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National Energy Services Reunited Corp. Announces a Call on November 21st to Discuss the Acquisitions of Gulf Energy SAOC and National Petroleum Services

HOUSTON, Nov. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — National Energy Services Reunited Corp. (“NESR”) (NASDAQ:NESR) announced today that it will hold a call to discuss the acquisitions of Gulf Energy SAOC (“GES”) and National Petroleum Services (“NPS”). The call is scheduled for 4:00 PM ET on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Participants may dial into the toll-free line at 1-800-753-9048 and the international line at 1-323-794-2094.

Investors, analysts and members of the media interested in listening to the call are encouraged to view the accompanying presentation slides, which is being filed as an exhibit to NESR’s Current Report on Form 8-K on November 20, 2017 and will be available on the Securities and Exchange Commission website at www.sec.gov. A replay of the conference call will be available through Tuesday, November 28, 2017. To hear a replay, participants may dial into the toll-free line at 1-844-512-2921 and the international line at 1-412-317-6671 and entering pin number 5466960. A copy of the conference call transcript will also be filed with the SEC following the call.

About National Energy Services Reunited Corp.

NESR is a Special Purpose Acquisition Company formed in the British Virgin Islands and headquartered in Houston, Texas. The company raised $229 million in its IPO to acquire companies in the energy services sector globally. NESR is led by CEO Sherif Foda, who is also one of the shareholders of the company.

About National Petroleum Services 

NPS is a leading regional provider of integrated energy services in the MENA and Asia Pacific regions, and currently operates in 12 countries across the MENASA region and through various regional subsidiaries. NPS’ service lines include wells services, electric line logging, well testing, and integrated drilling and workover operations.  NPS has a highly skilled workforce of more than 1,600 employees from 40 different nationalities.

About Gulf Energy SAOC

GES is a provider of high-quality integrated drilling and completions oilfield service solutions in the Middle East and North Africa region, with a workforce of approximately 1,200 people. GES has established relationships with a majority of the operators in Oman as well as with other international clients. As a pioneer in many oilfield services technologies, GES has a successful track record of servicing complex wells.

Forward Looking Statements

This communication includes certain statements that may constitute “forward-looking statements” for purposes of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements that refer to projections, forecasts or other characterizations of future events or circumstances, including any underlying assumptions. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intends,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “possible,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “should,” “would” and similar expressions may identify forward-looking statements, but the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. Forward-looking statements may include, for example, statements about: the parties’ ability to effect the business combination; the benefits of the business combination; the future financial performance of NESR following the business combination; and changes in GES and NPS strategy, future operations, financial position, estimated revenues, and losses, projected costs, prospects, plans and objectives of management. These forward-looking statements are based on information available as of the date of this press release, and current expectations, forecasts and assumptions, and involve a number of judgments, risks and uncertainties. Accordingly, forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing NESR’s views as of any subsequent date, and NESR does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date they were made, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. As a result of a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties, NESR’s actual results or performance may be materially different from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Some factors that could cause actual results to differ include: (i) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could delay the business combination or give rise to the termination of the definitive agreements relating to the business combination; (ii) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against NESR following announcement of the business combination; (iii) the inability to complete the business combination due to the failure to obtain approval of the stockholders of NESR, or other conditions to closing in the definitive agreements relating to the business combination; (iv) the risk that the proposed business combination disrupts current plans and operations of NESR, NPS or GES as a result of the announcement and consummation of the business combination; (v) NESR’s ability to realize the anticipated benefits of the business combination, which may be affected by, among other things, competition and the ability of NESR to grow and manage growth profitably following the business combination; (vi) costs related to the business combination; (vii) changes in applicable laws or regulations; and (viii) the possibility that NESR, NPS or GES may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors.

No Offer or Solicitation

This communication is for informational purposes only and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities pursuant to the proposed business combination and other transactions described herein or otherwise, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which the offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

Important Information for Investors and Stockholders

In connection with the proposed business combination, NESR intends to file a proxy statement with the SEC. The definitive proxy statement and other relevant documents will be sent or given to the stockholders of NESR and will contain important information about the proposed business combination and related matters. NESR stockholders and other interested persons are advised to read, when available, the proxy statement in connection with NESR’s solicitation of proxies for the meeting of stockholders to be held to approve the proposed business combination because the proxy statement will contain important information about the transaction. This is not a solicitation of any vote or approval. When available, the definitive proxy statement will be mailed to NESR stockholders as of a record date to be established for voting on the proposed business combination. Stockholders will also be able to obtain copies of the proxy statement, without charge, once available, at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.

Participants in the Solicitation

NESR and its directors and officers may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies of NESR stockholders in connection with the proposed business combination. NESR stockholders and other interested persons may obtain, without charge, more detailed information regarding the directors and officers of NESR in its final prospectus filed with the SEC on May 12, 2017. Additional information will be available in the definitive proxy statement when it becomes available.

For inquiries regarding NESR, please contact:

Joseph Caminiti or Steve Calk
Alpha IR Group

Record Number of Visitors, the 20th China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair Concluded Successfully

ZHONGSHAN, China, Nov. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — On 3 November 2017, the 20th China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair, featuring crowds of visitors, a full array of exhibits, high-quality exhibitors and excellent services, came to a close successfully at Guzhen Convention and Exhibition Center, Zhongshan, Guangdong.

Highlighting the lighting design, stressing on intelligent manufacturing, joining hands with 7 sub venues (large lighting malls in town) to build up an exhibition area of over 1,500,000sqm and gather over 2,000 exhibitors, the fair set up a professional and market-oriented lighting procurement feast.

The number of trade buyers and exhibitors set new records

The number of trade buyers hit a new high at the 20th GILF. By 13:00 p.m. on 3 November, GILF recorded 301,000 visitors from 118 countries and regions, including 89,552 trade buyers in the main venue, a year-on-year increase of 7.1%. The fair is getting more popular among overseas buyers with total 4,526 foreigners recorded entering. The scenes of inquiring, quoting and making deals couldbe seen everywhere in the venue.

Scientific layout guarantees a high-quality exhibition

The main venue adopted a scientific layout with 5 halls and 8 areas displaying lighting solutions and designs, decorative lighting, household lighting, electrical and electronic products, commercial lighting, outdoor lighting, machinery & equipment and lighting accessories & components accordingly.

Forums and activities help visitors get more involved

Multiple professional conferences and forums such as ‘China International Lighting Design Awards Presentation Ceremony’, ‘Guzhen International Lighting Festival Networking Meeting’, ‘The 2nd Session of the 8th China Association of Lighting Industry Council’ and ‘The 18th China Lighting Capital Summit’ were held during the fair. Industrial insiders gathered to discuss hot issues and opportunities of the industry and find ways to help with its development and upgrade. In addition, the ‘GILF Honorable Exhibitors and State of the Arts Products Introduction’ were hosted to reward GILF’s long-term exhibitors and those with great quality products or advanced manufacturing technologies, and to offer them a platform to introduce their latest items.

The 20th GILF has proved to be a great success in scale, numbers of visitors and exhibitors and services. It’s no doubt that the future of GILF will be even brighter. The forthcoming 21st GILF will be held on 18-21 March 2018 at Guzhen Convention & Exhibition Center, Zhongshan, Guangdong.

Nord Anglia Education Students Take Over the United Nations for World Children’s Day

HONG KONG, Nov. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Nord Anglia Education students around the world have come together to raise awareness of children’s rights and the Sustainable Development Goals by addressing some of the most pressing questions facing the planet.


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World Children’s Day promotes the rights of children around the world and lends a platform to the millions who continue to be affected by poverty, violence, conflict and crises. To mark the significance of this day, a group of 40 Nord Anglia Education students will join over 100 students from local area schools in New York City to take over the UN at their headquarters. Executive Director of UNICEF, Anthony Lake, and UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, along with inspirational young activists and celebrities will also join students to celebrate the anniversary and encourage change.

“This World Children’s Day we want children to have fun, with a purpose,” said Najwa Mekki, Head of UNICEF Media. “It’s a day of action for children, by children. We want them to campaign in their schools and communities to help save children’s lives, fight for their rights and fulfil their potential.”

Students in Nord Anglia’s 47 schools also led a call to action in their local communities through takeovers of their schools for the day. Together, students used their collective voice to make their opinions heard and raise awareness of children’s rights. Over 24 hours, students set and answered questions about the issues that mattered to them, sharing their video responses via Twitter in a global chain reaction on social media spanning the US, Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Asia. From acting as principal for a day at Nord Anglia International School Shanghai, Pudong, to debating and discussing solutions for world population growth at the British International School, Houston, students challenged people to listen and take action on the Global Goals, encouraging everyone to play an active role in creating a better future for children.

“This is a symbolic day for our students to stand with children around the world and raise their voices on the issues that continue to plague our planet and young people today. These students are the leaders of tomorrow and are passionate about making the world a better place now and in the future. Their voice is critical in making this happen. We hope that this opportunity to speak up to powerful government institutions and businesses will mark the significance of this day,” said Andy Puttock, Nord Anglia’s Education Director.

“The Global Goals are important to me because they are hope for our future,” said 18 year-old Lina El Rasheed, a student at the British International School Abu Dhabi, explaining the significance of the Global Goals, “Even if we are only on the way in achieving them, that is already a big improvement to the lives of many. It is essential that we all work towards the goals, because they affect us all. Not only certain people, in certain countries, but every single human on earth.”

These activities build on the projects already being undertaken by students as part of Nord Anglia Education’s work with UNICEF to raise awareness of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals using the World’s Largest Lesson, a teaching and learning initiative co-led by UNICEF.

About Nord Anglia Education, Inc.

Nord Anglia Education is the world’s leading operator of premium international schools, serving students from kindergarten through the end of secondary school (K-12).  We teach over 45,000 students at our 47 premium schools in China, Europe, Middle East, Southeast Asia and the Americas. We are driven by one unifying philosophy – we are ambitious for our students, our people and our family of schools. Our schools deliver a high quality education through a personalised approach enhanced with unique global opportunities to enable every student to succeed. Nord Anglia Education is headquartered in Hong Kong. Our website is www.nordangliaeducation.com.

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Kavalan Crowned Global ‘Distiller of the Year’ by International Wine and Spirit Competition

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Nov. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Kavalan, Taiwan’s premier whisky, has been named “Distiller of the Year” at the 2017 International Wine and Spirit Competition(IWSC), the highest possible accolade at this prestigious awards programme for any spirits producer in the world.

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The Distiller of the Year is the IWSC’s top prize and takes out the biggest of all the “Spirits Producers of the Year” ranging across gin, vodka, brandy, rum, and liqueur as well as whisky.

Kavalan CEO Mr. YT Lee said the IWSC Distiller of the Year Award recognises the one spirits distillery that wins the highest overall score across all categories and regions.

“We’re passionate about making world-class whisky. We’re humbled to receive this award and are committed to making even finer whisky in the future,” Mr Lee said.

Master Blender Ian Chang said he would like to thank the late Dr Jim Swan, Kavalan’s technical expert and friend, for his inspiration.

“Dr Swan would normally be sat beside us.  I know he would be so proud of this achievement.  This highest honour is to Jim,” Chang said.

Kavalan has won the IWSC’s Spirits Producer of the Year Award six times in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and now in 2017. The Kavalan Solist Ex-Bourbon Single Cask Strength also collected the 2017 IWSC “Trophy” for the best whisky produced outside Scotland.

As the pioneer of Taiwanese whisky, Kavalan has successively won the industry’s highest awards. Its Solist Amontillado Sherry Single Cask Strength was named the “World’s Best Single Cask Single Malt Whisky” in 2016 by the prestigious World Whiskies Awards (WWA) and its Solist Vinho Barrique won the 2015 “World’s Best Single Malt Whisky.”

About Kavalan Whisky

Taiwan’s first whisky distillery has been pioneering the art of single malt whisky since 2006. Kavalan is aged in intense humidity and heat yet benefits from sea and mountain breezes and the spring water from Snow Mountain, which combine to create Kavalan’s signature creaminess. The distillery takes its name from the indigenous name for Yilan County, where it is based, and is backed by 30 years of beverage-making under parent company, King Car Group. It has collected more than 250 gold awards and is available in more than 60 countries.  Visit www.kavalanwhisky.com/EN/main.aspx.

Media Contact:

Yvonne Chou

Ala Eddine Slim’s “the Last of Us” awarded best fiction feature film at 15th African Film Festival in Apt region

Tunisian filmmaker Ala Eddine Slim’s The Last of Us was awarded best fiction feature film at the 15th African Film Festival in the region of Apt (FCAPA), organised on November 10-17.

The Tunisian cinema was present at this edition with eight films in three categories.

Kaouther Ben Hania’s the Beauty and the Dogs, Walid Mattar’s Northern wind and Ala Eddine Slim’s The Last of Us, a film chosen by the National Centre for Cinema and Image (CNCI) to represent Tunisia in the 90th Academy Awards (March 8 in Los Angeles), competed among 17 other films in the feature film category.

Kaouther Ben Hania’s Zaineb hates the Snow was the only Tunisian film selected to compete in the fiction feature films category.

In the short films category, the Tunisian cinema took part with four films, namely Ismail Bahri’s Foyer, Doria Achour’s the rest is the work of man, Moufida Fedhila’s Aya and Jamil Najjar’s Stuck.

Source: TAP News Agency