Monthly Archives: May 2019

WillScot to Participate at the Stifel 2019 Cross Sector Insight Conference

BALTIMORE, May 31, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WillScot Corporation (“WillScot”) (Nasdaq: WSC), the specialty rental services market leader providing innovative modular space and portable storage solutions across North America, today announced that Brad Soultz, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Matt Jacobsen, Vice President Finance, will be presenting and hosting one-on-one meetings at the Stifel 2019 Cross Sector Insight Conference at The InterContinental Boston, in Boston, MA, on Monday, June 10, 2019.  The presentation will take place at 4:10 p.m. EDT.

About WillScot Corporation
Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, WillScot is the public holding company for the Williams Scotsman family of companies. WillScot trades on the Nasdaq stock exchange under the ticker symbol “WSC,” and is the specialty rental services market leader providing innovative modular space and portable storage solutions across North America. WillScot is the modular space supplier of choice for the construction, education, health care, government, retail, commercial, transportation, security and energy sectors. With over half a century of innovative history, organic growth and strategic acquisitions, WillScot serves a broad customer base from over 120 locations throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, with a fleet of approximately 160,000 modular space and portable storage units.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

Additional information about WillScot can be found on its investor relations website: https://investors.willscot.com

Contact Information

Investor Inquiries:

Mark Barbalato
investors@willscot.com

Media Inquiries:

Scott Junk
scott.junk@willscot.com

Helsinn Group Announces Upcoming Presentation of Phase 3b data of NEPA (fosnetupitant / palonosetron) IV at ASCO 2019

Helsinn Group Announces Upcoming Presentation of Phase 3b data of NEPA (fosnetupitant / palonosetron) IV at ASCO 2019

  • The NEPA IV formulation was evaluated for safety in the AC setting.

Lugano, Switzerland, May 31, 2019 – Helsinn, a Swiss pharmaceutical group focused on building quality cancer care products, today announces that the data on the intravenous (IV) formulation of NEPA (Akynzeo®) will be presented as poster at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Congress in June 2019 on the poster session Symptoms and Survivorship.

NEPA (Akynzeo®) is the first and only 5-HT3 and NK1 receptor combination approved for the prevention of chemotherapy induced acute and delayed nausea and vomiting. A single dose of Akynzeo given with dexamethasone has been shown to prevent chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting for 5 days.

This randomized, multinational, double-blind, stratified (by age and region) Phase 3b study in chemotherapy-naïve patients, evaluated the safety of a single 30-minute infusion of NEPA IV agent (fosnetupitant 235 mg, a neurokinin 1 receptor antagonist (NK1 RA), and palonosetron 0.25 mg, a serotonin-3 receptor antagonist (5-HT3 RA)) in breast cancer patients receiving anthracycline/cyclophosphamide (AC) chemotherapy. 402 patients received either NEPA IV (200 patients) or NEPA oral (202 patients), in combination with oral dexamethasone on day 1. Safety was assessed primarily by treatment-emergent adverse events (TEAEs).

The AE profiles were similar for the two treatment groups1. No infusion site reactions related to NEPA IV occurred, and no anaphylactic reactions were reported for either formulation. NEPA IV does not require a surfactant, emulsifier, or solubility enhancer, and contains no allergenic excipients.

Lee S. Schwartzberg, Hematology & Oncology, West Cancer Center, Germantown, TN, the author of the study, commented: “These data demonstrate that NEPA IV has a similar safety profile to NEPA administered orally. We are encouraged by the similar profiles, and particularly by the lack of infusion site reactions.

Sergio Cantoreggi, Helsinn Group Chief Scientific Officer and Group Head of R&D, added: At Helsinn, our key focus is on the quality of life and well-being of the patients. Tolerability can be a significant concern for intravenously administered antiemetics especially in AC. We look forward to discussing these new NEPA IV safety data at ASCO.

  • Title: Safety of intravenous (IV) NEPA and oral NEPA for prevention of CINV in patients (pts) with breast cancer (BC) receiving anthracycline/cyclophosphamide (AC) chemotherapy (CT)
  • Author: L. Schwartzberg, D. Voisin, G. Rizzi, K. Patel, M. Aapro
  • Abstract number: 11594
  • Session title: Symptoms and Survivorship
  • Date, time and location: Monday, June 3, 2019, 1:15 PM-4:15 PM, at Hall A

ASCO 2019 will be held from May 31 to June 4, 2019 in Chicago, US. Further details can be found here: https://www.asco.org/meetings

About Akynzeo® (NEPA)

INDICATION

AKYNZEO® (netupitant 300mg/palonosetron 0.5mg) capsules was approved October 2014 in the United States and is indicated in combination with dexamethasone in adults for the prevention of acute and delayed nausea and vomiting associated with initial and repeat courses of cancer chemotherapy, including, but not limited to, highly emetogenic chemotherapy.

AKYNZEO® (fosnetupitant 235mg/palonosetron 0.25) for injection was approved April 2018 in the United States and is indicated in combination with dexamethasone in adults for the prevention of acute and delayed nausea and vomiting associated with initial and repeat courses of highly emetogenic cancer chemotherapy.

Limitations of Use

  • AKYNZEO for injection has not been studied for the prevention of nausea and vomiting associated with anthracycline plus cyclophosphamide chemotherapy.

AKYNZEO is a combination of palonosetron, a serotonin-3 (5-HT3) receptor antagonist, and netupitant or fosnetupitant, substance P/neurokinin-1 (NK-1) receptor antagonists: palonosetron prevents nausea and vomiting during the acute phase and netupitant/fosnetupitant prevents nausea and vomiting during both the acute and delayed phase after cancer chemotherapy.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Warnings and Precautions

  • Hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis, have been reported in patients receiving palonosetron, one of the components of AKYNZEO, with or without known hypersensitivity to other 5-HT3 receptor antagonists.
  • Serotonin syndrome has been reported with 5-HT3 receptor antagonists alone but particularly with concomitant use of serotonergic drugs.  Serotonin syndrome can be life threatening. Symptoms associated with serotonin syndrome may include the following combination of signs and symptoms: mental status changes, autonomic instability, neuromuscular symptoms, seizures, and gastrointestinal symptoms. Patients should be monitored for the emergence of serotonin syndrome, and if symptoms occur, discontinue AKYNZEO and initiate supportive treatment. Patients should be informed of the increased risk of serotonin syndrome, especially if AKYNZEO is used concomitantly with other serotonergic drugs.

Adverse Reactions

  • Most common adverse reactions for AKYNZEO capsules and injection: headache, asthenia, dyspepsia, fatigue, constipation and erythema

Drug Interactions

  • Use with caution in patients receiving concomitant medications primarily metabolized by CYP3A4. The plasma concentrations of CYP3A4 substrates can increase when co-administered with AKYNZEO. The inhibitory effect on CYP3A4 can last for multiple days
    • Dexamethasone doses should be reduced when given with AKYNZEO. A more than two-fold increase in the systemic exposure of dexamethasone was observed 4 days after a single dose of netupitant or a single infusion of fosnetupitant
    • Consider the potential effects of increased plasma concentrations of midazolam or other benzodiazepines metabolized via CYP3A4 (alprazolam, triazolam) when administering with AKYNZEO. When administered with netupitant, the systemic exposure to midazolam was significantly increased
  • Avoid concomitant use of AKYNZEO in patients on chronic use of a strong CYP3A4 inducer such as rifampin as this may decrease the efficacy of AKYNZEO

Use in Specific Populations

  • Avoid use of AKYNZEO in patients with severe hepatic impairment, severe renal impairment, or end-stage renal disease
  • Avoid use in pregnancy, limited data is available, may cause fetal harm.

For more information about AKYNZEO® please see the full Prescribing Information or visit www.AKYNZEO.com

About the Helsinn Group

Helsinn is a privately owned pharmaceutical group with an extensive portfolio of marketed cancer care products and a robust drug development pipeline. Since 1976, Helsinn has been improving the everyday lives of patients, guided by core family values of respect, integrity and quality. The Group works across pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices and nutritional supplements and has expertise in research, development, manufacture and the commercialization of therapeutic and supportive care products for cancer, pain and inflammation and gastroenterology. In 2016, Helsinn created the Helsinn Investment Fund to support early-stage investment opportunities in areas of unmet patient need. The company is headquartered in Lugano, Switzerland, with operating subsidiaries in Switzerland, Ireland, the U.S., Monaco and China, as well as a product presence in approximately 190 countries globally.

To learn more about Helsinn Group please visit www.helsinn.com

For more information:

Helsinn Group Media Contact

Paola Bonvicini

Group Head of Communication

Lugano, Switzerland

Tel: +41 (0) 91 985 21 21

Info-hhc@helsinn.com

For more information, please visit www.helsinn.com and follow us on TwitterLinkedIn and Vimeo


1 The most common treatment-related AEs during the entire study were headache (2.5% IV NEPA, 3.4% oral NEPA), dizziness (2.5% in both groups), fatigue (2.0% in both groups) and constipation (2.5% IV NEPA, 1.0% oral NEPA); all other treatment-related AEs occurred in < 2% of patients.

Constellation Brands to Report First Quarter Fiscal 2020 Financial Results; Host Conference Call June 28, 2019

VICTOR, N.Y., May 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a leading beverage alcohol company, announced today it will report financial results for its fiscal first quarter ended May 31, 2019, on Friday, June 28, 2019, before the open of the U.S. markets. A conference call to discuss the financial results and outlook will be hosted by President and Chief Executive Officer Bill Newlands and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer David Klein at 10:30 a.m. EDT, June 28, 2019.

The conference call can be accessed by dialing +1-877-673-1771 and entering conference identification number 1699493, beginning at 10:20 a.m. EDT. A live, listen-only webcast of the conference call will be available on the company’s website, www.cbrands.com, under the Investors/Events & Presentations section. When the call begins, financial information discussed on the conference call, and a reconciliation of reported (GAAP) financial measures with comparable or non-GAAP financial measures, will also be available on the company’s website under Investors and by selecting Reporting. For anyone unable to participate in the conference call, a replay will be available on the company’s website.

About Constellation Brands
Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a Fortune 500® company, is a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits with operations in the U.S., Mexico, New Zealand, Italy and Canada. Constellation is the No. 3 beer company in the U.S. with high-end, iconic imported beer brands such as the Corona and Modelo brand families and Pacifico. Its high-quality, wine and spirits brands include the Robert Mondavi and The Prisoner Wine Company brand families, Kim Crawford, Ruffino, Meiomi and SVEDKA Vodka. The company’s portfolio also includes a collection of highly-rated, wine brands such as SIMI and Mount Veeder Winery wine brands, High West Whiskey and Casa Noble Tequila, as well as new wine innovations such as Cooper & Thief and Spoken Barrel.

Based in Victor, N.Y., the company believes that industry leadership involves a commitment to brand building, our trade partners, the environment, our investors and to consumers around the world who choose our products when celebrating big moments or enjoying quiet ones. Since its founding in 1945, Constellation’s ability to see, meet and stay ahead of shifting consumer preferences and trends across total beverage alcohol has fueled our success and made us the No. 1 growth contributor in beverage alcohol in the U.S.

To learn more, follow us on Twitter @cbrands and visit www.cbrands.com.

MEDIA CONTACTSINVESTOR RELATIONS CONTACTS
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A downloadable PDF copy of this news release enhanced with multimedia links can be found here: http://ml.globenewswire.com/Resource/Download/1a232d65-6144-4626-a04b-e843ccd0383a

Mahathir, Abe Hold Bilateral Talks

TOKYO, May 31 2019 (Bernama) � Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad held a bilateral meeting with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Friday at the Prime Minister’s Office in Nagato-cho, Chiyoda-ku, here.

It is anticipated that the two leaders are likely to discuss matters of mutual concern and interest to strengthen bilateral ties and collaboration in many fields, encompassing also trade, education and defence.

Dr Mahathir, in his opening remarks, said Malaysia highly appreciates the support from Japan and hopes the good relationship between the two countries will continue.

We are also very happy that the business community in Japan pledge their support for investment and we look forward to more collaborations with Japan, he said.

Abe, in his speech, said Japan will continue to support Malaysia and looks forward to reaffirming a Japan-Malaysia relationship that suits the new era in various fields and sectors.

The ‘Look East’ Policy is the beacon of Japan and Malaysia friendship and bilateral ties, he said.

The ‘Look East’ Policy, an initiative introduced by Dr Mahathir after he became the Malaysian prime minister for the first time in 1981, encourages the emulating of work ethics and business techniques from countries in the East, such as Japan and South Korea.

Abe also expressed his admiration for Malaysia’s relentless initiatives to improve transparency and reduce the national debt.

Dr Mahathir is on the final day of a three-day working visit to Japan during which he also delivered a keynote address to the 25th International Conference on the Future of Asia or the Nikkei Conference.

This is Dr Mahathir’s fourth visit to Japan after becoming Malaysia’s prime minister for the second time following the country’s 14th General Election on May 9 last year.

Source: Office of the Prime Minster Malaysia

The Sixth Asian Monetary Policy Forum discusses global reserve and digital currencies

Singapore, 31 May 2019The Asian Monetary Policy Forum (AMPF) convenes today for the sixth consecutive year. The highlights of the Forum include presentations and discussions on the dominant role of the US dollar and its implications for monetary policy, as well as challenges posed by digital currencies.

2 A joint Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research (ABFER)/AMPF dinner last night marked the close of the ABFER annual conference, as well as the official opening of the AMPF. The dinner’s highlight was a speech by Sir Paul Tucker, Chair of the Systemic Risk Council and Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s Center for European Studies, on The International Monetary and Financial System in the Face of Shifting Geopolitics.

3 As in past AMPFs, this year’s programme features a policy dialogue with Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Minister of Singapore, Coordinating Minister for Social Policies and Chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). Professor Steven J. Davis, William H. Abbott Distinguished Service Professor of International Business and Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, will moderate the dialogue focusing on the contemporaneous challenges faced by central banks as well as labour market dynamics and policies.

4 The AMPF programme today will begin with an opening address by Dr Philipp Hildebrand, Vice Chairman of BlackRock, who will take stock of where the global economy is headed, amid the current conjuncture of a growth slowdown and rising trade tensions.

5 This will be followed by the presentation of the commissioned paper titled The Dollar Hegemon? Evidence and Implications for Policy Makers by Professor Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley and S.K. and Angela Chan Professor of Global Management at the Haas School of Business. As one of the world’s leading researchers in international macroeconomics and finance, Professor Gourinchas will draw out the implications of the dominance of the US dollar for both real and financial transactions, highlighting the risks posed by a diminishing supply of US dollar safe assets. These issues will be taken up further by the paper’s two discussants, Professor Ricardo Caballero, Ford International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Dr Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti, Deputy Director of the Research Department at the International Monetary Fund.

6 The final session is devoted to policy-oriented presentations and discussions on digital currencies. Moderated by Professor Andrew Levin, Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College, the two speakers will examine the implications of private and public cryptocurrencies. Professor Darrell Duffie, Dean Witter Distinguished Professor of Finance at the Graduate School of Business will present on Digital Currencies and Fast Payment Systems: Disruption is Coming. Professor Beatrice Weder di Mauro, Distinguished Fellow-in-Residence, Emerging Markets Institute of INSEAD Singapore and Professor of Economics and Chair of Economic Policy and International Macroeconomics at the University of Mainz, Germany, will discuss Cryptocurrencies’ Challenge to Central Banks.

7 Professor Davis remarked, Chicago Booth is extremely pleased to again join the NUS Business School, ABFER, and the MAS in sponsoring the Asian Monetary Policy Forum. The 2019 AMPF promises to deliver thought-provoking perspectives on dollar dominance, the disruptive nature of digital currencies, challenges facing the international monetary system, and the future of jobs.

8 Professor Bernard Yeung, Dean and Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School, said, The discussions held at AMPF are evermore essential as we seek ways to balance the disruptions and traditional hierarchy of the global economy. The honest and informative dialogue between industry leaders and policymakers ensures prudent and informed decision-making. ABFER is grateful for the partnership with Chicago Booth, MAS and NUS Business School.

9 Mr Edward Robinson, Deputy Managing Director (Economic Policy) & Chief Economist, MAS, said, AMPF 2019 continues the tradition established by past fora of promoting discourse on pertinent issues facing the international monetary system. We are encouraged by the high-level participation at this Forum and the great interest it has garnered over the years. This year we have commissioned an in-depth study on global reserve currencies and the supply of safe financial assets, which complement previous years’ deliberations on capital flows. I look forward to the different perspectives from our speakers on the implications of digital currencies for monetary and financial stability. Together with Chicago Booth, ABFER and NUS, MAS is pleased to co-organise AMPF 2019 to advance policy research for central banks and the financial industry.

10 Held in conjunction with the annual conference of ABFER that took place from 27�30 May 2019, the Forum is co-organised and funded by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, NUS Business School and MAS.

11 The AMPF offers a valuable platform for participants to exchange views and share insights in their areas of expertise, with the aim of raising the level of intellectual discourse on economic and monetary challenges confronting Asian policymakers.

12 More information on AMPF and conference details can be found at http://www.abfer.org/events/abfer-events/asian-monetary-policy-forum/133.

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About the ABFER

ABFER intends to create a virtual and independent network of high-quality academics akin to the National Bureau of Economic Research and Centre for Economic Policy Research, as well as hold conferences and workshops. Its objectives include:

To promote Asia-Pacific oriented financial and economic research at local, regional and international levels;

To connect globally prominent academic researchers, practitioners and public policy decision-makers on Asia-Pacific related financial and economic issues; and

To enhance the research capabilities and development of strong clusters of finance and economic research groups in academic institutions and other institutions in Singapore and Asia-Pacific.

For more information, please visit http://abfer.org.

About the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is consistently ranked among the top business schools in the world, having produced leaders who have shaped the world of business since 1898. Among Chicago Booth’s renowned faculty are nine Nobel Prize winners, three of whom currently teach at Booth. Its graduates include dozens of notable business leaders across the U.S. and worldwide.

As part of the world-renowned University of Chicago, Chicago Booth shares the university’s core values that shape its distinctive intellectual culture. Its rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education transforms students into effective and respected business leaders who are prepared to meet the challenges of today’s business environment. For more information, please visit http://www.chicagobooth.edu/.

About NUS Business School

The National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School is known for providing management thought leadership from an Asian perspective, enabling its students and corporate partners to leverage global knowledge and Asian insights.

The school has consistently received top rankings in the Asia-Pacific region by independent publications and agencies, such as The Financial Times, Economist Intelligence Unit, and QS Top MBA, in recognition of the quality of its programmes, faculty research and graduates.

The school is accredited by AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System), endorsements that the school has met the highest standards for business education. The school is also a member of the GMA (Graduate Management Admission) Council, Executive MBA Council, Partnership in Management (PIM) and CEMS (Community of European Management Schools).

For more information, please visit bschool.nus.edu.sg, or go to the Think Business portal, which showcases the School’s research.

About Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)

As Singapore’s central bank, MAS promotes sustained, non-inflationary economic growth through appropriate monetary policy formulation and close macroeconomic surveillance of emerging trends and potential vulnerabilities. It manages Singapore’s exchange rate, foreign reserves and liquidity in the banking sector. MAS is also an integrated supervisor overseeing all financial institutions in Singapore, adopting a consistent and progressive regulatory and supervisory approach and framework to ensure a level playing field across all market segments, sectors and activities. With its mandate to foster a sound and progressive financial services sector, MAS also helps shape Singapore’s financial industry by promoting a strong corporate governance framework and close adherence to international accounting standards. MAS ensures that Singapore’s financial industry remains vibrant, dynamic and competitive by working closely with other government agencies and financial institutions to develop and promote Singapore as a regional and international financial centre. For more information, please visit http://www.mas.gov.sg.

Source: Monetary Authority of Singapore

The Sixth Asian Monetary Policy Forum discusses global reserve and digital currencies

Singapore, 31 May 2019The Asian Monetary Policy Forum (AMPF) convenes today for the sixth consecutive year. The highlights of the Forum include presentations and discussions on the dominant role of the US dollar and its implications for monetary policy, as well as challenges posed by digital currencies.

2 A joint Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research (ABFER)/AMPF dinner last night marked the close of the ABFER annual conference, as well as the official opening of the AMPF. The dinner’s highlight was a speech by Sir Paul Tucker, Chair of the Systemic Risk Council and Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s Center for European Studies, on The International Monetary and Financial System in the Face of Shifting Geopolitics.

3 As in past AMPFs, this year’s programme features a policy dialogue with Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Minister of Singapore, Coordinating Minister for Social Policies and Chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). Professor Steven J. Davis, William H. Abbott Distinguished Service Professor of International Business and Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, will moderate the dialogue focusing on the contemporaneous challenges faced by central banks as well as labour market dynamics and policies.

4 The AMPF programme today will begin with an opening address by Dr Philipp Hildebrand, Vice Chairman of BlackRock, who will take stock of where the global economy is headed, amid the current conjuncture of a growth slowdown and rising trade tensions.

5 This will be followed by the presentation of the commissioned paper titled The Dollar Hegemon? Evidence and Implications for Policy Makers by Professor Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley and S.K. and Angela Chan Professor of Global Management at the Haas School of Business. As one of the world’s leading researchers in international macroeconomics and finance, Professor Gourinchas will draw out the implications of the dominance of the US dollar for both real and financial transactions, highlighting the risks posed by a diminishing supply of US dollar safe assets. These issues will be taken up further by the paper’s two discussants, Professor Ricardo Caballero, Ford International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Dr Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti, Deputy Director of the Research Department at the International Monetary Fund.

6 The final session is devoted to policy-oriented presentations and discussions on digital currencies. Moderated by Professor Andrew Levin, Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College, the two speakers will examine the implications of private and public cryptocurrencies. Professor Darrell Duffie, Dean Witter Distinguished Professor of Finance at the Graduate School of Business will present on Digital Currencies and Fast Payment Systems: Disruption is Coming. Professor Beatrice Weder di Mauro, Distinguished Fellow-in-Residence, Emerging Markets Institute of INSEAD Singapore and Professor of Economics and Chair of Economic Policy and International Macroeconomics at the University of Mainz, Germany, will discuss Cryptocurrencies’ Challenge to Central Banks.

7 Professor Davis remarked, Chicago Booth is extremely pleased to again join the NUS Business School, ABFER, and the MAS in sponsoring the Asian Monetary Policy Forum. The 2019 AMPF promises to deliver thought-provoking perspectives on dollar dominance, the disruptive nature of digital currencies, challenges facing the international monetary system, and the future of jobs.

8 Professor Bernard Yeung, Dean and Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School, said, The discussions held at AMPF are evermore essential as we seek ways to balance the disruptions and traditional hierarchy of the global economy. The honest and informative dialogue between industry leaders and policymakers ensures prudent and informed decision-making. ABFER is grateful for the partnership with Chicago Booth, MAS and NUS Business School.

9 Mr Edward Robinson, Deputy Managing Director (Economic Policy) & Chief Economist, MAS, said, AMPF 2019 continues the tradition established by past fora of promoting discourse on pertinent issues facing the international monetary system. We are encouraged by the high-level participation at this Forum and the great interest it has garnered over the years. This year we have commissioned an in-depth study on global reserve currencies and the supply of safe financial assets, which complement previous years’ deliberations on capital flows. I look forward to the different perspectives from our speakers on the implications of digital currencies for monetary and financial stability. Together with Chicago Booth, ABFER and NUS, MAS is pleased to co-organise AMPF 2019 to advance policy research for central banks and the financial industry.

10 Held in conjunction with the annual conference of ABFER that took place from 27�30 May 2019, the Forum is co-organised and funded by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, NUS Business School and MAS.

11 The AMPF offers a valuable platform for participants to exchange views and share insights in their areas of expertise, with the aim of raising the level of intellectual discourse on economic and monetary challenges confronting Asian policymakers.

12 More information on AMPF and conference details can be found at http://www.abfer.org/events/abfer-events/asian-monetary-policy-forum/133.

*****

About the ABFER

ABFER intends to create a virtual and independent network of high-quality academics akin to the National Bureau of Economic Research and Centre for Economic Policy Research, as well as hold conferences and workshops. Its objectives include:

To promote Asia-Pacific oriented financial and economic research at local, regional and international levels;

To connect globally prominent academic researchers, practitioners and public policy decision-makers on Asia-Pacific related financial and economic issues; and

To enhance the research capabilities and development of strong clusters of finance and economic research groups in academic institutions and other institutions in Singapore and Asia-Pacific.

For more information, please visit http://abfer.org.

About the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is consistently ranked among the top business schools in the world, having produced leaders who have shaped the world of business since 1898. Among Chicago Booth’s renowned faculty are nine Nobel Prize winners, three of whom currently teach at Booth. Its graduates include dozens of notable business leaders across the U.S. and worldwide.

As part of the world-renowned University of Chicago, Chicago Booth shares the university’s core values that shape its distinctive intellectual culture. Its rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education transforms students into effective and respected business leaders who are prepared to meet the challenges of today’s business environment. For more information, please visit http://www.chicagobooth.edu/.

About NUS Business School

The National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School is known for providing management thought leadership from an Asian perspective, enabling its students and corporate partners to leverage global knowledge and Asian insights.

The school has consistently received top rankings in the Asia-Pacific region by independent publications and agencies, such as The Financial Times, Economist Intelligence Unit, and QS Top MBA, in recognition of the quality of its programmes, faculty research and graduates.

The school is accredited by AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System), endorsements that the school has met the highest standards for business education. The school is also a member of the GMA (Graduate Management Admission) Council, Executive MBA Council, Partnership in Management (PIM) and CEMS (Community of European Management Schools).

For more information, please visit bschool.nus.edu.sg, or go to the Think Business portal, which showcases the School’s research.

About Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)

As Singapore’s central bank, MAS promotes sustained, non-inflationary economic growth through appropriate monetary policy formulation and close macroeconomic surveillance of emerging trends and potential vulnerabilities. It manages Singapore’s exchange rate, foreign reserves and liquidity in the banking sector. MAS is also an integrated supervisor overseeing all financial institutions in Singapore, adopting a consistent and progressive regulatory and supervisory approach and framework to ensure a level playing field across all market segments, sectors and activities. With its mandate to foster a sound and progressive financial services sector, MAS also helps shape Singapore’s financial industry by promoting a strong corporate governance framework and close adherence to international accounting standards. MAS ensures that Singapore’s financial industry remains vibrant, dynamic and competitive by working closely with other government agencies and financial institutions to develop and promote Singapore as a regional and international financial centre. For more information, please visit http://www.mas.gov.sg.

Source: Monetary Authority of Singapore

WillScot to Participate at the Barclays High Yield Bond & Syndicated Loan Conference

BALTIMORE, May 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WillScot Corporation (“WillScot”) (Nasdaq: WSC), the specialty rental services market leader providing innovative modular space and portable storage solutions across North America, today announced that Brad Soultz, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Tim Boswell, Chief Financial Officer, will be presenting and hosting one-on-one meetings at the Barclays High Yield Bond & Syndicated Loan Conference at The Broadmoor, in Colorado Springs, CO, on Friday, June 7, 2019.  The presentation will take place at 8:10 a.m. MDT.

About WillScot Corporation
Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, WillScot is the public holding company for the Williams Scotsman family of companies. WillScot trades on the Nasdaq stock exchange under the ticker symbol “WSC,” and is the specialty rental services market leader providing innovative modular space and portable storage solutions across North America. WillScot is the modular space supplier of choice for the construction, education, health care, government, retail, commercial, transportation, security and energy sectors. With over half a century of innovative history, organic growth and strategic acquisitions, WillScot serves a broad customer base from over 120 locations throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, with a fleet of approximately 160,000 modular space and portable storage units.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

Additional information about WillScot can be found on its investor relations website: https://investors.willscot.com

Contact Information

Investor Inquiries:

Mark Barbalato
investors@willscot.com

Media Inquiries:

Scott Junk
scott.junk@willscot.com