SKECHERS Foundation Expands Scholarship Program and Raises $1.6 Million in Funds to Children with Special Needs and Education

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The SKECHERS Foundation celebrated its eighth annual SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk with a check presentation ceremony on Thursday, March 2 at the Shade Hotel in Redondo Beach, California. The Foundation presented $914,000 to six education foundations and $434,000 to The Friendship Foundation – a non-profit organization that assists children with special needs and their families. The SKECHERS Foundation also announced that it plans to expand its scholarship program four-fold in 2017, awarding $100,000 to high school students in need nationwide.

“We’re thrilled to see how much the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk has grown in its eight years – from a passionate local movement of 1,000 that raised $220,000 in 2008, to more than 12,000 people rallying to raise a record $1.6 million for children with special needs and education,” said SKECHERS President Michael Greenberg. “It has been an incredible experience to see the life-changing opportunities that the Walk has created for children – and with the national expansion of our scholarship program, we can make an even greater impact on future generations.”

The SKECHERS Foundation will donate $1,000 to $5,000 scholarships to deserving students, who will be chosen based on financial need, academic performance, athletic abilities and leadership qualities. Administering the program is Scholarship America® – the largest designer and manager of scholarships, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals in the nation. The application is currently available to all high school seniors on www.SKECHERSfriendshipwalk.com. Winners will be announced in early June.

Attendees at the 2016 SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk included Brooke Burke-Charvet, Sugar Ray Leonard, Denise Austin, and dozens of other celebrities. “The SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk has become an annual tradition for me and my family,” said Brooke Burke-Charvet, SKECHERS ambassador and SKECHERS Foundation check presenter. “The event brings together all walks of life and is a powerful testament to what we can do when united in purpose. It’s an honor to give back to so many deserving children.”

Now California’s largest charity event supporting children with special needs and education, the SKECHERS Friendship Walk has united over 54,000 participants since its inception and has raised over $7 million to support The Friendship Foundation – as well as educational foundations that are committed to bettering the school system by saving jobs of teachers, retaining vital academic programs, maintaining smaller class sizes, improving libraries and upgrading school technology. The Walk is an extension of the SKECHERS Foundation, an organization founded to provide families around the world with the necessities and skills to succeed in life.

Numerous corporate sponsors are vital to the success of the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk, including Nickelodeon, NBC4, Wells Fargo, Steel Sports, Vertra, The Claudette and Ethan Rickett Care Foundation, Ross, Zappos.com, Mattel, Body Glove, Kids Foot Locker, United Legwear, JAKKS Pacific, Marshalls, Cushman & Wakefield, Caskey & Caskey, Siltanen & Partners Advertising, Continental Development, Northrop Grumman, Equinox, Chevron, and a myriad of other companies who have shown their support to the organization.

About SKECHERS Foundation

The SKECHERS Foundation was established to provide families around the world with the necessities and skills to succeed in life. In addition to organizing the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk, the SKECHERS Foundation funds tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that provide education and job training, shoes, clothing, fitness and nutrition guidance to communities in need.

About SKECHERS USA, Inc.

SKECHERS USA, Inc. (NYSE:SKX) based in Manhattan Beach, California, designs, develops and markets a diverse range of lifestyle footwear for men, women and children, as well as performance footwear for men and women. SKECHERS footwear is available in the United States and over 160 countries and territories worldwide via department and specialty stores, more than 2,012 SKECHERS Company-owned and third-party-owned retail stores, and the Company’s e-commerce websites. The Company manages its international business through a network of global distributors, joint venture partners in Asia and the Middle East, and wholly-owned subsidiaries in Canada, Japan, throughout Europe and Latin America. For more information, please visit SKECHERS.com and follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/SKECHERS) and Twitter (twitter.com/SKECHERSUSA).

This announcement contains forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, the Company’s future domestic and international growth, financial results and operations including expected net sales and earnings, its development of new products, future demand for its products, its planned domestic and international expansion and opening of new stores and advertising and marketing initiatives. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking language such as “believe,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “project,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will result,” “could,” “may,” “might,” or any variations of such words with similar meanings. Any such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause or contribute to such differences include international economic, political and market conditions including the uncertainty of sustained recovery in Europe; sustaining, managing and forecasting costs and proper inventory levels; losing any significant customers; decreased demand by industry retailers and cancellation of order commitments due to the lack of popularity of particular designs and/or categories of products; maintaining brand image and intense competition among sellers of footwear for consumers, especially in the highly competitive performance footwear market; anticipating, identifying, interpreting or forecasting changes in fashion trends, consumer demand for the products and the various market factors described above; sales levels during the spring, back-to-school and holiday selling seasons; and other factors referenced or incorporated by reference in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016. The risks included here are not exhaustive. The Company operates in a very competitive and rapidly changing environment. New risks emerge from time to time and the companies cannot predict all such risk factors, nor can the companies assess the impact of all such risk factors on their respective businesses or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Given these risks and uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. Moreover, reported results should not be considered an indication of future performance.

SKECHERS Foundation Expands Scholarship Program and Raises $1.6 Million in Funds to Children with Special Needs and Education

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The SKECHERS Foundation celebrated its eighth annual SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk with a check presentation ceremony on Thursday, March 2 at the Shade Hotel in Redondo Beach, California. The Foundation presented $914,000 to six education foundations and $434,000 to The Friendship Foundation – a non-profit organization that assists children with special needs and their families. The SKECHERS Foundation also announced that it plans to expand its scholarship program four-fold in 2017, awarding $100,000 to high school students in need nationwide.

“We’re thrilled to see how much the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk has grown in its eight years – from a passionate local movement of 1,000 that raised $220,000 in 2008, to more than 12,000 people rallying to raise a record $1.6 million for children with special needs and education,” said SKECHERS President Michael Greenberg. “It has been an incredible experience to see the life-changing opportunities that the Walk has created for children – and with the national expansion of our scholarship program, we can make an even greater impact on future generations.”

The SKECHERS Foundation will donate $1,000 to $5,000 scholarships to deserving students, who will be chosen based on financial need, academic performance, athletic abilities and leadership qualities. Administering the program is Scholarship America® – the largest designer and manager of scholarships, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals in the nation. The application is currently available to all high school seniors on www.SKECHERSfriendshipwalk.com. Winners will be announced in early June.

Attendees at the 2016 SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk included Brooke Burke-Charvet, Sugar Ray Leonard, Denise Austin, and dozens of other celebrities. “The SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk has become an annual tradition for me and my family,” said Brooke Burke-Charvet, SKECHERS ambassador and SKECHERS Foundation check presenter. “The event brings together all walks of life and is a powerful testament to what we can do when united in purpose. It’s an honor to give back to so many deserving children.”

Now California’s largest charity event supporting children with special needs and education, the SKECHERS Friendship Walk has united over 54,000 participants since its inception and has raised over $7 million to support The Friendship Foundation – as well as educational foundations that are committed to bettering the school system by saving jobs of teachers, retaining vital academic programs, maintaining smaller class sizes, improving libraries and upgrading school technology. The Walk is an extension of the SKECHERS Foundation, an organization founded to provide families around the world with the necessities and skills to succeed in life.

Numerous corporate sponsors are vital to the success of the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk, including Nickelodeon, NBC4, Wells Fargo, Steel Sports, Vertra, The Claudette and Ethan Rickett Care Foundation, Ross, Zappos.com, Mattel, Body Glove, Kids Foot Locker, United Legwear, JAKKS Pacific, Marshalls, Cushman & Wakefield, Caskey & Caskey, Siltanen & Partners Advertising, Continental Development, Northrop Grumman, Equinox, Chevron, and a myriad of other companies who have shown their support to the organization.

About SKECHERS Foundation

The SKECHERS Foundation was established to provide families around the world with the necessities and skills to succeed in life. In addition to organizing the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk, the SKECHERS Foundation funds tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that provide education and job training, shoes, clothing, fitness and nutrition guidance to communities in need.

About SKECHERS USA, Inc.

SKECHERS USA, Inc. (NYSE:SKX) based in Manhattan Beach, California, designs, develops and markets a diverse range of lifestyle footwear for men, women and children, as well as performance footwear for men and women. SKECHERS footwear is available in the United States and over 160 countries and territories worldwide via department and specialty stores, more than 2,012 SKECHERS Company-owned and third-party-owned retail stores, and the Company’s e-commerce websites. The Company manages its international business through a network of global distributors, joint venture partners in Asia and the Middle East, and wholly-owned subsidiaries in Canada, Japan, throughout Europe and Latin America. For more information, please visit SKECHERS.com and follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/SKECHERS) and Twitter (twitter.com/SKECHERSUSA).

This announcement contains forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, the Company’s future domestic and international growth, financial results and operations including expected net sales and earnings, its development of new products, future demand for its products, its planned domestic and international expansion and opening of new stores and advertising and marketing initiatives. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking language such as “believe,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “project,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will result,” “could,” “may,” “might,” or any variations of such words with similar meanings. Any such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause or contribute to such differences include international economic, political and market conditions including the uncertainty of sustained recovery in Europe; sustaining, managing and forecasting costs and proper inventory levels; losing any significant customers; decreased demand by industry retailers and cancellation of order commitments due to the lack of popularity of particular designs and/or categories of products; maintaining brand image and intense competition among sellers of footwear for consumers, especially in the highly competitive performance footwear market; anticipating, identifying, interpreting or forecasting changes in fashion trends, consumer demand for the products and the various market factors described above; sales levels during the spring, back-to-school and holiday selling seasons; and other factors referenced or incorporated by reference in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016. The risks included here are not exhaustive. The Company operates in a very competitive and rapidly changing environment. New risks emerge from time to time and the companies cannot predict all such risk factors, nor can the companies assess the impact of all such risk factors on their respective businesses or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Given these risks and uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. Moreover, reported results should not be considered an indication of future performance.

FASB Issues Proposed Simplifications to Accounting for Nonemployee Share-Based Payments

NORWALK, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) today issued a proposed Accounting Standards Update (ASU) intended to reduce cost and complexity and to improve financial reporting for nonemployee share-based payments. Stakeholders are encouraged to review and provide comments on the proposal by June 5, 2017.

The proposed ASU would expand the scope of Topic 718, Compensation—Stock Compensation, which currently only includes payments to employees, to include payments for goods and services to nonemployees. Consequently, the accounting for share-based payments to nonemployees and employees would be similar. The proposed ASU would supersede Subtopic 505-50, Equity—Equity Based Payments to Non-Employees.

The accounting for nonemployee share-based payment transactions was identified as an area for simplification through:

Stakeholders recommended that the FASB improve the accounting for nonemployee share-based payments to reduce cost and complexity, while improving the financial reporting for these transactions.

The FASB will determine an effective date after redeliberating input received during the comment period.

More information about the proposed ASU—including a FASB In Focus overview—is available at www.fasb.org.

About the Financial Accounting Standards Board

Established in 1973, the FASB is the independent, private-sector organization, based in Norwalk, Connecticut, that establishes financial accounting and reporting standards for public and private companies and not-for-profit organizations that follow Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The FASB is recognized by the Securities and Exchange Commission as the designated accounting standard setter for public companies. FASB standards are recognized as authoritative by many other organizations, including state Boards of Accountancy and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). The FASB develops and issues financial accounting standards through a transparent and inclusive process intended to promote financial reporting that provides useful information to investors and others who use financial reports. The Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) supports and oversees the FASB. For more information, visit www.fasb.org.

FASB Issues Proposed Simplifications to Accounting for Nonemployee Share-Based Payments

NORWALK, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) today issued a proposed Accounting Standards Update (ASU) intended to reduce cost and complexity and to improve financial reporting for nonemployee share-based payments. Stakeholders are encouraged to review and provide comments on the proposal by June 5, 2017.

The proposed ASU would expand the scope of Topic 718, Compensation—Stock Compensation, which currently only includes payments to employees, to include payments for goods and services to nonemployees. Consequently, the accounting for share-based payments to nonemployees and employees would be similar. The proposed ASU would supersede Subtopic 505-50, Equity—Equity Based Payments to Non-Employees.

The accounting for nonemployee share-based payment transactions was identified as an area for simplification through:

Stakeholders recommended that the FASB improve the accounting for nonemployee share-based payments to reduce cost and complexity, while improving the financial reporting for these transactions.

The FASB will determine an effective date after redeliberating input received during the comment period.

More information about the proposed ASU—including a FASB In Focus overview—is available at www.fasb.org.

About the Financial Accounting Standards Board

Established in 1973, the FASB is the independent, private-sector organization, based in Norwalk, Connecticut, that establishes financial accounting and reporting standards for public and private companies and not-for-profit organizations that follow Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The FASB is recognized by the Securities and Exchange Commission as the designated accounting standard setter for public companies. FASB standards are recognized as authoritative by many other organizations, including state Boards of Accountancy and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). The FASB develops and issues financial accounting standards through a transparent and inclusive process intended to promote financial reporting that provides useful information to investors and others who use financial reports. The Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) supports and oversees the FASB. For more information, visit www.fasb.org.

Sentegrity Delivers Risk-based Authentication to BlackBerry Dynamics

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sentegrity, the leader in risk-based behavioral authentication, today announced a partnership with BlackBerry to provide trusted authentication for applications on the BlackBerry Dynamics platform. Sentegrity can now be automatically called by any BlackBerry application on launch to modulate the stringency of the authentication requirements based on trusted baselines of user behavior and device integrity.

The risk-based authentication will enable customers with highly-sensitive data, such as those in government, finance, energy and pharmaceutical industries, to extend sensitive data access to mobile devices by minimizing the security risks stemming from the underlying platform or access environment. Sentegrity accounts for platform and environment security and enforces authentication requirements requisite to the measured risk — from requiring no password, to biometric authenticators, to preventing application access, and automatically wiping locally stored data.

“The success of modern enterprise mobility is largely dependent on organizations’ ability to secure these high risk mobile endpoints without completely destroying the ease-of-use that makes them such an important asset. Sentegrity is pleased to partner with BlackBerry to offer high-security solutions that remove the conflict between security and usability,” said Troy Frost, CEO Sentegrity.

“Comprehensive and consistent information security is more important than ever in the modern workforce and the Enterprise of Things. We are partnering with Sentegrity to raise both the security and productivity bars for organizations with dual data ownership,” said Mark Wilson, SVP and Chief Evangelist at BlackBerry.

Customers using BlackBerry’s enterprise software platform have the highest levels of encryption and security for mobile application data—both in motion and at rest. With Sentegrity, customers have a solution that protects against unauthorized decryption. In low-risk conditions Sentegrity can ease authentication requirements consistent with enterprise policy to enable faster, simpler data access.

Sentegrity helps enterprises extend their investment in the BlackBerry mobile security platform by expanding BYOD programs to both more devices and more use-cases. With real-time security factored in to sensitive data access there is no need to limit BYOD programs to specific devices types.

Unlike other solutions that attempt behavioral authentication, Sentegrity analysis runs only during protected data access and takes less than one second to perform a risk assessment. Personal BYOD remains totally private while maintaining the high-security of enterprise applications and there is almost no impact on system resources like battery life.

With the Sentegrity mobile app now in BlackBerry Dynamics, any customer can instantly install Sentegrity on BlackBerry-secured devices of any OS platform. This means an organization can easily deploy advanced authentication to their entire mobile workforce.

Here’s what the Sentegrity solution delivers to the BlackBerry Dynamics platform:

Risk-based behavioral authentication:

  • Now customers can secure data not just with multi-factor authentication but with the right factors based on contextual risk analysis

Real-time enterprise policy enforcement:

  • High-security customers can now enforce enterprise policies previously only enforceable through complete restriction or trust in the users to “do the right thing” (e.g., no public WiFi)

Simple user experience:

  • Customers can leverage Sentegrity’s ability to ease authentication requirements in trusted environments to reinforce secure user behavior with simpler access

About Sentegrity

Sentegrity is the leader in risk-based authentication. By leveraging the latest sensory and machine learning technology Sentegrity replaces control with trust, allowing customers to embrace the freedoms of mobile computing without sacrificing data security. Sentegrity’s non-intrusive security product enables applications to modulate authentication requirements based on real-time risk — stronger authentication and a simpler experience.

Sentegrity is a registered trademark of Trusted Mobile. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

BlackBerry and related trademarks, names and logos are the property of BlackBerry Limited and are registered and/or used in the U.S. and countries around the world. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. BlackBerry is not responsible for any third-party products or services.

Sentegrity Delivers Risk-based Authentication to BlackBerry Dynamics

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sentegrity, the leader in risk-based behavioral authentication, today announced a partnership with BlackBerry to provide trusted authentication for applications on the BlackBerry Dynamics platform. Sentegrity can now be automatically called by any BlackBerry application on launch to modulate the stringency of the authentication requirements based on trusted baselines of user behavior and device integrity.

The risk-based authentication will enable customers with highly-sensitive data, such as those in government, finance, energy and pharmaceutical industries, to extend sensitive data access to mobile devices by minimizing the security risks stemming from the underlying platform or access environment. Sentegrity accounts for platform and environment security and enforces authentication requirements requisite to the measured risk — from requiring no password, to biometric authenticators, to preventing application access, and automatically wiping locally stored data.

“The success of modern enterprise mobility is largely dependent on organizations’ ability to secure these high risk mobile endpoints without completely destroying the ease-of-use that makes them such an important asset. Sentegrity is pleased to partner with BlackBerry to offer high-security solutions that remove the conflict between security and usability,” said Troy Frost, CEO Sentegrity.

“Comprehensive and consistent information security is more important than ever in the modern workforce and the Enterprise of Things. We are partnering with Sentegrity to raise both the security and productivity bars for organizations with dual data ownership,” said Mark Wilson, SVP and Chief Evangelist at BlackBerry.

Customers using BlackBerry’s enterprise software platform have the highest levels of encryption and security for mobile application data—both in motion and at rest. With Sentegrity, customers have a solution that protects against unauthorized decryption. In low-risk conditions Sentegrity can ease authentication requirements consistent with enterprise policy to enable faster, simpler data access.

Sentegrity helps enterprises extend their investment in the BlackBerry mobile security platform by expanding BYOD programs to both more devices and more use-cases. With real-time security factored in to sensitive data access there is no need to limit BYOD programs to specific devices types.

Unlike other solutions that attempt behavioral authentication, Sentegrity analysis runs only during protected data access and takes less than one second to perform a risk assessment. Personal BYOD remains totally private while maintaining the high-security of enterprise applications and there is almost no impact on system resources like battery life.

With the Sentegrity mobile app now in BlackBerry Dynamics, any customer can instantly install Sentegrity on BlackBerry-secured devices of any OS platform. This means an organization can easily deploy advanced authentication to their entire mobile workforce.

Here’s what the Sentegrity solution delivers to the BlackBerry Dynamics platform:

Risk-based behavioral authentication:

  • Now customers can secure data not just with multi-factor authentication but with the right factors based on contextual risk analysis

Real-time enterprise policy enforcement:

  • High-security customers can now enforce enterprise policies previously only enforceable through complete restriction or trust in the users to “do the right thing” (e.g., no public WiFi)

Simple user experience:

  • Customers can leverage Sentegrity’s ability to ease authentication requirements in trusted environments to reinforce secure user behavior with simpler access

About Sentegrity

Sentegrity is the leader in risk-based authentication. By leveraging the latest sensory and machine learning technology Sentegrity replaces control with trust, allowing customers to embrace the freedoms of mobile computing without sacrificing data security. Sentegrity’s non-intrusive security product enables applications to modulate authentication requirements based on real-time risk — stronger authentication and a simpler experience.

Sentegrity is a registered trademark of Trusted Mobile. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

BlackBerry and related trademarks, names and logos are the property of BlackBerry Limited and are registered and/or used in the U.S. and countries around the world. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. BlackBerry is not responsible for any third-party products or services.

Agilent Technologies Extends Biopharma Portfolio with Advanced Mass Spec System

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) introduces the latest addition to its portfolio of solutions for biopharmaceutical labs: the Agilent 6545XT AdvanceBio LC/Q-TOF MS System.

Optimized to address analytical workflows commonly used in biopharma, the new LC/Q-TOF MS system combines high-performance liquid chromatography with robust quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry and data-analysis tools. A research-grade system, the 6545XT is designed to deliver superior results to scientists seeking to characterize biomolecules that could be the basis for new therapeutics.

“Agilent is committed to providing complete workflow solutions to the biopharma industry that address critical areas for biotherapeutic development,” said Monty Benefiel, Agilent vice president and general manager of the company’s Mass Spectrometry Division. “Agilent solutions built around the 6545XT enable scientists to characterize biomolecule structure and function more efficiently than ever, resulting in reduced time to market and improved drug efficacy.”

The 6545XT has also been optimized for use in profiling intact proteins, mapping peptides and identifying post-translational modifications.

Additionally, Agilent’s solutions for these types of workflows are further enhanced by the Agilent AdvanceBio LC column portfolio including the introduction today of a new column: the AdvanceBio Peptide Plus column. This column is designed for LC/MS peptide separations utilizing our unique superficially porous particle technology.

These new products complement and optimize Agilent’s existing biopharma portfolio, which includes products for sample preparation, separation, detection and analysis.

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A), a global leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets, is the premier laboratory partner for a better world. Agilent works with customers in more than 100 countries, providing instruments, software, services and consumables for the entire laboratory workflow. The company generated revenues of $4.20 billion in fiscal 2016 and employs about 12,500 people worldwide. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.

Agilent Technologies Extends Biopharma Portfolio with Advanced Mass Spec System

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) introduces the latest addition to its portfolio of solutions for biopharmaceutical labs: the Agilent 6545XT AdvanceBio LC/Q-TOF MS System.

Optimized to address analytical workflows commonly used in biopharma, the new LC/Q-TOF MS system combines high-performance liquid chromatography with robust quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry and data-analysis tools. A research-grade system, the 6545XT is designed to deliver superior results to scientists seeking to characterize biomolecules that could be the basis for new therapeutics.

“Agilent is committed to providing complete workflow solutions to the biopharma industry that address critical areas for biotherapeutic development,” said Monty Benefiel, Agilent vice president and general manager of the company’s Mass Spectrometry Division. “Agilent solutions built around the 6545XT enable scientists to characterize biomolecule structure and function more efficiently than ever, resulting in reduced time to market and improved drug efficacy.”

The 6545XT has also been optimized for use in profiling intact proteins, mapping peptides and identifying post-translational modifications.

Additionally, Agilent’s solutions for these types of workflows are further enhanced by the Agilent AdvanceBio LC column portfolio including the introduction today of a new column: the AdvanceBio Peptide Plus column. This column is designed for LC/MS peptide separations utilizing our unique superficially porous particle technology.

These new products complement and optimize Agilent’s existing biopharma portfolio, which includes products for sample preparation, separation, detection and analysis.

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A), a global leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets, is the premier laboratory partner for a better world. Agilent works with customers in more than 100 countries, providing instruments, software, services and consumables for the entire laboratory workflow. The company generated revenues of $4.20 billion in fiscal 2016 and employs about 12,500 people worldwide. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.

L&T Infotech Named a Top 15 Sourcing Service Provider by ISG

MUMBAI, India–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The global IT services and solutions provider, L&T Infotech or LTI (NSE: LTI, BSE: 540005), today announced it has been named a Top 15 Sourcing Standout by Information Services Group (ISG), a leading global technology research and advisory firm. LTI is listed among the Breakthrough 15 for the Americas region based on annual contract value (ACV) won over the last 12 months, according to the 4Q 2016 Global ISG Index™.

Now in its 57th consecutive quarter, the ISG Index™ provides an independent quarterly review of the latest sourcing industry data and trends. Each quarter it names the top 15 providers in the Big 15 (revenues of more than $10 billion), Building 15 (revenues between $2 billion and $10 billion) and Breakthrough 15 (revenues of less than $2 billion) categories for each region. Each Top 15 category includes providers that compete in the traditional outsourcing market, as well as those that compete in the as-a-service market, including IaaS and SaaS providers.

Sanjay Jalona, CEO and Managing Director, LTI, said, “Companies are looking for nimble partners that can be trusted with responsibility of managing large and critical programs. Being recognized among the Breakthrough 15 in the Americas by the ISG Index™ indicates our ability to win and deliver such engagements for our clients.”

LTI’s placement on the ISG Index is a direct result of the growth in strategic services in the Americas, including managed services and infrastructure and ERP transformation.

“For nearly 15 years, the ISG Index™ has been the authoritative source for marketplace intelligence related to outsourcing transaction structures and terms, industry adoption, geographic prevalence and service provider performance,” said Paul Reynolds, chief research officer of ISG. “L&T Infotech continues to establish itself as a leading and growing player in the global market based on its volume of business in relation to other industry providers.”

About LTI:

Larsen & Toubro Infotech or LTI is a global IT services and solutions provider with presence in 22 countries. We solve complex business challenges at the convergence of digital and physical with our real-world expertise and client centricity. We enable our clients to build innovative business models, enhance operational efficiencies and create captivating customer experiences. Visit us at www.Lntinfotech.com or email us at info@Lntinfotech.com for more information.

About ISG:

ISG (Information Services Group) (NASDAQ: III) is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. A trusted business partner to more than 700 clients, including 75 of the top 100 enterprises in the world, ISG is committed to helping corporations, public sector organizations, and service and technology providers achieve operational excellence and faster growth. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; sourcing advisory; managed governance and risk services; network carrier services; technology strategy and operations design; change management; market intelligence and technology research and analysis. Founded in 2006, and based in Stamford, Conn., ISG employs more than 1,300 professionals operating in more than 20 countries—a global team known for its innovative thinking, market influence, deep industry and technology expertise, and world-class research and analytical capabilities based on the industry’s most comprehensive marketplace data. For more information, visit www.isg-one.com.

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L&T Infotech Named a Top 15 Sourcing Service Provider by ISG

MUMBAI, India–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The global IT services and solutions provider, L&T Infotech or LTI (NSE: LTI, BSE: 540005), today announced it has been named a Top 15 Sourcing Standout by Information Services Group (ISG), a leading global technology research and advisory firm. LTI is listed among the Breakthrough 15 for the Americas region based on annual contract value (ACV) won over the last 12 months, according to the 4Q 2016 Global ISG Index™.

Now in its 57th consecutive quarter, the ISG Index™ provides an independent quarterly review of the latest sourcing industry data and trends. Each quarter it names the top 15 providers in the Big 15 (revenues of more than $10 billion), Building 15 (revenues between $2 billion and $10 billion) and Breakthrough 15 (revenues of less than $2 billion) categories for each region. Each Top 15 category includes providers that compete in the traditional outsourcing market, as well as those that compete in the as-a-service market, including IaaS and SaaS providers.

Sanjay Jalona, CEO and Managing Director, LTI, said, “Companies are looking for nimble partners that can be trusted with responsibility of managing large and critical programs. Being recognized among the Breakthrough 15 in the Americas by the ISG Index™ indicates our ability to win and deliver such engagements for our clients.”

LTI’s placement on the ISG Index is a direct result of the growth in strategic services in the Americas, including managed services and infrastructure and ERP transformation.

“For nearly 15 years, the ISG Index™ has been the authoritative source for marketplace intelligence related to outsourcing transaction structures and terms, industry adoption, geographic prevalence and service provider performance,” said Paul Reynolds, chief research officer of ISG. “L&T Infotech continues to establish itself as a leading and growing player in the global market based on its volume of business in relation to other industry providers.”

About LTI:

Larsen & Toubro Infotech or LTI is a global IT services and solutions provider with presence in 22 countries. We solve complex business challenges at the convergence of digital and physical with our real-world expertise and client centricity. We enable our clients to build innovative business models, enhance operational efficiencies and create captivating customer experiences. Visit us at www.Lntinfotech.com or email us at info@Lntinfotech.com for more information.

About ISG:

ISG (Information Services Group) (NASDAQ: III) is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. A trusted business partner to more than 700 clients, including 75 of the top 100 enterprises in the world, ISG is committed to helping corporations, public sector organizations, and service and technology providers achieve operational excellence and faster growth. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; sourcing advisory; managed governance and risk services; network carrier services; technology strategy and operations design; change management; market intelligence and technology research and analysis. Founded in 2006, and based in Stamford, Conn., ISG employs more than 1,300 professionals operating in more than 20 countries—a global team known for its innovative thinking, market influence, deep industry and technology expertise, and world-class research and analytical capabilities based on the industry’s most comprehensive marketplace data. For more information, visit www.isg-one.com.

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