K12 Inc. Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2019 with Revenues of $253.3 Million

HERNDON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), a technology-based education company and leading
provider of online curriculum and online school programs for students in
pre-K through high school, today announced its results for the third
fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2019.

Financial Highlights for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2019 (Third
Quarter Fiscal Year 2019)

  • Revenues of $253.3 million, compared to revenues of $232.9 million in
    the third quarter of FY 2018.
  • Operating income of $23.3 million, compared to $19.7 million in the
    third quarter of FY 2018.
  • Net income attributable to common stockholders of $18.5 million,
    compared to $13.1 million in the third quarter of FY 2018.
  • Diluted net income attributable to common stockholders per share of
    $0.44, compared to $0.32 in the third quarter of FY 2018.

To supplement our financial statements presented in accordance with U.S.
generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), we are also presenting
adjusted operating income (loss) and adjusted EBITDA. Management
believes that these additional metrics provide useful information to our
investors as an indicator of performance because they exclude
stock-based compensation expenses. Non-GAAP Financial Highlights for the
three months ended March 31, 2019 (Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2019) are
as follows:

  • Adjusted operating income of $27.2 million, compared to $24.3 million
    in the third quarter of FY 2018.
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $44.3 million, compared to adjusted EBITDA of $42.7
    million in the third quarter of FY 2018.

A reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most
directly comparable GAAP financial measures is provided below.

Financial Highlights for the Nine Months Ended March 31, 2019
(Year-to-Date Fiscal 2019)

  • Revenues of $759.4 million, compared to $678.9 million for the first
    nine months of FY 2018.
  • Operating income of $42.8 million, compared to $15.7 million for the
    first nine months of FY 2018.
  • Net income attributable to common stockholders of $33.9 million,
    compared to $18.3 million for the first nine months of FY 2018.
  • Diluted net income attributable to common stockholders per share of
    $0.84, compared to $0.45 for the first nine months of FY 2018.

Non-GAAP Financial Highlights for the Nine Months Ended March 31, 2019
(Year-to-Date Fiscal 2019) are as follows:

  • Adjusted operating income of $54.9 million, compared to $30.5 million
    for the first nine months of FY 2018.
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $108.2 million, compared to $88.1 million for the
    first nine months of FY 2018.

A reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most
directly comparable GAAP financial measures is provided below.

Liquidity

As of March 31, 2019, the Company had cash, cash equivalents, and
restricted cash of $236.0 million, an increase of $2.9 million compared
to $233.1 million reported at June 30, 2018. On a year-over-year basis,
cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash increased $8.1 million
compared to March 31, 2018.

Capital Expenditures

Capital expenditures for the nine months ended March 31, 2019 were $36.7
million, an increase of $3.4 million from the prior year’s first nine
months, and was comprised of:

  • $2.4 million for property and equipment,
  • $20.6 million for capitalized software development, and
  • $13.7 million for capitalized curriculum development.

Revenue and Enrollment Data

Revenue

The Company’s lines of business are: Managed Public School Programs
(programs which offer an integrated package of systems, services,
products, and professional expertise that K12 manages to support an
online or blended public school, including administrative support,
information technology, academic support services, online curriculum,
learning system platforms, and instructional services), Institutional
(Non-managed Public School Programs – programs which provide
instruction, curriculum, supplemental courses, marketing, enrollment and
other educational services where K12 does not provide primary
administrative support services and Institutional Software and Services
– educational software and services provided to school districts, public
schools and other educational institutions), and Private Pay Schools and
Other (private schools for which the Company charges student tuition and
makes direct consumer sales). The following table sets forth the
Company’s revenues for the periods indicated:

         

Three Months Ended
March 31,

Change 2019 / 2018

Nine Months Ended
March 31,

Change 2019 / 2018
2019   2018 $   % 2019   2018 $   %
(In thousands, except percentages)
 
Managed Public School Programs $ 222,645 $ 200,580 $ 22,065 11.0 % $ 665,981 $ 572,478 $ 93,503 16.3 %
 
Institutional
Non-managed Public School Programs 12,776 13,250 (474 ) -3.6 % 37,398 44,401 (7,003 ) -15.8 %
Institutional Software & Services   8,530   9,605   (1,075 ) -11.2 %   29,515   34,500   (4,985 ) -14.4 %
Total Institutional 21,306 22,855 (1,549 ) -6.8 % 66,913 78,901 (11,988 ) -15.2 %
Private Pay Schools and Other   9,301   9,429   (128 ) -1.4 %   26,544   27,481   (937 ) -3.4 %
Total Revenues $ 253,252 $ 232,864 $ 20,388   8.8 % $ 759,438 $ 678,860 $ 80,578   11.9 %
 

Enrollment Data

The following table sets forth average enrollment data for the period
indicated. These figures exclude enrollments from classroom pilot
programs and consumer programs.

             

Three Months Ended
March 31,

  2019 / 2018    

Nine Months Ended
March 31,

  2019 / 2018
2019   2018 Change Change % 2019   2018 Change Change %
(In thousands, except percentages)
 
Managed Public School Programs (1,2) 117.1 110.8 6.3 5.7 % 117.0 109.8 7.2 6.6 %
Non-managed Public School Programs (1) 24.5 24.3 0.2 0.8 % 24.0 24.1 (0.1 ) -0.4 %
 
    (1)   If a school changes from a Managed Public School Program to a
Non-managed Public School Program, the corresponding enrollment
classification would change in the period in which the contract
arrangement changed.
(2) Managed Public School Programs include enrollments for which K12
receives no public funding or revenue.
 

Revenue per Enrollment Data

The following table sets forth revenue per average enrollment data for
students in Public School Programs for the period indicated.

         
Three Months Ended Change Nine Months Ended Change
March 31,   2019 / 2018 March 31,   2019 / 2018
2019   2018 $   % 2019   2018 $   %
Managed Public School Programs $ 1,901 $ 1,810 91 5.0 % $ 5,692 $ 5,214 478 9.2 %
Non-managed Public School Programs 521 545 (24 ) -4.4 % 1,558 1,842 (284 ) -15.4 %
 

Outlook

The Company is reaffirming, and tightening, the forecast for the full
year, fiscal 2019

  • Revenue in the range of $1,005.0 million to $1,010.0 million.
  • Adjusted operating income in the range of $58.0 million to $60.0
    million. (3)
  • Capital expenditures of $47.0 million to $50.0 million. Note: Capital
    expenditures include the purchase of property and equipment, and
    capitalized software and curriculum development costs as presented in
    our Statements of Cash Flows.
   

(3)

  In addition to providing guidance on revenue and capital
expenditures, adjusted operating income is provided as a
supplemental non-GAAP financial measure as management believes that
it provides useful information to our investors.
 

Special Note on Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within
the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We
have tried, whenever possible, to identify these forward-looking
statements using words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,”
“continues,” “likely,” “may,” “opportunity,” “potential,” “projects,”
“will,” “expects,” “plans,” “intends” and similar expressions to
identify forward looking statements, whether in the negative or the
affirmative. These statements reflect our current beliefs and are based
upon information currently available to us. Accordingly, such
forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks,
uncertainties and other factors which could cause our actual results,
performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed
in, or implied by, such statements. These risks, uncertainties, factors
and contingencies include, but are not limited to: reduction of per
pupil funding amounts at the schools we serve; inability to achieve a
sufficient level of new enrollments to sustain our business model;
failure to enter into new managed school contracts or renew existing
contracts, in part or in their entirety; failure of the schools we serve
or us to comply with federal, state and local regulations, resulting in
a loss of funding, an obligation to repay funds previously received or
contractual remedies; governmental investigations that could result in
fines, penalties, settlements, or injunctive relief; declines or
variations in academic performance outcomes of the students and schools
we serve as curriculum standards, testing programs and state
accountability metrics evolve; harm to our reputation resulting from
poor performance or misconduct by operators or us in any school in our
industry and/or in any school in which we operate; legal and regulatory
challenges from opponents of virtual public education or for-profit
education companies; discrepancies in interpretation of legislation by
regulatory agencies that may lead to payment or funding disputes;
termination of our contracts with schools due to a loss of authorizing
charter; entry of new competitors with superior technologies and lower
prices; unsuccessful integration of mergers, acquisitions and joint
ventures; failure to further develop, maintain and enhance our
technology, products, services and brands; inadequate recruiting,
training and retention of effective teachers and employees; infringement
of our intellectual property; and other risks and uncertainties
associated with our business described in the Company’s filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission. Although the Company believes the
expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon
reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that the expectations
will be attained or that any deviation will not be material. All
information in this release is as of March 31, 2019, and the Company
undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to
conform the statement to actual results or changes in the Company’s
expectations.

Conference Call

The Company will discuss its third quarter fiscal year 2019 financial
results during a conference call scheduled for Tuesday, April 23, 2019
at 5:00 p.m. eastern time (ET).

The conference call will be webcast and available at http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=133286.
Please access the web site at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the
call.

To participate in the live call, investors and analysts should dial
(877) 407-4019 (domestic) or (201) 689-8337 (international) at 4:45 p.m.
(ET). No passcode is required.

A replay of the call will be available starting on April 23, 2019 at
8:00 p.m. ET through May 23, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. ET, at (877) 660-6853
(domestic) or (201) 612-7415 (international) using conference ID
13687637. A webcast replay of the call will be available at http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=133286
for 30 days.

Financial Statements

The financial statements set forth below are not the complete set of K12
Inc.’s financial statements for the three and nine months ended March
31, 2019, and are presented below without footnotes. Readers are
encouraged to obtain and carefully review K12 Inc.’s Quarterly Report on
Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, including all financial
statements contained therein and the footnotes thereto, filed with the
SEC, which may be retrieved from the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov
or from K12 Inc.’s website at www.k12.com.

 
K12 INC.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
 
March 31, June 30,
2019 2018
(audited)
(In thousands except share and per share data)
ASSETS
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 234,025 $ 231,113
Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $9,008 and $12,384 at March
31, 2019 and June 30, 2018, respectively
238,614 176,319
Inventories, net 17,195 31,134
Prepaid expenses 17,958 10,278
Other current assets   14,181     10,388  
Total current assets 521,973 459,232
Property and equipment, net 32,778 28,868
Capitalized software, net 51,693 55,488
Capitalized curriculum development costs, net 51,160 53,558
Intangible assets, net 15,723 17,951
Goodwill 90,197 90,197
Deposits and other assets   45,486     36,669  
Total assets $ 809,010   $ 741,963  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities
Current portion of capital lease obligations $ 24,499 $ 13,353
Accounts payable 23,208 29,362
Accrued liabilities 17,706 14,345
Accrued compensation and benefits 30,549 36,050
Deferred revenue   52,827     23,114  
Total current liabilities 148,789 116,224
Capital lease obligations, net of current portion 6,698 12,665
Deferred rent, net of current portion 2,524 3,270
Deferred tax liability 18,211 12,577
Other long-term liabilities   8,048     10,038  
Total liabilities   184,270     154,774  
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders’ equity
Common stock, par value $0.0001; 100,000,000 shares authorized;
45,542,026 and 44,902,567 shares issued; and 40,207,283 and
39,567,824 shares outstanding at March 31, 2019 and June 30, 2018,
respectively
4 4
Additional paid-in capital 708,269 703,351
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (181 ) (252 )
Retained earnings (accumulated deficit) 19,130 (13,432 )
Treasury stock of 5,334,743 shares at cost at March 31, 2019 and
June 30, 2018
  (102,482 )   (102,482 )
Total stockholders’ equity   624,740     587,189  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 809,010   $ 741,963  
 
   

K12 INC.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF
OPERATIONS

 
Three Months Ended March 31,     Nine Months Ended March 31,
2019     2018 2019     2018
(In thousands except share and per share data)
Revenues $ 253,252 $ 232,864 $ 759,438 $ 678,860
Cost and expenses
Instructional costs and services 168,260 148,878 487,574 435,408
Selling, administrative, and other operating expenses 59,382 62,267 222,143 220,507
Product development expenses   2,343     2,002     6,916     7,276
Total costs and expenses   229,985     213,147     716,633     663,191
Income from operations 23,267 19,717 42,805 15,669
Interest income, net 754 261 1,547 535
Other income (expense), net   556         (40 )  
Income before income taxes, loss from equity method investments
and noncontrolling interest
24,577 19,978 44,312 16,204
Income tax benefit (expense) (5,842 ) (6,935 ) (9,858 ) 1,869
Loss from equity method investments   (273 )       (562 )  
Net income 18,462 13,043 33,892 18,073
Add net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest       27         200
Net income attributable to common stockholders $ 18,462   $ 13,070   $ 33,892   $ 18,273
Net income attributable to common stockholders per share:
Basic $ 0.47   $ 0.33   $ 0.87   $ 0.46
Diluted $ 0.44   $ 0.32   $ 0.84   $ 0.45
Weighted average shares used in computing per share amounts:
Basic   39,008,990     39,644,074     38,753,236     39,366,497
Diluted   41,753,323     40,766,203     40,548,959     40,771,437
 
 

K12 INC.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF
CASH FLOWS

 
    Nine Months Ended March 31,
2019     2018
(In thousands)
Cash flows from operating activities
Net income $ 33,892 $ 18,073
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by
operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization expense 53,259 57,612
Stock-based compensation expense 12,114 14,853
Deferred income taxes 5,327 (4,978 )
Provision for doubtful accounts 2,854 605
Other 5,291 4,757
Changes in assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable (65,147 ) (16,220 )
Inventories, prepaid expenses, deposits and other current and
long-term assets
4,620 (24,138 )
Accounts payable (3,134 ) (9,215 )
Accrued liabilities 5,211 (7,364 )
Accrued compensation and benefits (5,501 ) 111
Deferred revenue, rent and other liabilities   24,510     21,134  
Net cash provided by operating activities   73,296     55,230  
Cash flows from investing activities
Purchase of property and equipment (2,397 ) (6,580 )
Capitalized software development costs (20,580 ) (18,852 )
Capitalized curriculum development costs (13,746 ) (7,770 )
Sale of long-lived assets 389
Acquisitions and investments   (11,652 )   (3,274 )
Net cash used in investing activities   (47,986 )   (36,476 )
Cash flows from financing activities
Repayments on capital lease obligations (13,898 ) (10,313 )
Payments of contingent consideration (1,027 ) (1,819 )
Proceeds from exercise of stock options 2,183 184
Repurchase of restricted stock for income tax withholding   (9,656 )   (9,763 )
Net cash used in financing activities   (22,398 )   (21,711 )
Net change in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash 2,912 (2,957 )
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period   233,113     230,864  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period $ 236,025   $ 227,907  
 
Reconciliation of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash to
balance sheet as of March 31st:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 234,025 $ 227,907
Deposits and other assets (restricted cash)   2,000      
Total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash $ 236,025   $ 227,907  
 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement our financial statements presented in accordance with
GAAP, we have presented adjusted operating income (loss) and adjusted
EBITDA. These measures are not measurements recognized under GAAP.

  • Adjusted operating income (loss) is defined as income (loss) from
    operations as adjusted for stock-based compensation.
  • Adjusted EBITDA is defined as income (loss) from operations as
    adjusted for stock-based compensation and depreciation and
    amortization.
  • Adjusted EBITDA and adjusted operating income (loss) exclude
    stock-based compensation, which consists of expenses for stock
    options, restricted stock, restricted stock units, and performance
    stock units.

This information should be considered as supplemental in nature and
should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the related
financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. Management
believes that the presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures
provides useful information to investors regarding our results of
operations because it is an indicator of performance with the removal of
stock-based compensation which assists both investors and management in
analyzing and benchmarking the performance and value of our business.

We believe adjusted EBITDA is useful to an investor in evaluating our
operating performance because it is both widely used to measure a
company’s operating performance without regard to items such as
depreciation and amortization, which can vary depending upon accounting
methods and the book value of assets, and to present a meaningful
measure of corporate performance exclusive of our capital structure and
the method by which assets were acquired.

Our management uses adjusted EBITDA and adjusted operating income (loss):

  • as additional measures of operating performance because they assist us
    in comparing our performance on a consistent basis; and
  • in presentations to the members of our Board of Directors to enable
    our Board to review the same measures used by management to compare
    our current operating results with corresponding prior periods.

Other companies may define these non-GAAP financial measures differently
and, as a result, our use of these non-GAAP financial measures may not
be directly comparable to adjusted EBITDA and adjusted operating income
(loss) used by other companies. Although we use these non-GAAP financial
measures to assess the performance of our business, the use of non-GAAP
financial measures is limited as they include and/or do not include
certain items not included and/or included in the most directly
comparable GAAP financial measure.

Adjusted EBITDA and adjusted operating income (loss) should be
considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, income or loss
from operations, net income or loss, and earnings or loss per share
prepared in accordance with GAAP as a measure of performance. Adjusted
EBITDA is not intended to be a measure of liquidity. You are cautioned
not to place undue reliance on these non-GAAP financial measures.

A reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most
directly comparable GAAP financial measures is provided below.

       
Three Months Ended March 31, Nine Months Ended March 31,
2019     2018 2019     2018
(In thousands)
Income from operations 23,267 19,717 42,805 15,669
Stock-based compensation expense   3,950   4,557   12,114   14,853
Adjusted operating income   27,217   24,274   54,919   30,522
Depreciation and amortization   17,038   18,426   53,259   57,612
Adjusted EBITDA $ 44,255 $ 42,700 $ 108,178 $ 88,134
 

About K12 Inc.

K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) takes a personalized approach to education by
removing barriers to learning, reaching students where they are, and
providing innovative, high-quality online and blended education
solutions, curriculum, and programs to charter schools, public school
districts, private schools, and families. In total, this work serves
more than 70 public and private schools, more than 2,000 school
districts, and students in all 50 states and more than 100 countries.
The company, which has delivered millions of courses over the past
decade, is taking a leadership role in career readiness education
through K12-powered Destinations Career Academies and Programs which
combine traditional high school academics with Career Technical
Education (CTE). K12 is a proud sponsor of the Foundation
for Blended and Online Learning
, a nonprofit organization dedicated
to closing the gap between the pace of technology in daily life and the
pace of change in education. More information can be found at K12.com,
destinationsacademy.com,
jobshadowweek.com,
and getfueled.com.

Contacts

K12 Inc.
Investor and Press Contact:
Mike Kraft,
571-353-7778
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
mkraft@k12.com

ECBC fait ses débuts au Japon : Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation rejoint le Conseil

BRUXELLES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–L’ European Covered Bond Council (ECBC –
Conseil européen des valeurs sécurisées) a le plaisir d’annoncer que
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation est devenue le membre le plus récent
à rejoindre le Conseil, et le premier membre japonais. En conséquence,
l’ECBC représente maintenant 121 membres provenant de plus de 30
juridictions actives d’obligations sécurisées, à l’échelle mondiale. )
is pleased to announce that Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, has
become the latest member to join the Council, and the first Japanese
member. Accordingly, the ECBC now represents 121 members from across
more than 30 active covered bond jurisdictions around the world.

Ce jalon important est l’aboutissement d’un dialogue intensif et
constructif que l’ECBC a promu au cours des dernières années en relation
avec les obligations sécurisées à travers le monde. L’ECBC reconnaît
depuis longtemps le potentiel de cette classe d’actif dans le marché
asiatique, et l’annonce de ce jour souligne l’importance de ce premier
émetteur actif au Japon, qui prépare le terrain pour le développement
ultérieur du marché des obligations sécurisées au Japon et dans d’autres
pays asiatiques, à l’instar de la Corée du Sud et de Singapour.

Commentant à propos de l’admission de Sumitomo Mitsui Banking
Corporation en tant que membre, Luca Bertalot, secrétaire général
de l’EMF-ECBC (EMF : European Mortgage Federation – Fédération
hypothécaire européenne), a déclaré :

« Nous sommes ravis d’accueillir Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
en tant que premier membre ECBC japonais. Ce développement passionnant
renforce la présence de l’ECBC en Asie et ouvre la voie au lancement
d’un débat législatif parmi la communauté japonaise sur l’éventuel
besoin de réglementer les obligations sécurisées. Bénéficiant d’une
excellente compréhension et connaissance du marché, et prêt à partager
les pratiques exemplaires développées à l’échelle mondiale, l’ECBC se
tient à la disposition des parties prenantes japonaise pour les aider à
développer leur marché des obligations sécurisées. Cette dernière
expansion de la communauté des obligations sécurisées souligne le rôle
essentiel des obligations sécurisées en tant que classe d’actif
mondiale, fournissant de la stabilité et un accès durable au
financement. »

Atsushi Ouchiyama, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, a indiqué
:

« Nous sommes extrêmement honorés de devenir le premier membre ECBC
japonais. Il s’agit d’un énorme pas en avant pour l’industrie bancaire
japonaise et nous nous réjouissons à l’idée de collaborer avec l’ECBC.
Avec le soutien de l’ECBC, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
souhaiterait contribuer au développement du marché des obligations
sécurisées japonais, qui est adossé à un marché de créances
hypothécaires de 1,6 trillion USD. »

L’ajout de ce nouveau membre de l’ECBC se produit quelques jours
seulement avant la 29e
Réunion plénière de l’
ECBC
, qui se déroulera à Riga,
Lettonie, le 24 avril 2019. Cet évènement sera appuyé par des
parties prenantes clé de la communauté lettone des marchés financiers, y
compris le ministre des Finances de la République de Lettonie, la Banque
européenne pour la reconstruction et le développement (BERD) et les
Euromoney Conferences (Conférences Euromoney).

D’autres informations sur l’ECBC et ses membres figurentici.

Notes au rédacteur :

1. Fondée en 1967, la European Mortgage Federation (EMF)
) est l’autorité de référence de l’industrie hypothécaire en Europe,
représentant les intérêts des prêteurs hypothécaires et des émetteurs
d’obligations sécurisées à l’échelle européenne. L’EMF fournit des
données et des informations sur les marchés hypothécaires européens, qui
représentaient environ 7 trillions EUR à la fin de 2017. Au mois d’avril
2019, l’EMF compte 16 membres répartis dans 13 États membres de l’Union
européenne (UE), ainsi qu’un certain nombre de membres observateurs.

2. En 2004, l’EMF créa l’European Covered Bond Council (ECBCConseil
européen des obligations sécurisées), plateforme rassemblant des
émetteurs d’obligations sécurisées, des analystes, des banques
d’investissement, des agences de notation et un large éventail d’acteurs
de l’industrie. Au mois d’avril 2019, l’ECBC compte 121 membres répartis
dans plus de 30 juridictions actives d’obligations sécurisées et dans un
grand nombre de segments de marché. Les membres de l’ECBC représentent
plus de 95 % des obligations sécurisées en circulation, qui
représentaient une valeur totale de pratiquement 2,5 trillions EUR à la
fin 2017.

3. La Covered Bond Label Foundation (CBLF)
a été créée en 2012 par la Fédération hypothécaire européenne – Conseil
européen des obligations sécurisées EMF-ECBC).
Lesite
Internet
Covered Bond Label est devenu pleinement opérationnel le 1er
janvier 2013, les premiers labels prenant effet à cette date. Le site
Internet propose l’Harmonised Transparency Template (HTT – Modèle de
transparence harmonisé) et 14 National Transparency Templates (Modèles
de transparence nationaux), publiés par 106 émetteurs et partageant des
informations sur 125 ensembles de labels dans 18 juridictions. Le site
Covered Bond Label fournit actuellement des données d’émissions sur 5
000 obligations sécurisées, représentant une valeur nominale totale de
plus de 1,6 trillion EUR, parmi lesquelles plus de 2 800 obligations
sécurisées contiennent déjà des informations sur le Liquidity Coverage
Requirement (LCR – Exigence de couverture des liquidités).

4. Suivez toute l’actualité de l’EMF-ECBC sur Twitter,
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visitez le sitede
l’EMF-ECBC.

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Contacts

Luca Bertalot
Secrétaire général
Tél. : +32 2 285 40 35
lbertalot@hypo.org

Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI) ofrece un paquete completo de exámenes de certificación en más de 5000 centros gracias a un acuerdo de evaluación ampliado con Pearson VUE

FILADELFIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI), la asociación de membresía
profesional sin fines de lucro líder en la profesión de gestión de
proyectos, y Pearson VUE, un líder global en la industria de exámenes
basados en computadoras, han anunciado un acuerdo ampliado de varios
años que ofrecerá más opciones de pruebas para candidatos que busquen
obtener certificaciones de PMI en cualquier etapa de su carrera
profesional. El nuevo acuerdo permitirá que los candidatos accedan a más
pruebas de certificación de PMI, además de aportar más flexibilidad en
las opciones de ubicación de la prueba, gracias a la red global de
centros de examen y soluciones de coordinación en línea de Pearson VUE.


A partir del 1 de julio de 2019, siete programas más de PMI, entre ellos
Project Management Professional (PMP)®, reconocido como el criterio de
referencia global para profesionales de gestión de proyectos, estarán
disponibles para candidatos de todo el mundo a través de la red de más
de 5600 centros de examen seguros de Pearson VUE, incluidas
instalaciones en bases militares. Ciertos exámenes, como Agile Certified
Professional (PMI-ACP), una de las certificaciones de mayor crecimiento
de PMI, también se ofrecerá a través de una solución de coordinación en
línea para permitir que los candidatos realicen un examen en su hogar,
una institución educativa, el lugar de trabajo u otro lugar apto. PMI
ofrece desde 2017 su certificación de nivel de asociado, llamada
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®, a través de la
funcionalidad de coordinación remota en línea de Pearson VUE.

En PMI, nuestro compromiso es ofrecer oportunidades para profesionales
de la gestión de proyectos de todo el mundo con el fin de que obtengan
las certificaciones necesarias para destacarse y avanzar en sus
carreras”, señaló Michael DePrisco, vicepresidente de soluciones
globales de Project Management Institute, Inc. “Entendemos que los
miembros de PMI son profesionales ocupados, y esta alianza ampliada hará
que las pruebas para acceder a certificaciones de PMI sean más
accesibles, ya que los candidatos tendrán más opciones en cuanto a
lugares donde certificarse. Al desbloquear el acceso a la red ampliada
de centros de examen y funcionalidades de coordinación en línea de
Pearson VUE, esperamos hacer más cómoda la experiencia de realizar una
prueba y mejorar todo el proceso de certificación”.

Sin excepciones, los estándares de PMI en cuanto a gestión de
proyectos, programas y carteras son los más ampliamente reconocidos en
la profesión, y estamos encantados de prestar más y mejores servicios a
la comunidad de gerentes de proyectos de PMI”, indicó Bob Whelan,
presidente of Pearson Assessments. “Con nuestra alianza ampliada,
esperamos ofrecer a los profesionales de gestión de proyectos una
experiencia de examen integralmente mejorada, además de ayudar a que PMI
logre su visión estratégica de progreso en la profesión de la gestión de
proyectos a través nuestros canales de acceso a exámenes en permanente
expansión”.

Este flamante acuerdo agrega el acceso global a los siguientes exámenes
de certificación de PMI: Project Management Professional (PMP)®, Agile
Certified Professional (PMI-ACP)®, Professional in Business Analysis
(PMI-PBA)®, Program Management Professional (PgMP)®, Portfolio
Management Professional (PfMP)®, Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)®
y Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)®.

Acerca de Project Management Institute (PMI)

Project Management Institute (PMI) es la principal asociación del mundo
que reúne a profesionales de la gestión de proyectos, programas y
carteras. Fundado en 1969, el PMI proporciona herramientas valiosas a
más de 3 millones de profesionales que trabajan en casi todos los países
del mundo a través de la defensa, la colaboración, la educación y la
investigación globales. Ayudamos al progreso de las carreras, a mejorar
el éxito organizacional y contribuimos al desarrollo de la profesión de
la gestión de proyectos a través de estándares, certificaciones,
comunidades, recursos, herramientas, investigación académica,
publicaciones, cursos de desarrollo profesional y oportunidades de
trabajo en red reconocidos en todo el mundo. Como parte de la familia
PMI, ProjectManagement.com crea comunidades globales en Internet que
ofrecen más recursos, mejores herramientas, redes más amplias y
perspectivas más completas.

Visítenos en www.PMI.org,
www.facebook.com/PMInstitute
y en Twitter, @PMInstitute.

Acerca de Pearson VUE

Pearson VUE ha sido pionero en la industria de los exámenes basados en
computadoras durante décadas, y ha prestado servicios para más de 15
millones de certificaciones y exámenes de licenciatura anuales en
distintas industrias, desde el sector académico hasta pruebas de
admisión para los sectores de TI y salud. Somos los líderes globales en
exámenes de alta exigencia a través de una de las redes más amplias a
nivel mundial, con casi 20 000 centros de examen altamente seguros en
180 países. Este liderazgo en la industria de las evaluaciones es el
resultado de nuestras alianzas con una amplia gama de clientes, desde
firmas tecnológicas líderes hasta agencias gubernamentales y
regulatorias. Para obtener más información, visite PearsonVUE.com.

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oficial autorizada. Las traducciones solo se suministran como adaptación
y deben cotejarse con el texto en el idioma fuente, que es la única
versión del texto que tendrá un efecto legal.

Contacts

Mary Ortega
610-356-4600 x7030
Mary.Ortega@pmi.org

Nancy Jerdee
952-681-3798
nancy.jerdee@pearson.com

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Brightline Initiative y Duke Corporate Education colaboran para avanzar en la ejecución de estrategias centradas en las personas

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Brightline™ Initiative anunció una nueva colaboración de
investigación con Duke Corporate Education (Duke CE), parte de la
Universidad Duke y un proveedor global de alto nivel en desarrollo de
liderazgo.


Los dos socios explorarán los principios, pautas y prácticas clave
necesarios para aprovechar la fuente más importante de la organización
en ventaja competitiva – su gente – con el fin de cerrar la brecha
costosa y excesiva entre el diseño y la entrega de estrategias.

El Prof. Tony O’Driscoll, de la Escuela Fuqua de Administración de la
Universidad Duke y Becario de Investigación en Duke CE, liderará este
esfuerzo de investigación con el equipo de Brightline.

“Estoy muy agradecido a Brightline por darnos la oportunidad de dedicar
tiempo y atención específicos para comprender que las organizaciones
deben actuar más, mejor y de manera diferente para salvar la creciente
brecha entre diseño y entrega de estrategias”, explica el Prof.
O’Driscoll. “Como el mundo está más conectado y es más complejo, debemos
examinar críticamente los roles que tienen el liderazgo, colaboración,
cultura y el propio interés para cultivar una capacidad más proactiva y
ágil”.

El Dr. Edivandro Conforto, Director de Investigación de Estrategias en
Brightline, dice: “A pesar de la cantidad de investigaciones existentes
y de los muchos libros sobre estrategias, nuestra investigación más
reciente mostró que los líderes principales se esforzarán para
aprovechar el activo más valioso de la organización, su gente. Esperamos
que esta investigación arroje luz sobre la manera en la cual los líderes
y ejecutivos pueden tomar mejores decisiones acerca de intercambios de
colaboración, aspectos culturales y comportamientos de los líderes y las
personas, al implementar sus estrategias”.

El Director Ejecutivo de Brightline, Ricardo Vargas, observa:
“Brightline le da la bienvenida a Duke CE como socio académico y de
investigación en 2019. Ennuestras interacciones con los altos líderes y
ejecutivos, encontramos que las personas son el activo más importante
para una organización. Sin embargo, también son los peor comprendidos y
los que requieren mayor empoderamiento. El aspecto humano ha sido un
área vital de investigación para Brightline Initiative desde su
fundación. Esta colaboración, definitivamente, hará progresar las ideas
expresadas en el Manifiesto de las Personas y los Principios Rectores de
Brighline. Estamos muy contentos de asociarnos con Duke CE para dar a
conocer nuevas visiones con el fin de ayudar a los líderes en esta área”.

La investigación será publicada en un informe detallado y proveerá un
kit de herramientas y una guía para altos ejecutivos con el fin de
recomendarles cómo ubicar a las personas en el centro de sus esfuerzos
estratégicos.

Acerca de la Iniciativa Brightline

The Brightline™ Initiative es una coalición dirigida por el Project
Management Institute (PMI) junto con organizaciones globales líderes
dedicada a ayudar a los ejecutivos a superar la brecha costosa e
improductiva entre diseño y entrega de estrategias. Conozca más en www.brightline.org.

La Coalición Brightline

Project Management Institute (PMI) – Boston Consulting Group – Bristol
Myers Squibb – Saudi Telecom Company – Lee Hecht Harrison – Agile
Alliance – NetEase

Colaboración académica e investigativa

MIT Consortium for Engineering Program Excellence – Universidad Técnica
de Dinamarca – University of Tokyo Global Teamwork Lab – Insper – Duke
Corporate Education

Acerca de Duke Corporate Education

Parte de la Universidad Duke, Duke Corporate Education (Duke CE) es un
proveedor global de alto nivel de ofertas de desarrollo de liderazgo.
Duke CE es una amalgama de negocio y universidad – aunque distinto de
ambos. Duke CE trae un foco impulsado por resultados a los servicios de
los clientes y una visión de mundo real a los desafíos enfrentados por
los líderes globalmente, y presta servicios en más de 80 países en el
mundo. A partir de su legado universitario, Duke CE trae rigor académico
e investigación en profundidad. Conozca más en www.dukece.com.

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oficial autorizada. Las traducciones solo se suministran como adaptación
y deben cotejarse con el texto en el idioma fuente, que es la única
versión del texto que tendrá un efecto legal.

Contacts

Brightline Initiative (Iniciativa Brightline)
Dr. Edivandro Carlos
Conforto
Director de Investigación de Estrategia
edivandro.conforto@brightline.org

Duke Corporate Education
Christine Robers
Directora Ejecutiva
de Marketing
christine.robers@dukece.com

Profesor Tony O’Driscoll
Becario de Investigación, Duke Corporate
Education
to15@duke.edu

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Polyverse Supports Efforts to Democratize Cybersecurity Data with cveapi.com

New Application Programming Interface Makes Information About
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) More Accessible to Open
Source Community

BELLEVUE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Polyverse
Corporation
, the leading cybersecurity company using Moving
Target Defense
(MTD) technologies to protect government and
enterprise organizations from cyberattacks, today announced that it is
supporting and promoting cveapi.com,
an online resource that makes the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
(CVEs) database more accessible to the open source community.

Supported by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the CVE database
is the primary repository for all publicly known cybersecurity
vulnerabilities and exploits. Cveapi.com has made the complete CVE
database available in a simpler and more streamlined format, making it
easier for open source community members to quickly search and analyze
the data and providing more convenient access to cybersecurity
information.

Polyverse Chief Technology Officer Archis Gore said, “Polyverse is
thrilled to support cveapi.com in our shared mission to democratize the
cybersecurity industry and foster an environment that encourages
collaboration. By encouraging open APIs such as the CVE API, we hope to
do our small part in helping ideas flourish and creating usable data.
Open innovation is at the heart of Polyverse’s technology and our
culture; we are committed to helping make vital cybersecurity
information available, accessible, and consumable, for the benefit of
the entire community.”

“I created the API so that other engineers can have easy access to CVE
information,” said Dieter Van der Stock, creator of cveapi.com.
“While the NIST NVD database and MITRE’s CVE database are open to the
public, there’s no convenient way of accessing the information directly
from applications or scripts. I am hopeful that it will have an impact
on the industry and am grateful for Polyverse’s commitment to the open
source community.”

Read more about making cveapi.com and what it means for the
democratization of cybersecurity on Polyverse’s
blog
.

Polyverse is a Silver Sponsor of LinuxFest
Northwest
in Bellingham, WA on April 28-29, 2019.

About Polyverse:

Polyverse Corporation is a cybersecurity company using its revolutionary Moving
Target Defense
technology to defend global enterprises and
governments against the most devastating zero-day cyberattacks. Its
technology has been validated by the U.S. Department of Defense to
mitigate against zero-day memory exploits. Polyverse’s turnkey solution
installs in minutes and works with existing systems without changing
performance or IT processes. Founded in 2015, Polyverse is led by
founder and CEO Alex Gounares. Visit our website,
read our blog
and follow us on Twitter @polyverse_io.

About cveapi.com:

Founded by Dieter Van der Stock, cveapi.com is an open source tool that
makes the NIST NVD database and MITRE’s Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures (CVE) database available in API form. For more information,
visit cveapi.com.

Contacts

Press Contacts:
Renee Soto
Polyverse Corporation
renee@polyverse.io
(212)
433-4606

Shaina Raskin
Polyverse Corporation
info@polyverse.io
(855)
765-9837 x707

Wells Fargo & Company Announces Common Stock Dividend

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced a quarterly common
stock dividend of $0.45 per share, payable June 1, 2019 to stockholders
of record on May 10, 2019, as approved today by the Wells Fargo board of
directors. Wells Fargo has approximately 4.5 billion shares outstanding.

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based
financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo’s
vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them
succeed financially. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco,
Wells Fargo provides banking, investment and mortgage products and
services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, through 7,700
locations, more than 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and
mobile banking, and has offices in 33 countries and territories to
support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With
approximately 262,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three
households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 26
on Fortune’s 2018 rankings of America’s largest corporations.

Contacts

Media Contact
Ancel Martinez, 415-222-3858
Ancel.Martinez@wellsfargo.com

Investor Relations
John Campbell, 415-396-0523
John.M.Campbell@wellsfargo.com

Ex-Pharmacist Launches DermSource to Save Neighborhood Pharmacies Money on Skyrocketing Drug Costs

DermSource Debuts with over $3 Million in Dermatology Product Sales;
In First 4 Months Alone New-Wave GPO Sold 65,000 Dermatology Products to
200+ Local Pharmacies Across 15 States

Supports Pharmacies by Negotiating Prices 30-50 Percent Below
Competitors

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A former independent pharmacist who foresaw the industry’s looming
extinction due to skyrocketing drug acquisition costs and declining
reimbursements has launched a new business he believes will help
mom-and-pop pharmacy owners survive.

DermSource,
a group purchasing organization (GPO) serving pharmacies with a
purchasing platform for discounted prescription dermatology products,
debuted with over $3 million in sales, 1,500 orders and more than 65,000
dermatology products in the first four months alone.

As a GPO, DermSource negotiates with manufacturers, wholesalers, and
distributors on behalf of neighborhood pharmacies—arranging for broader
access to sought-after dermatology products and at prices 30-50 percent
below its GPO competitors.

With the guarantee of a fair and transparent deal, DermSource retains a
profit margin of no more than 3 percent per transaction, ensuring that
the immense savings retained through its program are passed along to
pharmacies and their patients.

Launched November 2018, DermSource has already enrolled 200+ pharmacies
across fifteen states, with new members enrolling every day. Free to
join, the program is available to independent pharmacies nationwide.

Neighborhood pharmacies are under attack from all sides,” said
DermSource Founder and CEO Yuriy Davydov. “Wholesalers and GPOs are
perpetually overcharging them to acquire prescription drugs, while
pharmacy benefit managers are reimbursing pharmacies at rates below
acquisition cost. It’s preposterous. These underregulated and
intentionally obfuscated processes are literally destroying neighborhood
pharmacies.”

Davydov closed his own pharmacy in Queens, NY, three years ago. He since
shifted his efforts toward helping local pharmacies reclaim their
collective buying power within the complex and byzantine U.S. healthcare
system.

He noted that with a dermatology market valued at $12 billion annually,
DermSource has room to grow substantially while also helping
neighborhood pharmacies continue to serve their communities.

To date DermSource has enrolled pharmacies in Arkansas, Arizona,
California, Colorado, Connecticut, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New
York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia. Dozens of
pharmacies in additional states are expected to enroll over the next few
months.

DermSource is
committed to helping pharmacies gain wider and more consistent access to
dermatology products and at prices that better serve their patients,”
Davydov said. “Our overriding goal is to improve healthcare outcomes
while helping neighborhood pharmacies make a modest profit for their
underappreciated role as healthcare practitioners.”

Pharmacies in all 50 states are invited to sign up for a free DermSource
membership at www.DermSource.com.

About DermSource

DermSource
is a dermatology GPO serving pharmacies across the nation with a
purchasing platform for discounted dermatology products. Working with
VAWD accredited wholesalers and distributors, DermSource negotiates
on behalf of the pharmacy for competitive prices and availability of
sought-after dermatology products. With the guarantee of a fair and
transparent deal, DermSource retains
a profit margin of no more than 3%. As a progressive organization DermSource is
armed with a mission to help improve the healthcare industry and
recognizes that helping independent pharmacies helps the consumer
receive treatment, delivering improved healthcare outcomes. Membership
is free 
to pharmacies in all 50 states. Visit www.DermSource.com #TruthinPricing

Contacts

Robert Munoz
516-356-0641
rmunoz@marinopr.com

Wells Fargo Announces Preliminary Voting Results of 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced today that its shareholders
elected as directors the 12 nominees named in the company’s proxy
statement, as supplemented, and ratified the appointment of KPMG LLP as
the company’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2019.
Shareholders also approved the 2018 compensation of the company’s
executives named in its proxy statement and the company’s Amended and
Restated Long-Term Incentive Compensation Plan.

Shareholders did not approve the two shareholder proposals presented at
the meeting.

The final results will be reported on a Form 8-K that will be filed with
the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) later this week and
available at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based
financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo’s
vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them
succeed financially. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco,
Wells Fargo provides banking, investment and mortgage products and
services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, through 7,700
locations, more than 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and
mobile banking, and has offices in 32 countries and territories to
support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With
approximately 262,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three
households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 26
on Fortune’s 2018 rankings of America’s largest corporations.

Contacts

Media Contact
Peter Gilchrist, 704-715-3213
peter.gilchrist@wellsfargo.com
or
Investor
Relations

John Campbell, 415-396-0523
john.m.campbell@wellsfargo.com

BetterPT Partners with Clinicient to Enhance Patient Access to Physical Therapy Services Nationwide

Integrated solution brings together innovative EMR and inbound
patient management platform to enable greater connectivity between
patients and physical therapists

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BetterPT™,
a healthcare technology platform company providing end-to-end digital
connectivity between physical therapists (PT), patients, and physicians,
today announced a partnership agreement with Clinicient, Inc., a leading
provider of clinical and business solutions for the outpatient
rehabilitation therapy market. This partnership has resulted in the
creation and launch of an integrated solution that enables efficient,
online scheduling requests from patients directly to PT practices,
giving healthcare consumers a more convenient way to access and select
physical therapy providers based on their needs.

An often-overlooked segment in healthcare, studies have shown that
patients who seek physical therapy typically incur lower healthcare
costs and experience faster recovery than those who don’t. Through this
integration, clinics using Clinicient can capture more patients via
convenient online scheduling and gain access to a greater number of
patients looking for physical therapy. By bringing together BetterPT’s
inbound patient management (IPM) solution with Clinicient’s electronic
medical records (EMR) for outpatient therapy, patients can now search
for providers based on insurance requirements, location and
availability, and directly request an appointment at any outpatient
therapy location that interfaces with Clinicient. The integration can
also increase scheduling conversion rates, allowing for physical therapy
providers to put their focus back on patients rather than scheduling.

“We’re pleased to announce our partnership with an innovative platform
like BetterPT as our customers continue to seek out new solutions to
spread their reach and find new therapy clientele,” said T. Kent Rowe,
Chief Executive Officer, Clinicient. “This strategic integration enables
Clinicient to offer its customer base a trusted and reliable way to
capture new patients. With the expanding consumerism of the healthcare
market, we believe this will become even more important.”

“The healthcare industry has struggled for many years to implement
revolutionary and efficient digital solutions that have transformed most
other sectors in the twenty-first century,” said Greg Peters, CEO of
BetterPT. “Physical therapy is an important and oftentimes overlooked
part of clinical rehabilitation and preventive care, and with changes in
legislation that allow self-referral, this partnership with Clinicient,
as a reputable and leading EMR company, is more important than ever as
we work to enable greater connectivity and engagement between patients
and physical therapists.”

About BetterPT

BetterPTTM is a healthcare technology platform company,
committed to transforming patient access and experience with healthcare
services by providing end-to-end digital connectivity between
physicians, physical therapists (PTs) and patients. Partnering with the
world leader in musculoskeletal health, Hospital for Special Surgery
(HSS), BetterPT is the fastest growing specialized PT marketplace in the
U.S. Patients can find clinics in their local area that best fit their
needs and accept their insurance and immediately request an appointment,
all with just a few clicks, while BetterPT’s inbound patient management
(IPM) solution offers a number of operational efficiencies to clinics.
With its interoperable, HIPAA compliant application and EMR
compatibility, BetterPT enables patients greater access to PT, an
important and oftentimes overlooked part of clinical rehabilitation and
preventive care, and its unique marketplace model has potential to
expand across the larger healthcare landscape to help advance
connectivity between other kinds of patients and providers. For more
information, please visit www.BetterPT.com.

About Clinicient

Founded in 2004, Clinicient helps outpatient rehabilitation therapy
businesses optimize their clinical and financial operations from patient
to payment, through a combination of cloud-based EMR, practice
management, revenue cycle management (RCM) and patient engagement
solutions. Clinicient is headquartered in Portland, Oregon. For more
information call (877) 312-6494 or visit www.clinicient.com or
follow Clinicient on Twitter @Clinicient.

Contacts

Media Inquiries:
Darcie Robinson
ICR, Inc.
203-919-7905
Darcie.robinson@icrinc.com

Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI) propose une gamme complète d’examens de certification sur plus de 5 000 sites grâce à un accord élargi de participation aux tests conclu avec Pearson VUE

PHILADELPHIE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI), la principale association
professionnelle à but non lucratif pour la profession de gestion de
projets, et Pearson VUE, un leader mondial dans le secteur des tests
informatisés, ont annoncé un accord pluriannuel élargi qui offrira
davantage d’options de tests pour les candidats cherchant à obtenir des
certifications PMI à tous les stades de leur carrière. Le nouvel accord
permettra aux candidats d’accéder à encore plus de tests pour des
certifications PMI et leur procurera davantage de flexibilité en matière
de lieux de test grâce au réseau mondial de centres d’examen et de
solutions de surveillance en ligne de Pearson VUE.


À partir du 1er juillet 2019, sept programmes PMI additionnels, dont le
Project Management Professional (PMP)® – reconnu comme la référence
mondiale pour les professionnels de la gestion de projets –, seront
disponibles pour les professionnels du monde entier via le réseau de
Pearson VUE composé de plus de 5 600 centres de tests sécurisés,
incluant des sites sur des bases militaires. Certain examens, comme
l’Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP), l’une des certifications PMI à
la croissance la plus rapide, seront également proposés via une solution
de surveillance en ligne qui permet aux candidats de passer un examen à
leur domicile, dans leur école, leur société ou un autre lieu de test
approprié. PMI propose depuis 2017 sa certification de niveau associé
(Certified Associate in Project Management [CAPM]®) via la
fonctionnalité de surveillance à distance en ligne de Pearson VUE.

« Chez PMI, nous nous engageons à fournir des opportunités aux
professionnels de la gestion de projets du monde entier afin qu’ils
puissent obtenir les certifications nécessaires pour exceller et faire
progresser leur carrière », a déclaré Michael DePrisco, vice-président
des solutions globales chez Project Management Institute, Inc. « Nous
sommes bien conscients que les membres de PMI sont des professionnels
très occupés et ce partenariat élargi rendra le passage des
certifications PMI plus accessible en offrant aux candidats davantage
d’options en matière de lieux où ils peuvent être certifiés. En
déverrouillant l’accès au vaste réseau de sites d’examen et de
fonctionnalités de surveillance en ligne de Pearson VUE, nous espérons
rendre l’expérience du passage d’examen plus commode et améliorer le
processus général de certification. »

« Sans exception, les standards de PMI pour la gestion de projets, de
programmes et de portefeuilles sont les plus largement reconnus dans la
profession, et nous nous réjouissons à l’idée de servir davantage la
communauté de la gestion de projets de PMI », a affirmé Bob Whelan,
président de Pearson Assessments. « Avec notre partenariat élargi, nous
sommes impatients de fournir aux praticiens de la gestion de projets une
meilleure expérience des examens du début à la fin, tout en aidant PMI à
réaliser sa vision stratégique consistant à faire progresser la
profession de gestion de projets à l’échelle mondiale via nos vastes
canaux de passage de tests. »

Ce tout dernier accord ajoute la prestation globale des examens de
certification PMI suivants : Project Management Professional (PMP)®,
Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP)®, Professional in Business
Analysis (PMI-PBA)®, Program Management Professional (PgMP)®, Portfolio
Management Professional (PfMP)®, Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)®
et Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)®.

À propos de Project Management Institute (PMI)

Le Project Management Institute (PMI) est la plus grande association à
but non lucratif de professionnels au monde dans le domaine de la
gestion de projets, de programmes et de portefeuilles. Créé en 1969, le
PMI apporte de la valeur à plus de trois millions de professionnels qui
travaillent dans presque tous les pays du globe, en fournissant des
services de plaidoyer, de collaboration, d’éducation et de recherche. Le
PMI favorise la progression des carrières, améliore la réussite des
entreprises et accroît la maturité du domaine de la gestion de projets
par le biais de ses normes, certifications, ressources, outils,
recherches universitaires, publications, cours de développement
professionnel et possibilités de réseautage, reconnus dans le monde
entier. En tant que membres de la famille du PMI, ProjectManagement.com
crée des communautés mondiales en ligne qui offrent plus de ressources,
de meilleurs outils, de plus vastes réseaux et des perspectives plus
étendues.

Rendez-nous visite sur www.PMI.org,
www.facebook.com/PMInstitute
et sur Twitter à @PMInstitute.

À propos de Pearson VUE

Pearson VUE, un pionnier dans le secteur des tests informatisés depuis
plusieurs décennies, a délivré plus de 15 millions d’examens de
certification et permis d’exercer chaque année dans toutes les
industries – des universités aux admissions en passant par
l’informatique et les soins de santé. Nous sommes les leaders mondiaux
du développement et de la réalisation d’examens importants via le réseau
le plus complet au monde composé de près de 20 000 centres de test
hautement sécurisés dans 180 pays. Notre leadership dans le secteur des
évaluations résulte de nos partenariats de collaboration avec un large
éventail de clients – des grandes entreprises technologiques aux agences
gouvernementales en passant par les organismes de réglementation. Pour
plus d’informations, consultez le site PearsonVUE.com.

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Contacts

Mary Ortega
610-356-4600 poste 7030
Mary.Ortega@pmi.org

Nancy Jerdee
952-681-3798
nancy.jerdee@pearson.com