First Quantum Minerals and Franco-Nevada Corporation Agree Terms for Additional Precious Metals Stream Agreement

(In United States dollars, except where noted otherwise)

TORONTO, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - First Quantum Minerals Ltd. ("First Quantum" or the "Company", TSX Symbol "FM") today announced that it has agreed terms for an additional precious metals stream agreement on the Cobre Panama project with Franco-Nevada (Barbados) Corporation ("FNB"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Franco-Nevada Corporation (TSX Symbol "FNV", NYSE Symbol "FNV") subject to final documentation. The Company intends to use the proceeds to fund the entire first installment of its previously announced acquisition of an additional 10% interest in Cobre Panama from LS-Nikko Copper Inc.

ADDITIONAL STREAM AGREEMENT DETAILS:

  • The US$178 million purchase price will be paid as a one-time advance payment upon closing of the transaction which is expected to occur by the end of September 2017. No additional pro-rata funding will apply to the additional stream.

  • The terms of the additional stream, other than the on-going price, will mirror FNB's existing stream on Cobre Panama, including initially linking precious metals deliveries to copper in concentrate shipped for approximately the first 25 years of production. FNB will initially pay an on-going price of 20% of the spot price of gold and silver until 302,000 ounces of refined gold and 4.8 million ounces of refined silver have been delivered. Thereafter, the on-going price will increase to 50% of the prevailing spot price of gold and silver.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors of First Quantum Minerals Ltd.
G. Clive Newall
President

For further information, visit our website at www.first-quantum.com.

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MSA Expands Coverage and Growth Opportunities with New Fire Service Partnership

L.N. Curtis and sons Becomes Newest Fire Service Distributor for MSA

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety (NYSE: MSA) today announced a new partnership agreement with L.N. Curtis and sons, Inc. to sell MSA's industry-leading line of fire service products in the United States and to federal government agencies worldwide.  Under the terms of the agreement, which is effective November 1, 2017, Curtis is authorized to sell MSA's breakthrough G1® SCBA, the G1 Integrated Thermal Imaging Camera (iTIC), Cairns® Fire Helmets, Altair® Portable Gas Monitors, and firefighter protective clothing and boots from Globe Manufacturing, which MSA acquired in July.  Curtis has a longstanding relationship with Globe Manufacturing and, prior to the acquisition, served as the largest distributor of Globe products.

Based in Oakland, Calif., Curtis is one of the largest distributors of fire service equipment in the Western U.S.  The company was founded in 1929 and has approximately 240 employees, 35 mobile specialist and service technicians, six protective clothing (i.e. turnout gear) cleaning and repair locations, and a territory that spans 13 states and U.S. government facilities worldwide.   

The partnership is part of MSA's ongoing efforts to enhance an already strong position in the U.S. fire service market, explained Steve Blanco, President of MSA's business in the Americas.  "Adding such a highly respected company as Curtis to our distribution network effectively doubles our sales coverage in a key geographic region for MSA, and it expands our reach into rural markets as well as several large cities," he said.  "Naturally, we see these opportunities as a potential driver of revenue growth, but also as an opportunity for MSA to extend the reach of our brand to fire departments that may not be familiar with our entire portfolio of industry-leading safety products." 

"Partnering with MSA enables us to provide high quality products and a level of customer service that is backed by a mutually strong commitment to integrity," said Curtis President Paul Curtis.  "MSA represents the type of aspirational brand that our customers look to us to represent.  In addition, our core values align exceptionally well, our organizations both care deeply about the safety of firefighters and together we can devote more resources to help protect our customers."

"Through their extensive experience and solid customer relationships, Curtis provides a level of market reach and support that will further strengthen our existing and already-strong network of MSA-authorized distributors," continued Mr. Blanco.  "And this means we now have an opportunity to capture even greater market share in the U.S. fire service – now and in the months and years ahead."

About MSA

Established in 1914, MSA Safety Incorporated is the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures.  Many MSA products integrate a combination of electronics, mechanical systems and advanced materials to protect users against hazardous or life-threatening situations.  The company's comprehensive product line is used by workers around the world in a broad range of markets, including the oil, gas and petrochemical industry, the fire service, the construction industry, mining and the military.  MSA's core products include self-contained breathing apparatus, fixed gas and flame detection systems, portable gas detection instruments, industrial head protection products, fire and rescue helmets, and fall protection devices.  With 2016 revenues of $1.15 billion, MSA employs approximately 4,600 people worldwide.  The company is headquartered north of Pittsburgh in Cranberry Township, Pa., and has manufacturing operations in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America.  With more than 40 international locations, MSA realizes approximately half of its revenue from outside North America.  For more information visit MSA's web site at www.MSAsafety.com.

About Curtis

Founded in 1929, Curtis is a leading distributor of products and services for firefighters and emergency responders. The company is headquartered in Oakland, Calif.., and has multiple locations throughout the Western United States. Curtis' core product lines include respiratory equipment, personal protective equipment, rescue tools, and water flow equipment. Additional resources for emergency responders are offered through the Curtis family of companies that include Firefighters Bookstore and ECMS, which provides care and maintenance of firefighter clothing. For more information, visit www.LNCurtis.com.

 

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MSA Expands Coverage and Growth Opportunities with New Fire Service Partnership

L.N. Curtis and sons Becomes Newest Fire Service Distributor for MSA

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety (NYSE: MSA) today announced a new partnership agreement with L.N. Curtis and sons, Inc. to sell MSA's industry-leading line of fire service products in the United States and to federal government agencies worldwide.  Under the terms of the agreement, which is effective November 1, 2017, Curtis is authorized to sell MSA's breakthrough G1® SCBA, the G1 Integrated Thermal Imaging Camera (iTIC), Cairns® Fire Helmets, Altair® Portable Gas Monitors, and firefighter protective clothing and boots from Globe Manufacturing, which MSA acquired in July.  Curtis has a longstanding relationship with Globe Manufacturing and, prior to the acquisition, served as the largest distributor of Globe products.

Based in Oakland, Calif., Curtis is one of the largest distributors of fire service equipment in the Western U.S.  The company was founded in 1929 and has approximately 240 employees, 35 mobile specialist and service technicians, six protective clothing (i.e. turnout gear) cleaning and repair locations, and a territory that spans 13 states and U.S. government facilities worldwide.   

The partnership is part of MSA's ongoing efforts to enhance an already strong position in the U.S. fire service market, explained Steve Blanco, President of MSA's business in the Americas.  "Adding such a highly respected company as Curtis to our distribution network effectively doubles our sales coverage in a key geographic region for MSA, and it expands our reach into rural markets as well as several large cities," he said.  "Naturally, we see these opportunities as a potential driver of revenue growth, but also as an opportunity for MSA to extend the reach of our brand to fire departments that may not be familiar with our entire portfolio of industry-leading safety products." 

"Partnering with MSA enables us to provide high quality products and a level of customer service that is backed by a mutually strong commitment to integrity," said Curtis President Paul Curtis.  "MSA represents the type of aspirational brand that our customers look to us to represent.  In addition, our core values align exceptionally well, our organizations both care deeply about the safety of firefighters and together we can devote more resources to help protect our customers."

"Through their extensive experience and solid customer relationships, Curtis provides a level of market reach and support that will further strengthen our existing and already-strong network of MSA-authorized distributors," continued Mr. Blanco.  "And this means we now have an opportunity to capture even greater market share in the U.S. fire service – now and in the months and years ahead."

About MSA

Established in 1914, MSA Safety Incorporated is the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures.  Many MSA products integrate a combination of electronics, mechanical systems and advanced materials to protect users against hazardous or life-threatening situations.  The company's comprehensive product line is used by workers around the world in a broad range of markets, including the oil, gas and petrochemical industry, the fire service, the construction industry, mining and the military.  MSA's core products include self-contained breathing apparatus, fixed gas and flame detection systems, portable gas detection instruments, industrial head protection products, fire and rescue helmets, and fall protection devices.  With 2016 revenues of $1.15 billion, MSA employs approximately 4,600 people worldwide.  The company is headquartered north of Pittsburgh in Cranberry Township, Pa., and has manufacturing operations in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America.  With more than 40 international locations, MSA realizes approximately half of its revenue from outside North America.  For more information visit MSA's web site at www.MSAsafety.com.

About Curtis

Founded in 1929, Curtis is a leading distributor of products and services for firefighters and emergency responders. The company is headquartered in Oakland, Calif.., and has multiple locations throughout the Western United States. Curtis' core product lines include respiratory equipment, personal protective equipment, rescue tools, and water flow equipment. Additional resources for emergency responders are offered through the Curtis family of companies that include Firefighters Bookstore and ECMS, which provides care and maintenance of firefighter clothing. For more information, visit www.LNCurtis.com.

 

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MSA Expands Coverage and Growth Opportunities with New Fire Service Partnership

L.N. Curtis and sons Becomes Newest Fire Service Distributor for MSA

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety (NYSE: MSA) today announced a new partnership agreement with L.N. Curtis and sons, Inc. to sell MSA's industry-leading line of fire service products in the United States and to federal government agencies worldwide.  Under the terms of the agreement, which is effective November 1, 2017, Curtis is authorized to sell MSA's breakthrough G1® SCBA, the G1 Integrated Thermal Imaging Camera (iTIC), Cairns® Fire Helmets, Altair® Portable Gas Monitors, and firefighter protective clothing and boots from Globe Manufacturing, which MSA acquired in July.  Curtis has a longstanding relationship with Globe Manufacturing and, prior to the acquisition, served as the largest distributor of Globe products.

Based in Oakland, Calif., Curtis is one of the largest distributors of fire service equipment in the Western U.S.  The company was founded in 1929 and has approximately 240 employees, 35 mobile specialist and service technicians, six protective clothing (i.e. turnout gear) cleaning and repair locations, and a territory that spans 13 states and U.S. government facilities worldwide.   

The partnership is part of MSA's ongoing efforts to enhance an already strong position in the U.S. fire service market, explained Steve Blanco, President of MSA's business in the Americas.  "Adding such a highly respected company as Curtis to our distribution network effectively doubles our sales coverage in a key geographic region for MSA, and it expands our reach into rural markets as well as several large cities," he said.  "Naturally, we see these opportunities as a potential driver of revenue growth, but also as an opportunity for MSA to extend the reach of our brand to fire departments that may not be familiar with our entire portfolio of industry-leading safety products." 

"Partnering with MSA enables us to provide high quality products and a level of customer service that is backed by a mutually strong commitment to integrity," said Curtis President Paul Curtis.  "MSA represents the type of aspirational brand that our customers look to us to represent.  In addition, our core values align exceptionally well, our organizations both care deeply about the safety of firefighters and together we can devote more resources to help protect our customers."

"Through their extensive experience and solid customer relationships, Curtis provides a level of market reach and support that will further strengthen our existing and already-strong network of MSA-authorized distributors," continued Mr. Blanco.  "And this means we now have an opportunity to capture even greater market share in the U.S. fire service – now and in the months and years ahead."

About MSA

Established in 1914, MSA Safety Incorporated is the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures.  Many MSA products integrate a combination of electronics, mechanical systems and advanced materials to protect users against hazardous or life-threatening situations.  The company's comprehensive product line is used by workers around the world in a broad range of markets, including the oil, gas and petrochemical industry, the fire service, the construction industry, mining and the military.  MSA's core products include self-contained breathing apparatus, fixed gas and flame detection systems, portable gas detection instruments, industrial head protection products, fire and rescue helmets, and fall protection devices.  With 2016 revenues of $1.15 billion, MSA employs approximately 4,600 people worldwide.  The company is headquartered north of Pittsburgh in Cranberry Township, Pa., and has manufacturing operations in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America.  With more than 40 international locations, MSA realizes approximately half of its revenue from outside North America.  For more information visit MSA's web site at www.MSAsafety.com.

About Curtis

Founded in 1929, Curtis is a leading distributor of products and services for firefighters and emergency responders. The company is headquartered in Oakland, Calif.., and has multiple locations throughout the Western United States. Curtis' core product lines include respiratory equipment, personal protective equipment, rescue tools, and water flow equipment. Additional resources for emergency responders are offered through the Curtis family of companies that include Firefighters Bookstore and ECMS, which provides care and maintenance of firefighter clothing. For more information, visit www.LNCurtis.com.

 

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Artel Awarded Complex Commercial SATCOM Solutions Contract

HERNDON, Va., Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Artel, LLC, has been awarded a prime contract with the General Services Administration (GSA) to support unique commercial satellite communications (COMSATCOM) needs for the Complex Commercial SATCOM Solutions (CS3) contract vehicle.  Artel is one of only 20 prime awardees for the CS3 contract, which has a $2.5 billion dollar ceiling value over its 10-year life cycle.  CS3 will support GSA's diverse mission partners, including the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), that require agile and secure satellite communications capabilities across the globe.

Artel's 30-year history of providing both fixed and mobile satellite transport and services for the Federal Government, coupled with our experience integrating capabilities from our team of established providers, ensures worldwide service coverage in support of the CS3 contract.  The CS3 program scope encompasses satellite bandwidth, equipment and engineering support for interactive networks, broadcast services, network diversity, continuity of operations, disaster recovery communications, and communications-on-the-move solutions for Department of Defense (DoD) applications.  Artel offers engineered satellite solutions that include design, development, integration, network management, engineering, and full life-cycle support. 

Artel is the only company that possesses a win on both GSA's CS3 contract (satellite) and on DISA's Global Network Services (DISA GNS) contract (terrestrial), both premier telecommunications programs.  Artel's network and platform-agnostic approach as a neutral systems integrator allows us to provide significant cost savings that other vendors are unable or unwilling to offer.  Our ability to design and deliver sophisticated satellite, terrestrial, and hybrid network solutions in all regions and all theaters ensures reliable, secure connectivity in support of U.S. Government missions. 

About Artel

Since 1986, Artel has delivered a full portfolio of satellite and terrestrial network communications and infrastructure, systems integration, cyber security, risk management, and IT solutions. Artel partners with Government and other industry leaders to enable customers all over the world to securely access and deliver content across all their networks and IT infrastructures―in every domain and environment. Please visit artelllc.com for additional information.

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Chelsea Royall
703-953-2060
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Campus Management Partners with California Western School of Law to Bolster Recruitment and Administrative Processes

BOCA RATON, Fla., Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Campus Management today announced its new partnership with California Western School of Law to streamline and enhance recruitment and administrative processes through the power of cloud technology.

In order to transform their business operations to focus intently on attracting creative, judicious-minded students who are committed to improving society through legal application, California Western School of Law selected Campus Management's administrative solutions – CampusNexus® Student and CampusNexus Finance, HR & Payroll in the CampusNexus Cloud.

"Our goal is to attract passionate law students who share our dedication to community engagement and finding effective solutions to societal problems," said Niels B. Schaumann, President and Dean at the California Western School of Law. "With Campus Management, we not only gain a cutting-edge, flexible architecture to successfully engage with these students but also a true partner who understands our unwavering pledge to student growth and achievement."

California Western School of Law is replacing its current systems with the feature-rich CampusNexus solutions, built on Microsoft technology, and available today. Campus Management's strong partnership with Microsoft enables greater institutional flexibility through integrated functionalities and without requiring additional institutional resources. As a result, CampusNexus has seen wide adoption at campuses all over the globe.

"The Campus Management team looks forward to helping the California Western School of Law prepare for the future of higher education with CampusNexus," said Campus Management CEO Jim Milton. "In today's constantly changing industry landscape, we understand the importance of transforming student engagement and operational efficiencies across campuses now more than ever, and implementing CampusNexus is the first step to remaining competitive."

About Campus Management Corp.

Campus Management is a leading provider of cloud solutions and services that transform higher education institutions. Its next-generation suite, CampusNexus, includes enterprise-wide Student, CRM, and Finance, HR & Payroll solutions. Today, more than 2,000 campuses in 20 countries partner with Campus Management to transform academic delivery, student success and operational efficiency.

About California Western School of Law

Established in 1924 and San Diego's oldest law school, California Western School of Law is an independent, ABA/AALS-accredited law school that prepares graduates for the practice of law through a carefully sequenced program of study, combining traditional legal theory with hands-on learning in real and simulated client environments.

For six years in a row, California Western was named to President Obama's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and Honor Roll with Distinction in recognition of the school's numerous community-focused projects including the California Innocence Project, Community Law Project, and the Mediation Clinic. Students, faculty, and staff donate more than 20,000 pro bono and service hours each year to nonprofits, clinical programs, and law offices.

Media Contact:                                                                

Ashley Prince
Media Relations
Campus Management Corp.
954-249-1124
aprince@campusmgmt.com

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Schneider Electric and Faith Technologies to Build and Support Advanced Microgrid at Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve

- Schneider Electric Energy Control Center and EcoStruxure Microgrid Advisor solutions help Bubolz Nature Preserve meet resiliency and sustainability goals- Nature Preserve environmental center to serve as microgrid demonstration facility- First-of-its-kind microgrid in Wisconsin expected to be completed by December 2017

ANDOVER, Mass., Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, will work with Faith Technologies to deploy an advanced microgrid at the new, state-of-the-art environmental center at the Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve.

The fully islandable microgrid will provide power to the non-profit nature preserve's 18,000 square-foot environmental center and help meet its resiliency and sustainability goals. The environmental center will deploy Schneider Electric Energy Control Center and EcoStruxure Microgrid Advisor to manage and optimize the integration and use of distributed energy resources (DER) powering its microgrid. Schneider Electric EcoStruxure Microgrid Advisor manages all its DER while offering remote monitoring, real-time energy price management, demand response requests, peak shaving, CO2 tracking and storm hardening services.

The decentralization of energy production, a desire for decarbonization and an increased digitization of assets have changed the dynamics of energy generation for the grid and spurred growth in DER use. In this new energy landscape, customers like the Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve are working with partners such as Faith Technologies and Schneider Electric to build smarter, cleaner energy infrastructure and maximize the use of DER to achieve their resiliency and sustainability goals.

"With its combination of innovative hardware and software solutions, the Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve will have one of the most advanced microgrids in the world, advancing the Preserve's ability to manage its production and consumption of renewable energy and control energy spend," said Philip Barton, Director of Schneider Electric's Microgrid Competency Center. "By using tools like Schneider Electric Energy Control Center and EcoStruxure Microgrid Advisor and marrying the Internet of Things to its energy system, the Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve microgrid can take control of its energy future, optimizing when it consumes, produces or stores energy to achieve the highest levels of sustainability, reliability and efficiency."

The integration of the Schneider Electric Energy Control Center enhances the microgrid's control, simplifying the adoption of solar, cogeneration and energy storage, and enabling management of DER through its intelligent power control center. Designed for flexible DER integration in commercial, industrial and institutional facilities, the Schneider Electric Energy Control Center is future-proof and scalable, allowing flexibility and modularity for the facility's energy infrastructure to adopt other generation resources or provide different functions in the future.

Schneider Electric's EcoStruxure Microgrid Advisor, a cloud-based, demand-side energy management software platform, simplifies the integration of DER and allows facility managers and microgrid operators to collect, forecast and automatically optimize the operation of DER using predictive algorithms. When integrated with onsite hardware such as Energy Control Center, the software-as-a-service platform communicates with multiple energy management solutions via an interactive web interface to provide a comprehensive view of the entire nature preserve's energy profile. It can incorporate real-time data from sources such as PV, building load, EV charging, HVAC system, battery storage, cogeneration and backup natural gas generation to autonomously optimize energy usage across all DER. It then displays information via an intuitive and easy-to-use interface, supporting energy reliability and efficiency.

"This project represents a forward-looking use case of energy systems that aim to establish a more resilient, efficient, economic and cleaner grid," said Mike Jansen, CEO of Faith Technologies. "The advanced control features integrated with Bubolz Nature Preserve's microgrid will benefit the facility and local community, supporting the development of a more intelligent and sustainable energy system."

Located in Appleton, Wisconsin, the Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve has a mission to teach environmental ethics through education, recreation and conservation. The environmental center microgrid will serve as a demonstration center to test and measure the impact of microgrid technologies in a real-world environment and support the Bubolz Nature Preserve mission. It is expected to be completed by December 2017.

Schneider Electric Energy Control Center and EcoStruxure Microgrid Advisor are being deployed across various utility, industrial, commercial, government and university campuses worldwide. For more information about Schneider Electric's advanced microgrid solutions and projects, please visit www.schneider-electric.us/microgrid.

About Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of $26 billion US dollars (25 billion euros) in FY2016, our 144,000+ employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.

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Sikorsky Receives Contract to Deliver Two S-70i(TM) Black Hawk Helicopters to the Los Angeles County Fire Department

Aircraft will be modified to Firehawk(TM) configuration for aerial firefighting and multi-role missions

STRATFORD, Conn., Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company, received a contract from the County of Los Angeles for two S-70i™ Black Hawk helicopters in a baseline configuration. Sikorsky is assembling the two new S-70i Black Hawk helicopters for delivery to L.A. County in December 2017.

Compared to the S-70A model, the S-70i aircraft will feature wide chord rotor blades for enhanced lift, a stronger airframe, a digital glass cockpit with flight management system for enhanced situation awareness, and a cockpit voice and flight data recorder. An Integrated Vehicle Health Management system will monitor the aircraft's operational health.

In addition to aerial firefighting, a Firehawk helicopter also performs command and control of other firefighting aircraft, EMS transport, search and rescue, and logistic support. Thomas Ewald, assistant fire chief of L.A. County's Air and Wildland Division, said "nothing close compares with the Firehawk. No other aircraft does all five missions as well." 

Ewald added: "The Firehawk has repeatedly proven its reliability and ruggedness. The stresses we place on the aircraft when we take on and then aggressively release 8,000 pounds of water multiple times a day are far more than what its military variant might do in normal operations at maximum gross weight. Like a good pick-up truck, we beat it up and it keeps coming back for more."

"The new and more capable S-70i Black Hawk helicopters will provide L.A. County and the fire department with the most effective firefighting and multi-mission aircraft available, said Dan Schultz, president of Sikorsky. "We thank L.A. County for its continued confidence in Sikorsky and the Black Hawk helicopter, and for our close collaboration that has resulted in advances in aerial firefighting. We offer our congratulations to the courageous firefighters, aircrews and maintainers who employ this unique capability for the highest ideal of public service."

Once modified by a specialist outfitter in 2018 with a 1,000-gallon (3,785-liter) water tank, extended landing gear, single pilot cockpit layout and a medically-equipped interior, the new aircraft will increase to five the L.A. County Fire Department's fleet of Firehawk™ multi-role helicopters.

"This acquisition supplements our county's potent aerial firefighting arsenal and our ability to knock down wildfires to protect life and property," said LA County Supervisor Kathryn Barger. "The Firehawk provides a very effective initial attack platform to battle fires along with multi-mission capability for alternate needs including EMS and search and rescue."

Sikorsky supports the critical mission of the L.A. Country fire department with an all new airframe of the S-70i Black Hawk aircraft, which are available direct from Sikorsky in the U.S. Customers can order aircraft with mission sets and features customized to specific preferences. The Los Angeles County Fire Department was the first municipal organization to purchase the Firehawk in December 2000. 

About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. 

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Realogy Announces Agreement With Artificial Intellegence (AI) Real Estate Technology Company, OJO Labs

Leading provider of residential real estate services to provide innovative AI-powered virtual assistant to serve agents

MADISON, N.J. and AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) has entered into an agreement with OJO Labs, Inc. to provide its leading-edge, machine-powered assistant known as "OJO" to real estate sales agents across select markets affiliated with Realogy's renowned consumer brands, which include Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Coldwell Banker®, Corcoran®, ERA®, Sotheby's International Realty®.

OJO, a conversational AI-powered assistant, uses mobile messaging and innovative web experiences to redefine how consumers access personalized information throughout their home transaction process. OJO focuses on lifestyle, neighborhood and home preferences to deliver more effective, customized information. Consumers will have competitive marketplace advantages through proactive OJO insights and immediate intelligent responses. OJO nurtures the communication with the consumer through the research process until the consumer is ready to be in direct communication with an agent.

Delivering the highest-quality leads to sales agents enables them to focus their time on buyers and sellers who are more likely to transact. Participating brokerages from the Realogy Franchise Group and NRT will be determined in the next several months as the companies move from the planning phase to execution.

"We are committed to a strategy of leveraging the power of Realogy to make our affiliated sales agents more productive and their businesses stronger," said John Peyton, president and chief executive officer of the Realogy Franchise Group. "We are excited to get OJO and this innovative technology into the hands of our affiliated agents. We hope the results of the program will support our belief that an AI assistant could lead to increased agent productivity and higher conversion rates for online leads. This is just one of many new concepts we plan to learn from in the months ahead."

"In the discovery phase of the home buying and selling process, consumers often are not ready to speak to someone yet and don't want to be sold by third parties looking to inundate the client as a lead," said John Berkowitz, co-founder of OJO Labs. "OJO helps consumers navigate the early processes of buying or selling in the most effective way."

OJO Labs engineered a patent-pending technology to enhance the home decision process by creating a highly personalized, consumer-centric experience through the fusion of machine and human intelligence. "When we connect consumers with Realogy's affiliated agents we will be delivering a more engaged, informed and ready client," added Berkowitz. "Consistently communicating with, and nurturing home buyers and sellers as they explore the decision-making process gives them the comfort and privacy that will ultimately deepen the connection to the agent."   

"In determining who we brought this powerful technology to market with, it was very important to us that we found a company deeply committed to its affiliated agents and to working with business partners who are truly interested in innovation. It is clear there is an extremely impressive team at Realogy that is laser-focused on pushing the industry forward and creating meaningful value," noted David Rubin, co-founder of OJO Labs. "Even though we are an AI company we are still in the business of people. Partnership and values are of the highest importance to us, and we have found the executives at Realogy, along with their brands, to be committed to innovation, collaboration and a better future for the real estate industry."

Beyond its new relationship with OJO, Realogy continues to move ahead with its strong focus on technology and innovation. The Company will host the 5th annual Realogy FWD Innovation Summit tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 at the Microsoft Technology Center in New York City. Fifteen tech start-up companies have been selected to compete for the right to be named the most innovative technology product or service designed for the real estate industry. The Realogy FWD event will be livestreamed on Facebook Live beginning at 10 a.m. eastern time.

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About OJO Labs, Inc.
OJO Labs is on a mission to fundamentally improve the way people make their most important decisions through the fusion of machine and human intelligence. The company developed a unique, AI-based technology that can conduct text conversations with consumers at scale. By combining natural language understanding with data and personalization, the product allows for consumers to deeply engage in a purchase process prior to interacting with a salesperson. OJO Labs is backed by the two most active VC firms in Texas and was recently recognized as an Austin A-List and 50 On Fire winner. The OJO team has decades of combined experience scaling businesses together and has deep experience in engineering, data science, product development and operations.

About Realogy Holdings Corp.
Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) is a global leader in residential real estate franchising and brokerage with many of the best-known industry brands including Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, Corcoran®, ERA®, Sotheby's International Realty® and ZipRealty®. Collectively, Realogy's franchise system members operate approximately 14,250 offices with more than 281,000 independent sales agents conducting business in 114 countries and territories around the world.  NRT LLC, Realogy's company-owned real estate brokerage, is the largest residential brokerage company in the United States, operates under several of Realogy's brands and also provides related residential real estate services. Realogy also owns Cartus, a prominent worldwide provider of relocation services to corporate and affinity clients, Title Resource Group (TRG), a leading provider of title, settlement and underwriting services, and ZapLabs LLC, its innovation and technology development subsidiary.  Realogy is headquartered in Madison, New Jersey. 

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements related to Realogy's relationship with OJO Labs and assumptions that virtual assistant technology could lead to increased agent productivity and higher conversion rates for online leads. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors discussed in Realogy's filings with the SEC, including that there can be no assurance that the program will be successful. Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release and, except to the extent required by applicable securities laws, Realogy expressly disclaims any obligation to update or revise any of them to reflect actual results, any changes in expectations or any change in events. For additional information concerning risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to differ from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, and risks to our business in general, please refer to Realogy Holdings Corp.'s SEC filings, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 and its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended June 30, 2017.

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Realogy Announces Agreement With Artificial Intellegence (AI) Real Estate Technology Company, OJO Labs

Leading provider of residential real estate services to provide innovative AI-powered virtual assistant to serve agents

MADISON, N.J. and AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) has entered into an agreement with OJO Labs, Inc. to provide its leading-edge, machine-powered assistant known as "OJO" to real estate sales agents across select markets affiliated with Realogy's renowned consumer brands, which include Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Coldwell Banker®, Corcoran®, ERA®, Sotheby's International Realty®.

OJO, a conversational AI-powered assistant, uses mobile messaging and innovative web experiences to redefine how consumers access personalized information throughout their home transaction process. OJO focuses on lifestyle, neighborhood and home preferences to deliver more effective, customized information. Consumers will have competitive marketplace advantages through proactive OJO insights and immediate intelligent responses. OJO nurtures the communication with the consumer through the research process until the consumer is ready to be in direct communication with an agent.

Delivering the highest-quality leads to sales agents enables them to focus their time on buyers and sellers who are more likely to transact. Participating brokerages from the Realogy Franchise Group and NRT will be determined in the next several months as the companies move from the planning phase to execution.

"We are committed to a strategy of leveraging the power of Realogy to make our affiliated sales agents more productive and their businesses stronger," said John Peyton, president and chief executive officer of the Realogy Franchise Group. "We are excited to get OJO and this innovative technology into the hands of our affiliated agents. We hope the results of the program will support our belief that an AI assistant could lead to increased agent productivity and higher conversion rates for online leads. This is just one of many new concepts we plan to learn from in the months ahead."

"In the discovery phase of the home buying and selling process, consumers often are not ready to speak to someone yet and don't want to be sold by third parties looking to inundate the client as a lead," said John Berkowitz, co-founder of OJO Labs. "OJO helps consumers navigate the early processes of buying or selling in the most effective way."

OJO Labs engineered a patent-pending technology to enhance the home decision process by creating a highly personalized, consumer-centric experience through the fusion of machine and human intelligence. "When we connect consumers with Realogy's affiliated agents we will be delivering a more engaged, informed and ready client," added Berkowitz. "Consistently communicating with, and nurturing home buyers and sellers as they explore the decision-making process gives them the comfort and privacy that will ultimately deepen the connection to the agent."   

"In determining who we brought this powerful technology to market with, it was very important to us that we found a company deeply committed to its affiliated agents and to working with business partners who are truly interested in innovation. It is clear there is an extremely impressive team at Realogy that is laser-focused on pushing the industry forward and creating meaningful value," noted David Rubin, co-founder of OJO Labs. "Even though we are an AI company we are still in the business of people. Partnership and values are of the highest importance to us, and we have found the executives at Realogy, along with their brands, to be committed to innovation, collaboration and a better future for the real estate industry."

Beyond its new relationship with OJO, Realogy continues to move ahead with its strong focus on technology and innovation. The Company will host the 5th annual Realogy FWD Innovation Summit tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 at the Microsoft Technology Center in New York City. Fifteen tech start-up companies have been selected to compete for the right to be named the most innovative technology product or service designed for the real estate industry. The Realogy FWD event will be livestreamed on Facebook Live beginning at 10 a.m. eastern time.

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About OJO Labs, Inc.
OJO Labs is on a mission to fundamentally improve the way people make their most important decisions through the fusion of machine and human intelligence. The company developed a unique, AI-based technology that can conduct text conversations with consumers at scale. By combining natural language understanding with data and personalization, the product allows for consumers to deeply engage in a purchase process prior to interacting with a salesperson. OJO Labs is backed by the two most active VC firms in Texas and was recently recognized as an Austin A-List and 50 On Fire winner. The OJO team has decades of combined experience scaling businesses together and has deep experience in engineering, data science, product development and operations.

About Realogy Holdings Corp.
Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) is a global leader in residential real estate franchising and brokerage with many of the best-known industry brands including Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, Corcoran®, ERA®, Sotheby's International Realty® and ZipRealty®. Collectively, Realogy's franchise system members operate approximately 14,250 offices with more than 281,000 independent sales agents conducting business in 114 countries and territories around the world.  NRT LLC, Realogy's company-owned real estate brokerage, is the largest residential brokerage company in the United States, operates under several of Realogy's brands and also provides related residential real estate services. Realogy also owns Cartus, a prominent worldwide provider of relocation services to corporate and affinity clients, Title Resource Group (TRG), a leading provider of title, settlement and underwriting services, and ZapLabs LLC, its innovation and technology development subsidiary.  Realogy is headquartered in Madison, New Jersey. 

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements related to Realogy's relationship with OJO Labs and assumptions that virtual assistant technology could lead to increased agent productivity and higher conversion rates for online leads. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors discussed in Realogy's filings with the SEC, including that there can be no assurance that the program will be successful. Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release and, except to the extent required by applicable securities laws, Realogy expressly disclaims any obligation to update or revise any of them to reflect actual results, any changes in expectations or any change in events. For additional information concerning risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to differ from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, and risks to our business in general, please refer to Realogy Holdings Corp.'s SEC filings, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 and its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended June 30, 2017.

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