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BD Announces Extension of Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitations for C. R. Bard, Inc. Notes

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Dec. 14, 2017 -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX) announced today that, in connection with its previously announced offers to exchange (the "Exchange Offers") any and all outstanding 4.400% Notes due 2021, 3.000% Notes due 2026 and 6.700% Notes due 2026 (collectively, the "Bard Notes") issued by C. R. Bard, Inc. ("Bard") for new notes issued by BD (the "BD Notes") and cash, and the related consent solicitations (the "Consent Solicitations") being made...

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Casa Systems Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering

ANDOVER, Mass., Dec. 14, 2017 -- Casa Systems, Inc., a provider of software-centric solutions for next-generation distributed and virtualized architectures in cable operator, fixed telecom and wireless networks, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 6,000,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $13.00 per share, before underwriting discounts and commissions. In addition, Casa has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 900,000 additional...

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Kirkland Lake Gold Provides Final Reminder of December 15, 2017 Conversion Deadline to Convertible Debenture Holders

TORONTO, Dec. 14, 2017 -- Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. (“Kirkland Lake Gold” or the “Company”) (TSX:KL) (NYSE:KL) (ASX:KLA) today provided a final reminder to holders of the 7.5% unsecured convertible debentures (CUSIP 49740PAC0 and ISIN 49740PAC01) (the “Debentures”) of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Kirkland Lake Gold Inc., that the Debentures may be converted, at the option of the holder, into common shares of the Company by providing notice at any time prior to 4:00 p.m. (Toronto time) tomorrow,...

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SoCalGas Supports Public Utilities Commission Plan for Implementing Senate Bill 1383 to Reduce Short-lived Climate Pollutants

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14, 2017 -- The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today issued details of its plan to implement Senate Bill 1383, the Short-Lived Climate Pollutants bill, which aims to reduce emissions of potent greenhouse gasses. The bill requires state agencies to adopt policies and incentives to significantly increase the sustainable production and use of renewable gas. CPUC worked with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)...

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Commencement of Tender Offer for up to US$50 million of 2020 Notes and Announcement of Redemption of 2018, 2021 and 2028 Notes by Gol Finance

SÃO PAULO, Dec. 14, 2017 -- GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. ("GOL" or the "Company"), (NYSE: GOL and B3: GOLL4), Brazil's #1 airline, announced today that, following the successful completion of its US$500 million offering of 7.00% Senior Notes due 2025 (the "2025 Notes"), Gol Finance (formerly known as "Gol LuxCo S.A.") ("Gol Finance"): has commenced a partial cash tender offer (the "Tender Offer") for up to US$50 million in aggregate principal amount of its 9.250% Senior Notes...

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CSX Announces Medical Leave of CEO E. Hunter Harrison

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 14, 2017 -- CSX Corporation (Nasdaq:CSX) announced that its Chief Executive Officer and President, E. Hunter Harrison, is on medical leave due to unexpected complications from a recent illness.  Therefore, the Board of Directors has named COO James M. Foote as acting CEO of the Company.CSX Chairman Edward J. Kelly, III, stated, “On behalf of the Board and the entire CSX family, I want to express that our thoughts are with Mr. Harrison and his family.”Acting CEO Jim...

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Mesoblast grants TiGenix an exclusive global patent license to use adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells in the local treatment of fistulae

NEW YORK and MELBOURNE, Australia and LEUVEN, Belgium, Dec. 14, 2017 -- Mesoblast Limited (ASX:MSB) (Nasdaq:MESO) and TiGenix NV (Euronext Brussels:TIG) (Nasdaq:TIG) today announce that Mesoblast has granted TiGenix exclusive access to certain of its patents to support global commercialization of the adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cell product Cx601 for the local treatment of fistulae. The agreement includes the right for TiGenix to grant sub-licenses to affiliates and third parties, including...

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Agrium declares dividend

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - December 14, 2017) - ALL AMOUNTS ARE STATED IN U.S.$ The Board of Directors of Agrium Inc. (TSX: AGU) (NYSE: AGU) announced today that it has approved a dividend of $0.875 U.S. per common share to be paid on January 18, 2018 to shareholders of record on December 29, 2017. Registered shareholders who are residents of Canada as reflected in Agrium's shareholders register will receive their dividend in Canadian dollars, calculated based on the Bank of Canada daily exchange...

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Blackstone Mortgage Trust declares $0.62 per share dividend

NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2017 -- Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE: BXMT) today declared a dividend of $0.62 per share of class A common stock with respect to the fourth quarter of 2017. This dividend is payable on January 16, 2018 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on December 29, 2017. About Blackstone Mortgage TrustBlackstone Mortgage Trust (NYSE: BXMT) is a real estate finance company that originates senior loans collateralized by commercial real estate in North America...

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FNB BANCORP INVESTOR ALERT BY THE FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL OF LOUISIANA: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Investigates Adequacy of Price and Process in Proposed Sale of FNB Bancorp - FNBG

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 14, 2017 -- Former Attorney General of Louisiana Charles C. Foti, Jr., Esq. and the law firm of Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC ("KSF") are investigating the proposed sale of FNB Bancorp ("FNB" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: FNBG) to TriCo Bancshares ("TriCo") (Nasdaq: TCBK).  Under the terms of the proposed transaction, shareholders of FNB will receive only 0.980 shares of TriCo common stock for each share of FNB that they own. KSF is seeking to determine whether this consideration...

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LEAD PLAINTIFF DEADLINE ALERT: Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Encourages Investors Who Suffered Losses Exceeding $100,000 In Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. To Contact The Firm

NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2017 -- Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities law firm, reminds investors in Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. ("Omega" or the "Company") (NYSE: OHI) of the January 16, 2018 deadline to seek the role of lead plaintiff in a federal securities class action that has been filed against the Company. If you invested in Omega stock or options between February 8, 2017, and October 31, 2017 and would like to discuss your legal rights, click here: www.faruqilaw.com/OHI. ...

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Commencement of Tender Offer for up to US$50 million of 2020 Notes and Announcement of Redemption of 2018, 2021 and 2028 Notes by Gol Finance

SÃO PAULO, Dec. 14, 2017 -- GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. ("GOL" or the "Company"), (NYSE: GOL and B3: GOLL4), Brazil's #1 airline, announced today that, following the successful completion of its US$500 million offering of 7.00% Senior Notes due 2025 (the "2025 Notes"), Gol Finance (formerly known as "Gol LuxCo S.A.") ("Gol Finance"): has commenced a partial cash tender offer (the "Tender Offer") for up to US$50 million in aggregate principal amount of its 9.250% Senior Notes due...

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