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Pekka Ala-Pietilä Proposed by SAP Supervisory Board as Designated Successor to Chairman Hasso Plattner

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WALLDORF, Germany, Feb. 11, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — The Supervisory Board of SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) has nominated Mr. Pekka Ala-Pietilä to stand for election as a new member of the Supervisory Board and proposes Mr. Ala-Pietilä as the designated successor to Chairman Prof. Dr. Hasso Plattner. Mr. Ala-Pietilä will stand for election for a two-year term at the next Annual General Meeting and, if elected, will assume the role of chair.

SAP and Dr. h.c. Punit Renjen have mutually agreed to part ways because of a difference in perspective on the role of SAP Supervisory Board chair, which Punit Renjen was designated to assume. Punit Renjen has chosen to resign his mandate on the SAP Supervisory Board with effect from the end of SAP’s Annual General Meeting on May 15, 2024.

Pekka Ala-Pietilä (67) has an illustrious track record in European innovation and technology and is well-positioned to lead SAP’s ongoing successful transformation. He was President of Nokia Corporation from 1999–2005 and a member of the SAP Supervisory Board from 2002–2021. He was the Chairman of the EU Commission’s High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence from 2018-2020 and chair of Finland’s Artificial Intelligence Programme from 2017-2019. He currently serves on several European corporate boards, including as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Dutch multinational location intelligence company HERE Technologies. Mr Ala-Pietilä holds honorary Doctorates in Technology from Tampere University of Technology and in Science from the Aalto University School of Business. He lives in Helsinki.

“After two decades at the helm of SAP SE, the company I’ve nurtured from its inception, ensuring a successful handover of the leadership baton is paramount to me and crucial for SAP’s continued success,” said Prof. Dr. Hasso Plattner, who has served as Chairman since 2003. “In Pekka Ala-Pietilä, I recognize a leader who not only possesses a profound understanding of our industry and the intricacies of European SE governance, but also one who has been a steadfast ally through many of SAP’s pivotal moments. Before looking ahead, let me also express my deep gratitude to Punit Renjen for his efforts and contributions. His energy level and dedication have been exceptional from the beginning. As we welcome Pekka Ala-Pietilä, I am filled with confidence that SAP’s Supervisory Board is in the most capable hands. His vision and well-measured approach are exactly what SAP needs to safeguard its future and ensure its ongoing success.”

Pekka Ala-Pietilä said, “I am grateful to the Supervisory Board of SAP and to Hasso Plattner for the opportunity to rejoin this dynamic European technology leader at such a pivotal time. Thanks to the great people at SAP, the company has set the global standard for enterprise technology for more than 50 years and is now a trailblazer in developing and deploying relevant, reliable, responsible Business AI that will fundamentally change the way business runs. I look forward to working together with colleagues old and new to build on SAP’s track record of delivering revolutionary technology that drives real results.”

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SAP’s strategy is to help every business run as an intelligent, sustainable enterprise. As a market leader in enterprise application software, we help companies of all sizes and in all industries run at their best: SAP customers generate 87% of total global commerce. Our machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics technologies help turn customers’ businesses into intelligent enterprises. SAP helps give people and organizations deep business insight and fosters collaboration that helps them stay ahead of their competition. We simplify technology for companies so they can consume our software the way they want – without disruption. Our end-to-end suite of applications and services enables business and public customers across 26 industries globally to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and make a difference. With a global network of customers, partners, employees, and thought leaders, SAP helps the world run better and improve people’s lives. For more information, visit www.sap.com

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The Standard Titled “Technical and Application Requirements for Intelligent Software Engineering Part 1: Large-scale Code Models”, in which Xiao-I (NASDAQ: AIXI) Participated, has been Officially Released

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SHANGHAI, March 1, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Recently, the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (“CAICT”) and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (“ICBC”) jointly released a milestone industry standard called “Technical and Application Requirements for Intelligent Software Engineering Part 1: Large-scale Code Models” (Standard Number AIIA/PG 0110-2023). It is worth mentioning that Xiao-I Corporation (NASDAQ: AIXI) (“Xiao-I” or the “Company”), a leading company in the field of artificial intelligence, has actively participated in the development of this standard. The release of this standard marks the birth of the industry’s first large-scale code model standard, providing strong support for the healthy and orderly development of the Artificial Intelligence for Software Engineering (AI4SE) industry.

The new standard provides detailed specifications for the technical capabilities and application requirements of large-scale code models, covering various stages such as research and development, evaluation, and acceptance. Its aim is to provide clear references for enterprises in the construction and improvement process of large-scale code models. The standard covers three main parts: general capabilities, specific scenario capabilities, and application maturity. These include 16 capability items and over 100 specific capability requirements. These requirements establish comprehensive technical capability standards for large-scale code models across multiple dimensions, including input diversity, task diversity, language comprehensiveness, result acceptability, and result accuracy.

The release of this standard is of great significance in promoting the standardization and development of large-scale code model technology. It will not only enhance the overall technical level of the industry but also facilitate cooperation and communication among enterprises, promoting the industry’s development towards a more standardized and professional direction.

Xiao-I has always been at the forefront of innovation in the field of artificial intelligence. In June 2023, the Company released the Huazang General Model, aiming to create an operating system for the new era of artificial intelligence with the core principles of “being controllable, customizable, and deliverable.” By actively participating in the development of industry standards related to large-scale models, Xiao-I has not only demonstrated its forward-thinking layout, but also its determination and responsibility as a leading domestic AI company in promoting the standardization process in the industry.

Looking ahead, Xiao-I will continue to devote itself to the standardization work in the field of artificial intelligence, actively participating in the development and revision of relevant standards, and contributing wisdom and strength to the healthy development of the industry. Meanwhile, the Company will continue to promote technological innovation, improve product performance, provide users with high-quality artificial intelligence services, and contribute to the efficient and rapid development of China’s artificial intelligence industry.

About Xiao-I Corporation

Xiao-I Corporation is a leading cognitive intelligence enterprise in China that offers a diverse range of business solutions and services in artificial intelligence, covering natural language processing,voice and image recognition, machine learning and affective computing. Since its inception in 2001,the Company has developed an extensive portfolio of cognitive intelligence technologies that are highly suitable and have been applied to a wide variety of business cases. Xiao-I powers its cognitive intelligence products and services with its cutting-edge, proprietary AI technologies to enable and promote industrial digitization, intelligent upgrading, and transformation.For more information, please visit: www.xiaoi.com. 

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this announcement are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on the Company’s current expectations and projections about future events that the Company believes may affect its financial condition, results of operations, business strategy and financial needs. Investors can identify these forward-looking statements by words or phrases such as “approximates,” “assesses,” “believes,” “hopes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “projects,” “intends,” “plans,” “will,” “would,” “should,” “could,” “may” or similar expressions. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law. Although the Company believes that the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot assure you that such expectations will turn out to be correct, and the Company cautions investors that actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results and encourages investors to review other factors that may affect its future results in the Company’s registration statement and other filings with the SEC.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:
Ms. Berry Xia
Email: ir@xiaoi.com 

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Update on shares repurchased during the first quarter 2024: Loomis AB

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STOCKHOLM, March 1, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Loomis AB has through the repurchase program that was resolved and communicated on January 30, 2024, and that is still being executed, repurchased 310,898 shares as of February 29, 2024. Loomis AB’s holding of own shares thereby amounts to 4,519,680 shares, corresponding to 6.0% of the outstanding shares in the company. The total number of shares in Loomis AB, including the company’s own shares, amounts to 75,279,829.

The share repurchases may comprise an amount up to a maximum of SEK 200 million and will end no later than on April 5, 2024.

For information about transactions in the repurchase program, please see: www.nasdaqomxnordic.com/news/corporate-actions/repurchase-of-own-shares.

This press release is also available on the company’s website, www.loomis.com.

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Jenny Boström
Head of Sustainability and IR
Mobile: +46 79 006 45 92
Email: jenny.bostrom@loomis.com

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Bitget Wallet now supports the Blast Mainnet, pioneering full ecosystem support as a Web3 wallet

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VICTORIA, Seychelles, March 1, 2024 /CNW/ — The globally leading Web3 trading wallet Bitget Wallet has now integrated support for the Blast Mainnet, making it the first all-in-one Web3 wallet for the Blast ecosystem. Users can effortlessly add and switch mainnets within the wallet with just one click, without the need for manual configuration. This integration enables users to manage, transfer, swap, and interact on one of the largest L2 launches in 2024.

Bitget Wallet has aggregated liquidity from mainstream DEXs within the Blast ecosystem, such as BlasterSwap and MonoSwap, into its Swap feature. This allows for mainnet token Swap transactions, providing users with convenient services for trading assets on the Blast blockchain.

During the Blast testnet phase, Bitget Wallet was among the first to offer support, unveiled a dedicated zone in its DApp page for Blast. This section featured over 40 elite projects from Blast’s Big Bang incentive program, enabling users to easily explore, interact, and potentially receive future airdrops in the Blast ecosystem. Following the launch of the Blast mainnet, Bitget Wallet plans to continue integrating popular projects from the Blast ecosystem, offering users extensive asset management features and a comprehensive ecosystem experience.

Bitget Wallet’s COO, Alvin Kan, highlights Blast as a Layer 2 solution with staking at its core, gaining market attention since launch. He says, “We’re committed to cutting-edge tech, lowering Web3 engagement barriers. Collaborating with quality mainnets like Blast, we aim to drive Web3 ecosystem growth.”

This week, Bitget Wallet engages with popular Blast ecosystem projects, exploring market traction, “Stake Layer 2” narrative, TVL enhancement strategies by staking and earning points, notable projects, and effective ways for users to participate in the Blast ecosystem upon mainnet launch. This provides users with valuable insights for meaningful ecosystem engagement.

Additionally, Bitget Wallet is organizing major events to support the Blast ecosystem, providing users with opportunities for discovering new assets.

About Bitget Wallet

Bitget Wallet stands as Asia’s largest and one of the world’s top non-custodial Web3 wallets, boasting over 19 million users globally. Featuring a comprehensive array of features including asset management, intelligent market data, swap functionality, launchpad, inscribing, DApp browsing, and more, Bitget Wallet promises users an unmatched multi-chain Web3 experience. Currently, Bitget Wallet supports over 100 blockchains, hundreds of EVM-compatible chains, and more than 250,000 cryptocurrencies. By aggregating liquidity across hundreds of leading DEXs and cross-chain bridges, Bitget Wallet is able to facilitate seamless and efficient trades on 40+ blockchains.

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