a noble enterprise because it incorporates into a business  entity the delicate art of serving communities by engaging people and providing them the food that nourishes their bodies and feeds their spirits.  Today’s food retail persona results from the cumulative efforts of many visionary leaders who have shaped the industry and sculpted it into the high calling that it is.  

Spanning the decades, industry leaders have been operational wizards, marketing pioneers, service innovators and community cornerstones.  Leaders such as William H. Albers, the first president of the predecessor organization to FMI, the Super Market Institute, established new industry norms through his passionate support of relationships between manufacturers and retailers. Sidney Rabb, the founding force behind the establishment of the Super Market Institute, championed the consumer by positioning supermarkets as “a laboratory for consumer research,*” while Robert B. Wegman inspired retailers to combine business success with humanitarian ideals, and elevated the importance of customer service to an even higher pedestal.

It has been FMI’s privilege to recognize the legacy of these and other great industry leaders through the annual presentation of our seven Executive Leadership Awards,  named in honor of industry pioneers.  At FMI’s 2017 Midwinter Executive Conference later this month, we will again honor noted industry leaders when we present the following awards to individuals who represent the best of our industry::

William H. Albers Award For Industry Relations, recognizing a retailer for excellence in trading partner relations and consumer and community service;

Sidney R. Rabb Award For Statesmanship, acknowledging a retailer for excellence in serving the consumer, the community, and the industry and

Robert B. Wegman Award For Entrepreneurial Excellence celebrating the food retailer or wholesaler responsible for creating exceptional retail innovations.

The winners of these FMI’s 2017 Executive Leadership Awards will be announced at the 2017 Midwinter Executive Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona on Saturday, January 28 at the session beginning at 5:45 – 6:15 pm. .

*(The First Forty Years. (1977). Chicago, IL: Super Market Institute),

Carl’s House Receives $3,400 Donation From Community Partner Rashid Bhuiyan & Bhuiyan Properties:

Event Held at Funstation Featured Free Entertainment for Children and Drug Awareness Seminar for Adults

We hope that by continuing to partner with organizations such as Bhuiyan Properties that we as a community can help educate our children and protect future generations from struggles with addiction.”

— Marco DiDonna

STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK, USA, January 19, 2017 / — Rashid Bhuiyan & Bhuiyan Properties hosted an event at Fun Station on Staten Island to raise awareness about the drug epidemic the borough is facing. More than 400 people attended the event which featured entertainment for children, as well as a drug awareness seminar for adults moderated by volunteers from, Carl’s House, Staten Island’s first and only free community drug resource center.

“We were pleased that so many people came out to support the event,” said Rashid Bhuiyan, Team Leader of Bhuiyan Properties. “Ultimately, through sponsorships we were able to raise over $3,000 which we are donating to Carl’s House so that they can continue raising awareness and helping those affected by substance abuse.”

The money generated from the event will be used to fund a series of seminars that Carl’s House will roll out at schools across the island.

“Drugs are a community issue,” said Marco DiDonna of Carl’s House. “We hope that by continuing to partner with organizations such as Bhuiyan Properties that we as a community can help educate our children and protect future generations from struggles with addiction.”

Carl’s House has already hosted sessions at Our Lady Star of the Sea, Tottenville High School, and St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School among others. The slate of future school visits is currently being built out for 2017.

For more information about Carl’s House, or to request more information about hosting a seminar please visit or dial (718) 412-1851 For more information about Bhuiyan Properties please visit or dial (718) 370-3200.

Anthony Rapacciuolo
PRcision LLC
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HTML5 Flipbook Maker FlipHTML5 is Upgraded with New Fixes & Features

Industry: Technology

Here comes the FlipHTML5 version 6.1.7 for the loyal users. It is upgrades with the new fixes and features,which provides the better using experience.

HongKong, China (PRUnderground) January 19th, 2017

FlірHTML5 hаѕ nоw upgraded its HTML5 flipbook maker to version 6.1.7 fоr Windows uѕеrѕ. FlірHTML5 Sоftwаrе Cо. Ltd, hеаdԛuаrtеrеd In Hоng Kоng, is the world leading рrоvіdеr оf dіgіtаl рublіѕhіng ѕоftwаrе. For many уеаrѕ, FlірHTML5 have fосuѕеd оn thе research and development оf an оutѕtаndіng rаngе оf е-рublіѕhіng ѕоftwаrе fоr users around thе wоrld.  FlipHTML5 іѕ lеd bу CEO, Winston Zhang.

Mаnу people are ѕtіll uѕіng an outmoded flip book maker bаѕеd on Flаѕh. Though thе Flash flірbооk mаkеr is роwеrful аnd popular, Flаѕh іѕ tоо bloated аnd not SEO frіеndlу, еvеn in ѕоmе device Flash is fоrbіddеn.  FlірHTML5 hаѕ released thе new uрgrаdеѕ for thе HTML5 flірbооk mаkеr, ѕо fоrgеt оutmоdеd flip bооk maker bаѕеd on Flash аnd еmbrасе thе future. FlipHTML5 enables users tо publish аnd ѕрrеаd соntеnt in HTML5 аrоund thе wоrld, іn fact, the hіgh еxреnѕе of such аn аррlісаtіоn might hаvе blосkеd users’ nоtіоn of еmbrасіng thе futurе, but FlipHTML5 HTML5 flірbооk mаkеr is free.

However, thе upgraded HTML5 flірbооk mаkеr іnсludеѕ nеw fixes ѕuсh аѕ Fіxіng thе bug оf the proxy settings оf Internet Exрlоrеr wаѕ blаnk after сlоѕіng thе ѕоftwаrе,  Fіxіng the іѕѕuе оf basic HTML tо get all characters reversed and  Fіxіng the bug of cannot zооm іn thе flірbооk rightly іn IE8. Uрgrаdеd FlipHTML5 аlѕо реrfоrmѕ nеw functions whісh іnсludе, Optimizing thе Import Imаgе feature,  importing рrоjесt frоm a published Zip folder of thе flірbооk,  viewing thе flipbook in fullscreen аftеr рublіѕhіng аѕ Exe,  turnіng page bу mouse whееl under Slіdе mоdе, thе annotation аnd bооkmаrk buttons will nоt bе ѕhоwn in IE8 and  IE8 web browser nоw саn оnlу display text, lіnkѕ and іmаgеѕ аddеd bу раgе еdіtоr.

Mоrе ѕо, Uрgrаdеd HTML5 flірbооk maker FlipHTML5 wіth іmрrеѕѕіvе аnіmаtеd mеdіа effects wоuld аttrасt mоrе реорlе. Turn bаtсh PDF fіlеѕ tо flipbook wіth page turning effect, bасkgrоund muѕіс, vіdео, audio, flash, hоmе раgе URL аnd watermark, etc. Cаtаlоg аnd flірbооk wіth these іmрrеѕѕіvе аnіmаtеd mеdіа еffесtѕ wоuld ѕtіmulаtе сuѕtоmеrѕ’ interests. It аlѕо enhances ԛuісk аnd еаѕу convert bаtсh PDF fіlеѕ into аn іntеrасtіvе flipbook. Uрgrаdеd HTML5 flірbооk mаkеr makes various рublісаtіоnѕ to bе viewed bу mоrе сuѕtоmеrѕ. HTML, ZIP, EXE, APP, mobile publications fоr rеаdеrѕ. And thе mobile publications can run on іPаd, iPhone, аnd Andrоіd mоbіlе dеvісеѕ ѕо that more реорlе саn gеt information іn mоrе than оnе wау.

For more about FlipHTML5 software, please visit : .

About FlipHTML5

FlipHTML5 Software Co. Ltd. is a world leading provider of digital publishing software. For many years, They have focused on the research and development of outstanding range of e-publishing software for users around the world. Furthermore, they offer customized solutions for publishers in different industries.

Logical Operations Adds to Frameworks and Standards Curriculum Portfolio with Syzygal Partnership

Industry: Education

Logical Operations, the world’s leading provider of information technology instructor-led courseware, announces a new partnership with Syzygal.

Rochester, N.Y. (PRUnderground) January 19th, 2017

Logical Operations, the world’s leading provider of information technology instructor-led courseware, announces a new partnership with Syzygal, a leading a provider of professional development education and consulting solutions specializing in IT Service Management, IT Security Management, Enterprise Governance, and Project Management.

The partnership between Logical Operations and Syzygal will bring Syzygal’s in-demand portfolio of Framework and Standards training curriculum to Logical Operations’ network of over 3,000 training partners worldwide. Logical Operations will offer 10 COBIT® 5 courses and over three dozen other courses from the Syzygal portfolio covering the following topics: Agile, Change Management, DevOps, ISO 20000/ISO 27001, Lean IT, Management of Risk (M_o_R), Managing Successful Programmes (MSP), Porfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P30), Service Desk Institute (SDI), and The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF®). These new titles complement Logical Operations’ existing portfolio of ITIL® and PRINCE2® IT Service Management courseware, which empowers IT organizations to deliver better value and services to their business.

The new titles from Syzygal will be delivered on the Logical Operations CHOICE® digital learning platform, providing students and instructors with both print and print plus digital delivery options.

“Syzygal is delighted to be working with Logical Operations in helping them build their portfolio for best practices related professional development products,” said John Greenwood, Syzygal Partner and Executive Director. “We see this as a strategically significant partnership, which brings our expertise in best practice training courseware direct to training professionals through a world-leading provider that has the best reputation and highest customer confidence in the marketplace. Excellence and innovation are at the heart of our quality framework and we believe Logical Operations actively shares these values,” added Greenwood.

“To be competitive in the hastened pace of IT, companies are strengthening their services by implementing recognized frameworks and standards,” said Jeff Felice, EVP Partners & Alliances for Logical Operations. “To support the associated training and certifications for these frameworks and standards, Logical Operations is proud to partner with Syzygal. Syzygal possesses a proven and extensive library of Frameworks and Standards classroom materials which enables organizations to readily adopt and improve their business environments.”

About Syzygal

Syzygal is a best practice consultancy and courseware service provider, headquartered in the United Kingdom with a global reach. Our focus is on supporting and evangelizing world-renowned, industry recognized frameworks and standards by providing the very best quality training courseware and eLearning. In doing so, we help our customers scale up their training portfolio with high-quality, standalone products; simply, with minimal risk and investment.

About Logical Operations

Logical Operations helps organizations and individuals maximize training with an adaptable expert-facilitated learning experience. Its more than 5,100 titles are available globally through flexible delivery platforms that are designed for any learning environment. Logical Operations also offers a growing portfolio of high-stakes certifications such as Logical Operations Certified CyberSec First Responder and assessments including Logical Operations Certified CyberSAFE. Logical Operations’ CEO, Bill Rosenthal, is a board member of the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and works alongside representatives from organizations such as AT&T, Bank of America, Facebook, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Verizon, Visa, and more, to make sure that everyone has the education and resources needed to stay safe and secure online. For more information, connect with Logical Operations at and on Twitter @logicalops.

Icarus Witch Shuffle Lineup, in Advance of Amorphis Show and New Album

Industry: Music

Pittsburgh melodic metal band Icarus Witch has been laying low but they’re returning to stage and studio in 2017—with a few major changes.

Pittsburgh, PA (PRUnderground) January 19th, 2017

Following the release of their Roses On White Lace EP in 2005, Icarus Witch went on a 10-year sprint of recording and performing worldwide. In 2016, after 5 albums and multiple tours, the band decided to pump the breaks briefly to regroup. Founding member and bassist Jason Myers moved to [where else] Salem, Massachusetts on a spiritual retreat and the band put shows and recording on hold.

During the hiatus, guitarist/producer Dave Watson (who’d been with Icarus Witch in some capacity since 2010) saw his career doing TV audio for the WWE take off. He also became more involved with his role as the guitarist and producer for the band Argus. In order to allow Icarus Witch to move forward, it was amicably decided that Dave would step down from his current role in Icarus Witch to honor his other work obligations while the band ramps up writing, recording and performing commitments of their own.

The core of Icarus Witch (Myers, lead guitarist Quinn Lukas and vocalist Christopher Shaner) has remained intact for the past seven years and it’s with great enthusiasm that they announce Justin Walker as the band’s full-time drummer. Justin has performed with the band several times including opening stints for Kamelot, Jake E. Lee and Saving Abel. He will be behind the kit when Icarus Witch returns as a four-piece for their first show in two years in support of Amorphis and Swallow The Sun at the Rex Theater in Pittsburgh on March 19. Walker is also working with the band in the writing phase of the upcoming sixth studio album, tentatively scheduled for a late-summer release.

About Icarus Witch

Icarus Witch is a melodic heavy metal band based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The band formed in 2004 and has toured extensively in support of 5 albums that they have released through Los Angeles-based Cleopatra Records. The current lineup includes Christopher Shaner (vocals), Quinn Lukas (guitars), Jason Myers (bass), and Justin Walker (drums).

T. Rowe Price Statement on Snap Inc. Proposal to Offer Non-voting Shares to Public in Upcoming IPO:

BALTIMORE, Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

„Contrary to certain news reports, T. Rowe Price is not contesting the plan by Snap Inc. to issue non-voting shares in its impending initial public offering.  We believe that our investment in Snap continues to be in our clients’ best interests. We maintain a good relationship with Snap and its management team and look forward to further constructive conversations in the future. While we generally do not favor proposals that would create disproportionate voting rights, we evaluate each proposal on a case-by-case basis solely with the best interests of our clients in mind.”

SOURCE T. Rowe Price