S&P Global Market Intelligence Ranks the Best-Performing Community Banks and Credit Unions for 2016

NEW YORK, March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — S&P Global Market Intelligence, a leader in multi-asset class research data and insight, released its annual rankings of 2016’s 100 best-performing banks in three categories: community banks with assets between $1 billion and $10 billion, community banks with assets less than $1 billion, and top-performing credit unions.

Of the best-performing community banks with assets between $1 billion and $10 billion, Doraville, Ga.-based Metro City Bank earned the top place thanks in-part to the bank’s almost 70% increase in total loans, hitting $967.3 million at year-end 2016. In the category of best-performing community banks with assets under $1 billion, Shallowater, Texas-based First State Bank took the No. 1 spot after reporting improved loan growth at 41.5% in 2016 and posting a hefty net interest margin of 5.32%. Idaho Central was named the top-performing credit union for the fifth year in a row as it continued to demonstrate some of the highest growth rates in member shares & nonmember deposits at 27.1% in 2016 along with overall member growth at 17.4%.

„The performance of the finalists is extremely impressive, especially in such a competitive banking environment,” said J.P. O’Sullivan, Senior Director of Global Financial Institutions at S&P Global Market Intelligence. „Community banks and credit unions are an integral part of their local economies, helping people & businesses access credit and drive dollars back into the community. Each of these institutions has demonstrated a clear commitment to excellence, and the results speak for themselves.”

S&P Global Market Intelligence ranked the best-performing community banks using six core financial performance metrics: pretax return on average tangible common equity, net charge-offs as a percentage of average loans, efficiency ratio, adjusted Texas ratio, net interest margin on a fully taxable equivalent basis and loan growth. Each company’s standard deviation from the industry mean was calculated for every ranking metric, equally weighted, then added together to calculate a performance score. To help normalize the data and mitigate the impact of outliers, caps and floors were applied for each metric.

For this year’s ranking, pretax return on average tangible common equity replaced return on average tangible assets as one of the six metrics. All of the other ranking metrics remained the same.

S&P Global Market Intelligence defined community banks as institutions with up to $10 billion in assets. In order for a bank to be eligible for the rankings, at least one-third of its balance sheet must be composed of loans, less than half of which could be attributable to credit card lending. Eligible banks had to be well-capitalized according to regulatory standards and could not have a majority of revenue derived from nontraditional banking activities.

Unlike in previous years, savings & loan holding companies, as well as savings banks and savings & loan associations were included in the ranking. Additionally, previous years’ branch threshold of 60 was removed.

For the $1 billion-to-$10 billion ranking, S&P Global Market Intelligence ranked companies at the holding company level if consolidated data was reported; otherwise, the bank subsidiary was used. Companies that have parents with assets above $10 billion were excluded. For the under-$1 billion ranking, companies with a parent with more than $1 billion in assets were excluded. Based on these criteria, 546 companies were eligible for the $1 billion-to-$10 billion ranking, and 4,585 banks and thrifts were eligible for the under-$1 billion ranking.

S&P Global Market Intelligence ranked the nation’s credit unions using five core financial performance metrics: member growth, market growth, operating expense as a percentage of operating revenue, net charge-offs as a percentage of average loans and delinquent loans as a percentage of total loans. To be eligible for the ranking, a credit union had to report more than $500 million in total assets and a net worth ratio of at least 7.0%. Based on these criteria, 508 credit unions qualified for the ranking.

S&P Global Market Intelligence will recognize the top performers in person at the sixth annual Community Bankers Conference on April 4 at the JW Marriott in New Orleans, LA.  The conference features community bankers and advisors from across the country sharing operational and financial strategies they’ve found useful in driving profitability. Details and registration can be found here.

About S&P Global Market Intelligence

At S&P Global Market Intelligence, we know that not all information is important—some of it is vital. Accurate, deep and insightful. We integrate financial and industry data, research and news into tools that help track performance, generate alpha, identify investment ideas, understand competitive and industry dynamics, perform valuations and assess credit risk. Investment professionals, government agencies, corporations and universities globally can gain the intelligence essential to making business and financial decisions with conviction.

S&P Global Market Intelligence a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence.

 

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Eight Out Of Ten Women Feel They Have Not Reached Their Full Potential

Special K® U.N. Foundation’s Girl Up program team up to educate women about that strength gap

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Girls and women around the world view inner strength as important as happiness – and those two qualities are nearly two times more significant than physical beauty and wealth. Yet, eight out of 10 women feel they have not reached their full potential, according to new global research conducted and published by Special K®.1 This startling statistic represents the „strength gap” – recognized as the difference between how strong women feel (from the inside out) vs. how strong she could be, or her potential.

In a time where women are seemingly at their strongest with 77 percent feeling they possess inner strength – leading global companies, increasingly occupying boards, and bringing new dimensions to gender roles in and out of homes worldwide – three quarters still wish they possessed even greater reserves.

Following International Women’s Day on March 8, Special K is taking a stance as a leader in the food and nutrition space – an area that has a significant impact on girls and women’s sense of self – by announcing its commitment to educating young women about this gap through a partnership with the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up campaign.

Special K‚s report, „The New Face of Strength,” reveals that many women feel the factors contributing to women’s inner strength are within their control – such as nutrition, fitness, a sense of community and mental and emotional wellbeing. In fact, 68 percent of women surveyed cited food as important in fueling inner strength.

„Inner strength is as important as happiness to women around the world – and nearly two times more significant than physical beauty and wealth,” said Doug VandeVelde, Senior Vice President at Kellogg Company. „We are committed to better understanding what defines inner strength, what it means for women today and the vital role nutrition plays in unlocking a woman’s inner strength. Through our partnership with Girl Up in 2017, we’ll provide key nutrition education for 500,000 girls and young women to help guide them toward their full potential.”

Special K + Girl Up
A movement within the United Nations Foundation, Girl Up is led by girls and for girls, with the mission of uniting girls and empowering them to take action on behalf of the hardest-to-reach girls in places around the world where it’s hardest to be a girl.

„We have nearly half a million advocates raising awareness, engaging and educating girls to change the world,” said Anna Blue, deputy director of Girl Up. „We’re thrilled to join forces with Special K to further our mission of inspiring girls and women to learn about their inner strength to make change for girls around the world.”

It is within every girl and woman to reach their maximum potential in all aspects of life. Customized nutrition workshops and digital programs made available by Special K and Girl Up are critical resources to ensure young women around the world have the tools they need to live life at full strength, and they provide a way for the communities associated with both organizations to help build and support female empowerment.

The New Face of Strength
A number of findings detailed in „The New Face of Strength” attest to the importance of inner strength among women, including:

Visit StrongFeedsStrong.com to learn more about the strength gap and share your story with #StrongFeedsStrong.

About Kellogg Company
At Kellogg Company (NYSE: K), we strive to make foods people love. This includes our beloved brands – Kellogg’s®, Keebler®, Special K®, Pringles®, Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes®, Pop-Tarts®, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes®, Rice Krispies®, Cheez-It®, Eggo®, Mini-Wheats® and more – that nourish families so they can flourish and thrive. With 2015 sales of $13.5 billion and more than 1,600 foods, Kellogg is the world’s leading cereal company; second largest producer of cookies, crackers and savory snacks; and a leading North American frozen foods company. Through our Breakfasts for Better DaysTM global hunger initiative, we’ve provided more than 1.4 billion servings of cereal and snacks to children and families in need around the world. To learn more, visit www.kelloggcompany.com or follow us on Twitter @KelloggCompany, YouTube and on Social K.

About Girl Up
Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation’s adolescent girl campaign, supports the empowerment of girls everywhere.  Since its launch in 2010, the campaign has funded UN programs that promote the health, safety, education, and leadership of girls in developing countries and built a community of nearly half a million passionate advocates – including Girl Up Global Advocates Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan and Latin American business leader Angélica Fuentes.
Our youth leaders, representing more than 1400 Girl Up Clubs in 85 countries, stand up, speak up, and rise up to support the hardest to reach girls living in places where it is hardest to be a girl.
Learn more at GirlUp.org.

About the United Nations Foundation
The United Nations Foundation builds public-private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and broadens support for the United Nations through advocacy and public outreach. Through innovative campaigns and initiatives, the Foundation connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The Foundation was created in 1998 as a U.S. public charity by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner and now is supported by philanthropic, corporate, government, and individual donors. Learn more at: www.unfoundation.org.

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1 On behalf of Special K, Edelman Intelligence surveyed over 6,000 women across Australia, Canada, France, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States. Women aged 21-55 were spoken to via a quantitative online survey fielded between December 2015 and January 2016. Each market sample was nationally representative of the online population.

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Global Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market – Strategic Assessment and Forecast Till 2022 Covering Major Key Vendors Ametek, Inc., Bosch Automation, Emerson

HTF Market Intelligence released a new research report of 107 pages on title ‘Global Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market Research Report 2017‘ with detailed analysis, forecast and strategies. The study covers key regions that includes North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia and India and important players such as Ametek, Inc.,  Bosch Automation, Emerson etc.

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Summary

In this report, the global Industrial Control and Factory Automation market is valued at USD XX million in 2016 and is expected to reach USD XX million by the end of 2022, growing at a CAGR of XX% between 2016 and 2022.

Geographically, this report is segmented into several key Regions, with production, consumption, revenue (million USD), market share and growth rate of Industrial Control and Factory Automation in these regions, from 2012 to 2022 (forecast), covering

North America

Europe

China

Japan

Southeast Asia

India

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Global Industrial Control and Factory Automation market competition by top manufacturers, with production, price, revenue (value) and market share for each manufacturer; the top players including

Ametek, Inc.

Bosch Automation

Emerson

Honeywell International

Mitsubishi Corporation

National Instrument Corporation

Schneider Electric

General Electric Co

Siemens Ag

Yokogawa Electric Corporation

On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into

Industrial Control Systems

Field Devices

Machine Vision

Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)

Sensors

Motion & Drives

Relays & Switches

On the basis on the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, consumption (sales), market share and growth rate of Industrial Control and Factory Automation for each application, including

Power

Textile

Automotive

Chemical

Printing And Packaging

Others

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Global Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market Research Report 2017

1 Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market Overview

1.1 Product Overview and Scope of Industrial Control and Factory Automation

1.2 Industrial Control and Factory Automation Segment by Type (Product Category)

1.2.1 Global Industrial Control and Factory Automation Production and CAGR (%) Comparison by Type (Product Category) (2012-2022)

1.2.2 Global Industrial Control and Factory Automation Production Market Share by Type (Product Category) in 2016

1.2.3 Industrial Control Systems

1.2.4 Field Devices

1.2.5 Machine Vision

1.2.6 Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)

1.2.7 Sensors

1.2.8 Motion & Drives

1.2.9 Relays & Switches

1.3 Global Industrial Control and Factory Automation Segment by Application

1.3.1 Industrial Control and Factory Automation Consumption (Sales) Comparison by Application (2012-2022)

1.3.2 Power

1.3.3 Textile

1.3.4 Automotive

1.3.5 Chemical

1.3.6 Printing And Packaging

1.3.7 Others

1.4 Global Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market by Region (2012-2022)

1.4.1 Global Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market Size (Value) and CAGR (%) Comparison by Region (2012-2022)

1.4.2 North America Status and Prospect (2012-2022)

1.4.3 Europe Status and Prospect (2012-2022)

1.4.4 China Status and Prospect (2012-2022)

1.4.5 Japan Status and Prospect (2012-2022)

1.4.6 Southeast Asia Status and Prospect (2012-2022)

1.4.7 India Status and Prospect (2012-2022)

1.5 Global Market Size (Value) of Industrial Control and Factory Automation (2012-2022)

1.5.1 Global Industrial Control and Factory Automation Revenue Status and Outlook (2012-2022)

1.5.2 Global Industrial Control and Factory Automation Capacity, Production Status and Outlook (2012-2022)

2 Global Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market Competition by Manufacturers

2.1 Global Industrial Control and Factory Automation Capacity, Production and Share by Manufacturers (2012-2017)

2.1.1 Global Industrial Control and Factory Automation Capacity and Share by Manufacturers (2012-2017)

2.1.2 Global Industrial Control and Factory Automation Production and Share by Manufacturers (2012-2017)

2.2 Global Industrial Control and Factory Automation Revenue and Share by Manufacturers (2012-2017)

2.3 Global Industrial Control and Factory Automation Average Price by Manufacturers (2012-2017)

2.4 Manufacturers Industrial Control and Factory Automation Manufacturing Base Distribution, Sales Area and Product Type

2.5 Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market Competitive Situation and Trends

2.5.1 Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market Concentration Rate

2.5.2 Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market Share of Top 3 and Top 5 Manufacturers

2.5.3 Mergers & Acquisitions, Expansion

3 Global Industrial Control and Factory Automation Capacity, Production, Revenue (Value) by Region (2012-2017)

3.1 Global Industrial Control and Factory Automation Capacity and Market Share by Region (2012-2017)

3.2 Global Industrial Control and Factory Automation Production and Market Share by Region (2012-2017)

3.3 Global Industrial Control and Factory Automation Revenue (Value) and Market Share by Region (2012-2017)

3.4 Global Industrial Control and Factory Automation Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)

3.5 North America Industrial Control and Factory Automation Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)

3.6 Europe Industrial Control and Factory Automation Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)

3.7 China Industrial Control and Factory Automation Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)

3.8 Japan Industrial Control and Factory Automation Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)

3.9 Southeast Asia Industrial Control and Factory Automation Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)

3.10 India Industrial Control and Factory Automation Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)

4 Global Industrial Control and Factory Automation Supply (Production), Consumption, Export, Import by Region (2012-2017)

4.1 Global Industrial Control and Factory Automation Consumption by Region (2012-2017)

4.2 North America Industrial Control and Factory Automation Production, Consumption, Export, Import (2012-2017)

4.3 Europe Industrial Control and Factory Automation Production, Consumption, Export, Import (2012-2017)

4.4 China Industrial Control and Factory Automation Production, Consumption, Export, Import (2012-2017)

4.5 Japan Industrial Control and Factory Automation Production, Consumption, Export, Import (2012-2017)

4.6 Southeast Asia Industrial Control and Factory Automation Production, Consumption, Export, Import (2012-2017)

4.7 India Industrial Control and Factory Automation Production, Consumption, Export, Import (2012-2017)

5 Global Industrial Control and Factory Automation Production, Revenue (Value), Price Trend by Type

5.1 Global Industrial Control and Factory Automation Production and Market Share by Type (2012-2017)

5.2 Global Industrial Control and Factory Automation Revenue and Market Share by Type (2012-2017)

5.3 Global Industrial Control and Factory Automation Price by Type (2012-2017)

5.4 Global Industrial Control and Factory Automation Production Growth by Type (2012-2017)

6 Global Industrial Control and Factory Automation Market Analysis by Application

6.1 Global Industrial Control and Factory Automation Consumption and Market Share by Application (2012-2017)

6.2 Global Industrial Control and Factory Automation Consumption Growth Rate by Application (2012-2017)

6.3 Market Drivers and Opportunities

6.3.1 Potential Applications

6.3.2 Emerging Markets/Countries

7 Global Industrial Control and Factory Automation Manufacturers Profiles/Analysis

7.1 Ametek, Inc.

7.1.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors

7.1.2 Industrial Control and Factory Automation Product Category, Application and Specification

7.1.2.1 Product A

7.1.2.2 Product B

7.1.3 Ametek, Inc. Industrial Control and Factory Automation Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)

7.1.4 Main Business/Business Overview

7.2 Bosch Automation

7.2.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors

7.2.2 Industrial Control and Factory Automation Product Category, Application and Specification

7.2.2.1 Product A

7.2.2.2 Product B

7.2.3 Bosch Automation Industrial Control and Factory Automation Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)

7.2.4 Main Business/Business Overview

7.3 Emerson

7.3.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors

7.3.2 Industrial Control and Factory Automation Product Category, Application and Specification

7.3.2.1 Product A

7.3.2.2 Product B

7.3.3 Emerson Industrial Control and Factory Automation Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)

7.3.4 Main Business/Business Overview

7.4 Honeywell International

7.4.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors

7.4.2 Industrial Control and Factory Automation Product Category, Application and Specification

7.4.2.1 Product A

7.4.2.2 Product B

7.4.3 Honeywell International Industrial Control and Factory Automation Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)

7.4.4 Main Business/Business Overview

7.5 Mitsubishi Corporation

7.5.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors

7.5.2 Industrial Control and Factory Automation Product Category, Application and Specification

7.5.2.1 Product A

7.5.2.2 Product B

7.5.3 Mitsubishi Corporation Industrial Control and Factory Automation Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)

7.5.4 Main Business/Business Overview

7.6 National Instrument Corporation

7.6.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors

7.6.2 Industrial Control and Factory Automation Product Category, Application and Specification

7.6.2.1 Product A

7.6.2.2 Product B

7.6.3 National Instrument Corporation Industrial Control and Factory Automation Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)

7.6.4 Main Business/Business Overview

7.7 Schneider Electric

7.7.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors

7.7.2 Industrial Control and Factory Automation Product Category, Application and Specification

7.7.2.1 Product A

7.7.2.2 Product B

7.7.3 Schneider Electric Industrial Control and Factory Automation Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)

7.7.4 Main Business/Business Overview

7.8 General Electric Co

7.8.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors

7.8.2 Industrial Control and Factory Automation Product Category, Application and Specification

7.8.2.1 Product A

7.8.2.2 Product B

7.8.3 General Electric Co Industrial Control and Factory Automation Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)

7.8.4 Main Business/Business Overview

7.9 Siemens Ag

7.9.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors

7.9.2 Industrial Control and Factory Automation Product Category, Application and Specification

7.9.2.1 Product A

7.9.2.2 Product B

7.9.3 Siemens Ag Industrial Control and Factory Automation Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)

7.9.4 Main Business/Business Overview

7.10 Yokogawa Electric Corporation

7.10.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors

7.10.2 Industrial Control and Factory Automation Product Category, Application and Specification

7.10.2.1 Product A

7.10.2.2 Product B

7.10.3 Yokogawa Electric Corporation Industrial Control and Factory Automation Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)

7.10.4 Main Business/Business Overview

………………….. Continued

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S&P Global Market Intelligence Ranks the Best-Performing Community Banks and Credit Unions for 2016

Metro City Bank, First State Bank, and Idaho Central Credit Union crowned as top-performers in the three rankings

NEW YORK, March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Global Market Intelligence, a leader in multi-asset class research data and insight, released its annual rankings of 2016's 100 best-performing banks in three categories: community banks with assets between $1 billion and $10 billion, community banks with assets less than $1 billion, and top-performing credit unions.

Of the best-performing community banks with assets between $1 billion and $10 billion, Doraville, Ga.-based Metro City Bank earned the top place thanks in-part to the bank's almost 70% increase in total loans, hitting $967.3 million at year-end 2016. In the category of best-performing community banks with assets under $1 billion, Shallowater, Texas-based First State Bank took the No. 1 spot after reporting improved loan growth at 41.5% in 2016 and posting a hefty net interest margin of 5.32%. Idaho Central was named the top-performing credit union for the fifth year in a row as it continued to demonstrate some of the highest growth rates in member shares & nonmember deposits at 27.1% in 2016 along with overall member growth at 17.4%.

"The performance of the finalists is extremely impressive, especially in such a competitive banking environment," said J.P. O'Sullivan, Senior Director of Global Financial Institutions at S&P Global Market Intelligence. "Community banks and credit unions are an integral part of their local economies, helping people & businesses access credit and drive dollars back into the community. Each of these institutions has demonstrated a clear commitment to excellence, and the results speak for themselves."

  • Click here to see list of the top 100 community banks between $1 billion and $10 billion in assets for 2016.
  • Click here to see the list of the top 100 community banks under $1 billion in assets for 2016.
  • Click here for the 2016 ranking of the 50 top-performing U.S. credit unions.

S&P Global Market Intelligence ranked the best-performing community banks using six core financial performance metrics: pretax return on average tangible common equity, net charge-offs as a percentage of average loans, efficiency ratio, adjusted Texas ratio, net interest margin on a fully taxable equivalent basis and loan growth. Each company's standard deviation from the industry mean was calculated for every ranking metric, equally weighted, then added together to calculate a performance score. To help normalize the data and mitigate the impact of outliers, caps and floors were applied for each metric.

For this year's ranking, pretax return on average tangible common equity replaced return on average tangible assets as one of the six metrics. All of the other ranking metrics remained the same.

S&P Global Market Intelligence defined community banks as institutions with up to $10 billion in assets. In order for a bank to be eligible for the rankings, at least one-third of its balance sheet must be composed of loans, less than half of which could be attributable to credit card lending. Eligible banks had to be well-capitalized according to regulatory standards and could not have a majority of revenue derived from nontraditional banking activities.

Unlike in previous years, savings & loan holding companies, as well as savings banks and savings & loan associations were included in the ranking. Additionally, previous years' branch threshold of 60 was removed.

For the $1 billion-to-$10 billion ranking, S&P Global Market Intelligence ranked companies at the holding company level if consolidated data was reported; otherwise, the bank subsidiary was used. Companies that have parents with assets above $10 billion were excluded. For the under-$1 billion ranking, companies with a parent with more than $1 billion in assets were excluded. Based on these criteria, 546 companies were eligible for the $1 billion-to-$10 billion ranking, and 4,585 banks and thrifts were eligible for the under-$1 billion ranking.

S&P Global Market Intelligence ranked the nation's credit unions using five core financial performance metrics: member growth, market growth, operating expense as a percentage of operating revenue, net charge-offs as a percentage of average loans and delinquent loans as a percentage of total loans. To be eligible for the ranking, a credit union had to report more than $500 million in total assets and a net worth ratio of at least 7.0%. Based on these criteria, 508 credit unions qualified for the ranking.

S&P Global Market Intelligence will recognize the top performers in person at the sixth annual Community Bankers Conference on April 4 at the JW Marriott in New Orleans, LA.  The conference features community bankers and advisors from across the country sharing operational and financial strategies they've found useful in driving profitability. Details and registration can be found here.

About S&P Global Market Intelligence

At S&P Global Market Intelligence, we know that not all information is important—some of it is vital. Accurate, deep and insightful. We integrate financial and industry data, research and news into tools that help track performance, generate alpha, identify investment ideas, understand competitive and industry dynamics, perform valuations and assess credit risk. Investment professionals, government agencies, corporations and universities globally can gain the intelligence essential to making business and financial decisions with conviction.

S&P Global Market Intelligence a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence.

 

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Eight Out Of Ten Women Feel They Have Not Reached Their Full Potential

Special K® U.N. Foundation's Girl Up program team up to educate women about that strength gap

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Girls and women around the world view inner strength as important as happiness – and those two qualities are nearly two times more significant than physical beauty and wealth. Yet, eight out of 10 women feel they have not reached their full potential, according to new global research conducted and published by Special K®.1 This startling statistic represents the "strength gap" – recognized as the difference between how strong women feel (from the inside out) vs. how strong she could be, or her potential.

In a time where women are seemingly at their strongest with 77 percent feeling they possess inner strength – leading global companies, increasingly occupying boards, and bringing new dimensions to gender roles in and out of homes worldwide – three quarters still wish they possessed even greater reserves.

Following International Women's Day on March 8, Special K is taking a stance as a leader in the food and nutrition space – an area that has a significant impact on girls and women's sense of self – by announcing its commitment to educating young women about this gap through a partnership with the United Nations Foundation's Girl Up campaign.

Special K's report, "The New Face of Strength," reveals that many women feel the factors contributing to women's inner strength are within their control – such as nutrition, fitness, a sense of community and mental and emotional wellbeing. In fact, 68 percent of women surveyed cited food as important in fueling inner strength.

"Inner strength is as important as happiness to women around the world – and nearly two times more significant than physical beauty and wealth," said Doug VandeVelde, Senior Vice President at Kellogg Company. "We are committed to better understanding what defines inner strength, what it means for women today and the vital role nutrition plays in unlocking a woman's inner strength. Through our partnership with Girl Up in 2017, we'll provide key nutrition education for 500,000 girls and young women to help guide them toward their full potential."

Special K + Girl Up
A movement within the United Nations Foundation, Girl Up is led by girls and for girls, with the mission of uniting girls and empowering them to take action on behalf of the hardest-to-reach girls in places around the world where it's hardest to be a girl.

"We have nearly half a million advocates raising awareness, engaging and educating girls to change the world," said Anna Blue, deputy director of Girl Up. "We're thrilled to join forces with Special K to further our mission of inspiring girls and women to learn about their inner strength to make change for girls around the world."

It is within every girl and woman to reach their maximum potential in all aspects of life. Customized nutrition workshops and digital programs made available by Special K and Girl Up are critical resources to ensure young women around the world have the tools they need to live life at full strength, and they provide a way for the communities associated with both organizations to help build and support female empowerment.

The New Face of Strength
A number of findings detailed in "The New Face of Strength" attest to the importance of inner strength among women, including:

  • The stronger a woman feels, the more confident and motivated she is – which, in turn, impacts her positivity and proactivity.
    • Nine out of 10 women consider inner strength to be key to success, just ahead of intellect.
  • 80 percent of women feel stronger when helping others, contributing to a chain of strength – yet only 57 percent say they have received support from another woman.
    • For example, 84 percent of women in the US, 79 percent of women in the UK, 83 percent of women in Australia, 86 percent of women in Canada, 89 percent of women in Mexico and 79 percent of women in France say they feel stronger when helping others.
  • Inner strength is complex and multidimensional, and it varies by situation – 79 percent of women view determination as an important attribute in a professional space, yet only 59 percent view the trait as important when parenting.
  • Inner strength is viewed as an inherently female trait or need – 62 percent say that inner strength is most needed by women, with 9 percent feeling it is most needed by men.
  • We know nutrition contributes to the inner strength gap as 92 percent of women believe that food plays a vital role in how strong they feel.

Visit StrongFeedsStrong.com to learn more about the strength gap and share your story with #StrongFeedsStrong.

About Kellogg Company
At Kellogg Company (NYSE: K), we strive to make foods people love. This includes our beloved brands – Kellogg's®, Keebler®, Special K®, Pringles®, Kellogg's Frosted Flakes®, Pop-Tarts®, Kellogg's Corn Flakes®, Rice Krispies®, Cheez-It®, Eggo®, Mini-Wheats® and more – that nourish families so they can flourish and thrive. With 2015 sales of $13.5 billion and more than 1,600 foods, Kellogg is the world's leading cereal company; second largest producer of cookies, crackers and savory snacks; and a leading North American frozen foods company. Through our Breakfasts for Better DaysTM global hunger initiative, we've provided more than 1.4 billion servings of cereal and snacks to children and families in need around the world. To learn more, visit www.kelloggcompany.com or follow us on Twitter @KelloggCompany, YouTube and on Social K.

About Girl Up
Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation's adolescent girl campaign, supports the empowerment of girls everywhere.  Since its launch in 2010, the campaign has funded UN programs that promote the health, safety, education, and leadership of girls in developing countries and built a community of nearly half a million passionate advocates – including Girl Up Global Advocates Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan and Latin American business leader Angélica Fuentes.
Our youth leaders, representing more than 1400 Girl Up Clubs in 85 countries, stand up, speak up, and rise up to support the hardest to reach girls living in places where it is hardest to be a girl.
Learn more at GirlUp.org.

About the United Nations Foundation
The United Nations Foundation builds public-private partnerships to address the world's most pressing problems, and broadens support for the United Nations through advocacy and public outreach. Through innovative campaigns and initiatives, the Foundation connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The Foundation was created in 1998 as a U.S. public charity by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner and now is supported by philanthropic, corporate, government, and individual donors. Learn more at: www.unfoundation.org.

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1 On behalf of Special K, Edelman Intelligence surveyed over 6,000 women across Australia, Canada, France, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States. Women aged 21-55 were spoken to via a quantitative online survey fielded between December 2015 and January 2016. Each market sample was nationally representative of the online population.

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Methanol Market Expects Tightening Environmental Regulations To Spur Increasing Use of Methanol As Marine Fuel – MarketIntelReports

Wilmington, Delaware, United States, March 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The report “Global Menthol Market by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2021”, available on MarketIntelReports, estimates that marine fuel application could be a future growth driver. Browse numerous Market Tables as well as Figures which are spread through 118 Pages and an in-depth TOC on the “Methanol Market 2016 – 2021http://www.marketintelreports.com/report/glfr761/global-menthol-market-by-manufacturers-regions-type-and-application-forecast-to-2021Scope & Regional Forecast of the Methanol MarketMenthol is an organic compound with the chemical formula C10H20O that occurs naturally in mint and some other plants. It can be extracted from the leaves by distillation, and it can be made synthetically. Pure menthol is a crystalline solid. The compound is widely used in cough and cold remedies because of its soothing effects and as a flavoring in candy, chewing gum, medical products and cigarettes. The data of the report is based on the menthol product with purity of 99%min. And other products in lower menthol purity have been converted in the equivalent of 100%.Request Sample PDF Brochure @ http://www.marketintelreports.com/pdfdownload.php?id=glfr761This report focuses on the Menthol in Global market, especially in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle and Africa. This report categorizes the market based on manufacturers, regions, type and application. There are 13 Chapters to deeply display the global Menthol market.Inquiry before buying report @ http://www.marketintelreports.com/inquiry-before-buying.php?id=glfr761Prominent Segmentations Involved in the Methanol MarketThe Methanol Market can be broken down into various segmentations on the basis of –Type: Natural Type and Synthetical Type.Application: Oral Hygiene, Pharmaceuticals, Tobacco and Confectionaries.Geographical Location: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa.Some of the sample companies profiled in the Methanol Market report are as follows:Great Nation Essential OilsXiangsheng PerfumeBASFIfan ChemMentha & Allied ProductsNeeru EnterprisesVinayakHindustan Mint&Agro ProductsA.G. Industries Why buy this report?Get a detailed picture of the Methanol Market.Pinpoint growth sectors and identify factors driving change.Understand the competitive environment, the market’s major players and leading brands.A five-year forecast method is used in order to assess how the market is predicted to develop.Purchase Methanol Market Report @ http://www.marketintelreports.com/purchase.php?id=glfr761About Us:MarketIntelReports (MIR) aims to empower our clients to successfully manage and outperform in their business decisions. We do this by providing Premium Market Intelligence, Strategic Insights and Databases from a range of Global Publishers. MarketIntelReports currently has more than 150,000 plus titles and 100+ publishers on our platform and growing consistently to fill the “Global Intelligence Demand – Supply Gap”. We cover more than 15 industry verticals being: Automotive, Electronics, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, Chemicals, Building & Construction, Agriculture, Food & Beverages, Banking & Finance, Media and Government, Public Sector Studies.Media Contact:Company Name: Market Intel Reports
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Impesa Appoints Johnny Robles as Chief Technology Officer

As CTO, Robles will Head Up Strategic Initiatives for Impesa’s SaaS Product Line and Oversee IT Operations

Impesa®, a SaaS development company that has launched a suite of FinTech products including the self-service credit and debit card management tool Monibyte® plus Business Intelligence and Analytics solutions, announces the appointment of Johnny Robles as CTO.

„We are excited that Johnny will bring his expertise in developing platforms and services that are a profit center for banks and empower their commercial corporate clients and retail customers, along with developing other new SaaS initiatives,” said Mario Hernández, CEO and Chairman of Impesa. „I have worked with Johnny for many years and he was instrumental in helping to develop our flagship product. I am thrilled to have him on the team as CTO.”

We are excited that Johnny will bring his expertise in developing platforms and services that are a profit center for banks and empower their commercial corporate clients and retail customers, along with developing other new SaaS initiatives.

Mario Hernández, CEO and Chairman, IMPESA

Robles has extensive experience in technology, banking and financial services. Formerly serving as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of a regional financial group in Costa Rica, he was responsible for portfolio management, strategic technology planning and IT operations across Central America.

With over thirteen years of experience in information technology services in the banking industries, Robles will be tasked to lead Impesa’s technology, business intelligence and analytics, and machine learning initiatives.

In addition to his track record in the banking sector, Robles has also developed software solutions for very specific problems like fraud detection and financial forecasting algorithms. He has also performed research in the fields of neural networks and machine learning. Since 2013, he provided third-party testing and evaluation of Impesa’s Monibyte software, and has intricate knowledge of the product because it was used by the Costa Rican financial institution where Robles was CIO, and Hernández was CEO and COO.

Robles has a BA in computer engineering, a Master’s degree in project management and technology administration, and is pursuing his second Master’s degree in computer science and machine learning.

About IMPESA

Founded in Costa Rica in 2013, Impesa is an innovator of mobile and digital payment solutions. The company has developed technologies including card integration with satellite positioning systems (GPS) for large local and multinational distribution companies that use the software to manage fleets. These technologies are included in Impesa’s revolutionary flagship SaaS platform, Monibyte. Developed completely in-house by a dedicated team of engineers and programmers, the software has processed millions of transactions with major international corporate clients since launching in 2014, and is expanding into US and international markets. For banks, Monibyte is an unprecedented addition to their commercial credit and debit card portfolios, and as a byproduct mitigates over 90% of credit card fraud, potentially saving millions. For companies that are corporate customers of banks that offer Monibyte, it is an invaluable tool that allows 100% control of how every credit or debit card within the organization can be used. From sums of money, to type of currency, days of the week, time of day, geographic location and specific merchant; parameters can be changed instantly in real-time from the easy-to-use, web-based interface or smartphone app, without having to contact the bank. Monibyte integrates with most major ERPs, saving time and money on accounting tasks and eliminating expense reports.

IMPESA’s Founder, Chairman and CEO, Mario Hernández, is a known expert in the field of electronic payment innovation. He was honored with International Banker’s Best Innovation in Retail and Commercial Banking award in 2015, interviewed at The London Stock Exchange, and was a featured speaker and panelist at the Mobile Payments Latin America Summit in 2016.

IMPESA has offices in San José, Costa Rica and Stamford, Connecticut. For more information, visit impesa.net

Source: Impesa

Flocculant and Coagulant Market Viewed As A Vital Component For Dealing With Urban Garbage Around The World – MarketIntelReports

Wilmington, Delaware, United States, March 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The report “Global Flocculant and Coagulant Sales Market by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2021”, available on MarketIntelReports, estimates that growing public awareness will transform Asia-Pacific market into a key future growth driver. Browse numerous Market Tables as well as Figures which are spread through 111 Pages and an in-depth TOC on the “Flocculant and Coagulant Market 2016 – 2021http://www.marketintelreports.com/report/glfr142/global-flocculant-and-coagulant-sales-market-by-manufacturers-regions-type-and-application-forecast-to-2021Scope & Regional Forecast of the Flocculant and Coagulant MarketFlocculant and coagulant are important chemicals used in water and wastewater treatment processes for solids removal, water clarification, lime softening, sludge thickening, and solids dewatering.Request Sample PDF Brochure @ http://www.marketintelreports.com/pdfdownload.php?id=glfr142Coagulation is the process by which particles become destabilized and begin to clump together. Coagulation is an essential component in water treatment operations. Evaluation and optimization of the coagulation/rapid mixing step of the water treatment process includes a variety of aspects. Flocculants gather the destabilized particles together and cause them to agglomerate and drop out of solution.Inquiry before buying report @ http://www.marketintelreports.com/inquiry-before-buying.php?id=glfr142Prominent Segmentations Involved in the Flocculant and Coagulant MarketThe Flocculant and Coagulant Market can be broken down into various segmentations on the basis of –Type: Coagulant and Flocculant.Application: Water Treatment, Oil & Gas, Minerals Extraction, Paper and Other.Geographical Location: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa.Some of the sample companies profiled in the Flocculant and Coagulant Market report are as follows:Zhongke TianzeHYMO CORPGuangzheng Aluminum AaltGEOSolenisHuntsmanSolvayHolland CompanyWPCPToagosei Group Why buy this report?Get a detailed picture of the Flocculant and Coagulant Market.Pinpoint growth sectors and identify factors driving change.Understand the competitive environment, the market’s major players and leading brands.A five-year forecast method is used in order to assess how the market is predicted to develop.Purchase Flocculant and Coagulant Market Report @ http://www.marketintelreports.com/purchase.php?id=glfr142About Us:MarketIntelReports (MIR) aims to empower our clients to successfully manage and outperform in their business decisions. We do this by providing Premium Market Intelligence, Strategic Insights and Databases from a range of Global Publishers. MarketIntelReports currently has more than 150,000 plus titles and 100+ publishers on our platform and growing consistently to fill the “Global Intelligence Demand – Supply Gap”. We cover more than 15 industry verticals being: Automotive, Electronics, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, Chemicals, Building & Construction, Agriculture, Food & Beverages, Banking & Finance, Media and Government, Public Sector Studies.Media Contact:Company Name: Market Intel Reports
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Frontline Education Supports Employee Attraction and Retention Programs for K-12 Organizations

MALVERN, Pa., March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Frontline Education today announced a marked increase in Frontline Recruiting & Hiring solution sales. Fort Worth Independent School District, several districts through the Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES as well as the South East Education Cooperative, among many others, have added Frontline Recruiting & Hiring to their Frontline Education solutions portfolio. The districts are adopting a more comprehensive partnership strategy through Frontline Education’s Insights Platform. The driving force behind the spike has been attributed to a combination of seasonality and the K-12 education applicant pool.  

The increase that Frontline Education has experienced in Recruiting & Hiring clients is timely and relevant to districts’ seasonal focus on employee recruitment and retention. Each year, according to a report from the Learning Policy Institute1, approximately 16 percent of educators leave their school, making late winter and early spring high concentration periods for employee recruitment, hiring and retention efforts at districts nationwide. Newly certified educators are graduating from their programs and it is just before contract renewal period for experienced educators.  

„Districts are currently in the throes of recruiting and are actively seeking solutions in attracting and retaining candidates,” said SVP, Sales & Client Success Jim Catalino. „With just a few short months until the end of the school year, we are seeing a greater investment in their Recruiting & Hiring programs.” 

Teacher and Substitute Shortages are also contributing factors to districts’ need for support of their programs and processes from solutions in Recruiting & Hiring, in an effort to counteract the educator and substitute educator shortages. The issue of absences and shortages is also heavily considered in research conducted through the Frontline Research & Learning Institute. 

„The teacher shortage and the substitute shortage are prevalent issues for districts nationwide,” said Catalino. „It is critical that districts have additional support in their processes and programs to make the application and onboarding process easy, secure and intuitive. We believe this is, in part, responsible for the increase in Frontline Recruiting & Hiring contracts.” 

Frontline Education benefits K-12 organizations by unifying solutions for recruiting and hiring allowing them to streamline process. Frontline Recruiting & Hiring allows districts to recruit more applicants with ease, identify and quickly hire the best candidates, get new hires up to speed and manage employee records online after the hire. At the height of hiring season, these are core needs for school districts across the country. 

1 Sutcher, L., Darling-Hammond, L., & Carver-Thomas, D. (2016). A coming crisis in teaching? Teacher supply, demand, and shortages in the U.S.. Palo Alto, CA: Learning Policy Institute.

About Frontline Education: 
Frontline Education is an integrated insights partner serving more than 9,500 K-12 organizations and millions of educators, administrators and support personnel in their efforts to develop the next generation of learners. With more than 15 years of experience serving the front line of education, Frontline Education provides actionable intelligence that enables informed decisions and drives engagement across school systems. Bringing together the best education software solutions into one unified platform, Frontline is pioneering a human capital management approach that meets the unique needs of education. The Frontline Insights Platform makes it possible to efficiently and effectively manage the administrative needs of the education community with solutions including Frontline Recruiting & Hiring, Frontline Absence & Time, Frontline Professional Growth and Frontline Special Ed & Interventions. Frontline Education corporate headquarters are in Malvern, Pennsylvania, with offices in Andover, Massachusetts, Rockville Centre, New York and Chicago, Illinois. 

Learn more at frontlineeducation.com  

SOURCE Frontline Education

Frontline Education Supports Employee Attraction and Retention Programs for K-12 Organizations

MALVERN, Pa., March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Frontline Education today announced a marked increase in Frontline Recruiting & Hiring solution sales. Fort Worth Independent School District, several districts through the Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES as well as the South East Education Cooperative, among many others, have added Frontline Recruiting & Hiring to their Frontline Education solutions portfolio. The districts are adopting a more comprehensive partnership strategy through Frontline Education’s Insights Platform. The driving force behind the spike has been attributed to a combination of seasonality and the K-12 education applicant pool.  

The increase that Frontline Education has experienced in Recruiting & Hiring clients is timely and relevant to districts’ seasonal focus on employee recruitment and retention. Each year, according to a report from the Learning Policy Institute1, approximately 16 percent of educators leave their school, making late winter and early spring high concentration periods for employee recruitment, hiring and retention efforts at districts nationwide. Newly certified educators are graduating from their programs and it is just before contract renewal period for experienced educators.  

„Districts are currently in the throes of recruiting and are actively seeking solutions in attracting and retaining candidates,” said SVP, Sales & Client Success Jim Catalino. „With just a few short months until the end of the school year, we are seeing a greater investment in their Recruiting & Hiring programs.” 

Teacher and Substitute Shortages are also contributing factors to districts’ need for support of their programs and processes from solutions in Recruiting & Hiring, in an effort to counteract the educator and substitute educator shortages. The issue of absences and shortages is also heavily considered in research conducted through the Frontline Research & Learning Institute. 

„The teacher shortage and the substitute shortage are prevalent issues for districts nationwide,” said Catalino. „It is critical that districts have additional support in their processes and programs to make the application and onboarding process easy, secure and intuitive. We believe this is, in part, responsible for the increase in Frontline Recruiting & Hiring contracts.” 

Frontline Education benefits K-12 organizations by unifying solutions for recruiting and hiring allowing them to streamline process. Frontline Recruiting & Hiring allows districts to recruit more applicants with ease, identify and quickly hire the best candidates, get new hires up to speed and manage employee records online after the hire. At the height of hiring season, these are core needs for school districts across the country. 

1 Sutcher, L., Darling-Hammond, L., & Carver-Thomas, D. (2016). A coming crisis in teaching? Teacher supply, demand, and shortages in the U.S.. Palo Alto, CA: Learning Policy Institute.

About Frontline Education: 
Frontline Education is an integrated insights partner serving more than 9,500 K-12 organizations and millions of educators, administrators and support personnel in their efforts to develop the next generation of learners. With more than 15 years of experience serving the front line of education, Frontline Education provides actionable intelligence that enables informed decisions and drives engagement across school systems. Bringing together the best education software solutions into one unified platform, Frontline is pioneering a human capital management approach that meets the unique needs of education. The Frontline Insights Platform makes it possible to efficiently and effectively manage the administrative needs of the education community with solutions including Frontline Recruiting & Hiring, Frontline Absence & Time, Frontline Professional Growth and Frontline Special Ed & Interventions. Frontline Education corporate headquarters are in Malvern, Pennsylvania, with offices in Andover, Massachusetts, Rockville Centre, New York and Chicago, Illinois. 

Learn more at frontlineeducation.com  

SOURCE Frontline Education