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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Insert after fifth paragraph, second sentence of release issued June 11,
2019: Ms. Ta-Goetz earned a 4.39 GPA; Ms. Penrose earned a 4.24 GPA.

The corrected release reads:

MICHIGAN VIRTUAL CHARTER ACADEMY CELEBRATES GRADUATES WITH IN-PERSON
COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

Michigan
Virtual Charter Academy
 (MVCA), an online public charter school
serving K-12 students throughout the state, will celebrate the Class of
2019 at an in-person commencement ceremony on Friday, June 14th.
The ceremony will take place at 2 pm at the Suburban Collection
Showplace in Novi.

This year, MVCA will graduate over 275 students, a 15% increase since
2018, with more than 30 students graduating with honors.

Collectively, the class reports having been offered over $250,000 in
scholarships and have been accepted to colleges and universities across
the country, including: Purdue, Lawrence University, and Michigan Tech.
Additionally, MVCA has graduates planning to enlist in military service
through the Air Force, Army, Navy, and Coast Guard.

“At MVCA, we’re preparing the next generation of leaders, and we take
that job very seriously,” said Randy Rodriguez, Head of School at MVCA.
“We couldn’t be prouder of our talented graduates and we’re excited
about everything that lies ahead for them.”

Agatha Ta-Goetz will serve as Valedictorian and plans to attend the
University of Michigan. Sydney Penrose will serve as Salutatorian and
plans to attend Oakland University. Ms. Ta-Goetz earned a 4.39 GPA; Ms.
Penrose earned a 4.24 GPA. Both students, as well as Mr. Rodriguez, will
be available for media interviews.

MVCA will also award the Al-Haqq Award of Perseverance, an honor
originated in 2018. The award recognizes one student in the graduating
class who overcame significant challenges on the road to graduation.
This year’s honoree is Makayla
Jenks
, who was in the foster care system as a child. She will
graduate with honors and plans to attend Michigan State University in
the fall.

Students enroll in virtual school for a number of reasons, including
looking to escape bullying, being academically off track, looking for an
alternative to the traditional brick-and-mortar classroom setting. MVCA
students access a robust online curriculum in the core subjects and a
host of electives and attend live virtual classes taught by
state-licensed teachers.

Details of the graduation ceremony are as follows:

WHAT: Michigan Virtual Charter Academy 2019 Graduation
Ceremony
WHEN: Friday, June 14, 2019, 2:00 PM EDT
WHERE: Suburban
Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Avenue, Novi, MI 48374

About Michigan Virtual Charter Academy

Michigan Virtual Charter Academy (MVCA) is a full-time online public
charter school that serves students in grades K through 12. As part of
the Michigan public school system, MVCA is tuition-free, giving parents
and families the choice to access the curriculum and tools provided by
K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s leading provider of proprietary K-12
curriculum and online education programs. For more information about
MVCA, visit mvca.k12.com.

Contacts

Ken Schwartz
Senior Manager, Communications
Office:
571-405-2211
Mobile: 571-379-9240
kschwartz@k12.com

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Acquia Unveils Faster, Easier Personalization for Marketers

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Announced at Acquia Engage Europe; the Only Personalization Tool
Optimized for Drupal Helps Marketers Build and Launch No-Code
Personalizations for Superior Digital Experiences

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Acquia
today announced the all-new Acquia
Lift
, the only personalization tool optimized for Drupal,
now available as a no-code application to help marketers quickly and
easily optimize customer experiences. The new product was unveiled at Acquia
Engage Europe
, where attendees got a first look at Acquia’s
data-driven personalization solution.

To meet customer expectations, marketers recognize the need to offer
more personalized experiences. However, research
shows nearly three-fourths (74 percent) of marketers globally feel like
technology has made it harder, not easier, to do this.

The latest release of Acquia Lift addresses this challenge head-on with
a unified and marketer-ready interface, allowing users to execute all
profile management, segmentation, and personalization activities in a
single place. Anyone — regardless of technical acumen — can point,
click, and personalize without any code.

“In this competitive, fast-paced market, we know how important it is for
businesses to be agile enough to quickly deliver relevant, customized
content to users,” said Shareen Campbell, Head of Global Partnerships &
Alliances, EPAM. “As an Acquia Global Select Partner, we’re excited to
leverage Acquia Lift’s new capabilities and continue to enhance our
clients’ digital platforms and customer experiences through
personalization.”

“As a non-profit health system with more than 200 sites of care and
affiliates, we pride ourselves on offering convenient access to
exceptional healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in
hospitals, health pavilions and doctor’s offices, as well as workplaces,
schools and homes,” said Debbie Kenemer, Executive Director, Digital
Marketing at Community
Health Network
. “Our digital properties have to be equally focused
on our patients and their needs. Acquia Lift helps us better understand
our site visitors and put more relevant and specific information and
services in front of them, increasing the opportunities that help them
live healthier while also securing the care and information that’s
important.”

New key capabilities for Acquia Lift include:

  • Simple campaign creation — enabling marketers to create
    complex personalization campaigns in three simple steps
  • Testing and targeting with no code — powering the creation and
    launch of website personalization without technical skill
  • Clearly defined personalization campaign types — users can
    launch A/B tests, target personalizations to specific audiences, or
    recommend content across a series of sessions to deliver the best
    possible experience
  • Enhanced scheduling — helping marketing teams align
    personalizations to events, promotions, sales, and press activities
  • Real-time dashboards and advanced analytics — providing the
    ability to quickly review activities and metrics for both optimizing
    and validating marketing investment

“In today’s world, personalization is at the core of successful customer
experiences. As a result, we have seen rapid adoption of Acquia Lift,
which is now used by leading brands like Wendy’s, Bayer, and BlueCross
BlueShield,” said Dries Buytaert, Acquia co-founder and CTO. “Most
organizations know that personalization is no longer optional, but put
it off because it can be difficult. Acquia Lift, in combination with our
other solutions, solves that. It provides a powerful, yet easy-to-use,
platform that drives real business results – helping you understand your
customers, and improve engagement with relevant, personalized content.”

Resources:

About Acquia
Acquia is the open source digital experience
company. We provide the world’s most ambitious brands with technology
that allows them to embrace innovation and create customer moments that
matter. At Acquia, we believe in the power of community – giving our
customers the freedom to build tomorrow on their terms. To learn more,
visit acquia.com.

All logos, company and product names are trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective owners.

Contacts

Jenny Radloff or Kate Lavoie-Mayer
PAN Communications
acquia@pancomm.com
+1
617 502 4300

Kaitlyn Ethier
Acquia
pr@acquia.com
+1
978 578 0480

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Temenos Successfully Delivers a Single, State-of-the-Art Digital Platform for ABN AMRO’s Private and Corporate Banking Business

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Dutch banking giant goes live with Temenos’ award-winning WealthSuite
to achieve improved cost/income ratio and faster time to market with one
rationalized product menu across all countries

GENEVA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Temenos (SIX: TEMN), the banking software company, today announced that
ABN AMRO has gone live with Temenos’ WealthSuite digital banking
platform, which will power the bank’s international operations for
private and corporate banking. The shift to a single shared digital
banking platform will allow ABN AMRO to reduce IT operational costs and
achieve an improved cost/ income ratio. The open digital banking
platform will future-proof ABN AMRO’s growth and enable the bank to
deliver innovative and personalized products and services faster to
market.

Belgium is the first international branch to go live with the Temenos
solution under ABN AMRO’s rollout plan, which will see the bank migrate
two additional countries on the new platform in the coming years.

ABN AMRO joins the growing list of top tier banks that have deployed
Temenos WealthSuite to transform their wealth management operations.
With Temenos WealthSuite, ABN AMRO will deploy an end-to-end, highly
scalable and configurable platform that will allow the bank to benefit
from considerable efficiency gains. This will be achieved by automating
and simplifying processes and streamlining IT and business operations.

Cognizant, a global Temenos partner, has been providing consulting and
system integration services for the project. By using a single core
banking system, the bank can now launch a new corporate bank within nine
month, as recently seen in Australia.

ABN AMRO has been a pioneer in digital banking and a Temenos client for
over a decade. Temenos and ABN AMRO have a proven record of
co-innovation. ABN AMRO implemented Temenos T24 Core Banking platform –
the forerunner to Temenos T24 Transact – to transform its corporate
banking activities in 2009 and serve the needs of its international
business in nine countries. ABN AMRO also uses Temenos Payments. The
bank recently selected
the Temenos Continuous Deployment
product to speed up its software
delivery and rapidly launch new innovations.

Friso Westra, Head of IT Development Core Banking International of
ABN AMRO said:
We selected Temenos as our technology partner to
future-proof the ongoing growth of our private bank. Working closely
with Temenos and our implementation partner, Cognizant we experienced a
smooth go-live. I am excited as this is a big step for ABN AMRO in
harmonizing our IT infrastructure and speeding up digitization. We run
our corporate and part of our private banking operations now from one
single digital platform. We expect IT costs savings and efficiencies
from the standardization of processes and products. With Temenos
WealthSuite we are confident of achieving our ambition in offering the
most innovative wealth management products and services in the industry.”

Max Chuard, Chief Executive Officer, stated: We are proud to
support ABN AMRO, one of the largest and most innovative banks in
Europe, with its digital transformation journey. ABN AMRO will have a
single, state- of- the- art banking platform and benefit from massive
economies of scale, reduced IT operational costs and personalized
customer experience. The platform will support traditional and digitized
interactions, process automation and standardization of products, which
means faster time to market and increased business agility. Our
cloud-native, cloud-agnostic and advanced open API software enables ABN
AMRO to drastically reduce transformation time and cost.”

Santosh Thomas, President, Global Growth Markets, Cognizant, said:
We are excited to be working on ABN AMRO’s digital transformation
project with Temenos, a long-standing strategic partner. The digital
banking platform, based on Temenos software, will enable ABN AMRO to
streamline processes across its corporate and private banking business,
benefit from cost efficiencies in IT and business operations and serve
customers in a faster, more cost effective way.”

Temenos WealthSuite provides multi-channel, 24/7 real-time capability to
support wealth managers in delivering superior service to clients, while
allowing advisors to automate time-consuming compliance and back-office
functions. WealthSuite currently helps advisors manage $12trillion
assets under management.

– Ends –

About ABN AMRO
ABN AMRO is a Dutch bank for retail,
corporate and private banking clients. We are a relationship-driven,
knowledgeable and digitally savvy bank, active in Northwest Europe and
with expertise in selected sectors globally. Our purpose is Banking for
better, for generations to come. Headquartered in Amsterdam, ABN AMRO
employs around 19,000 people worldwide.

Please visit us at www.abnamro.com

About Temenos
Temenos AG (SIX: TEMN), headquartered in
Geneva, is the world’s leader in banking software, partnering with banks
and other financial institutions to transform their businesses and stay
ahead of a changing marketplace. Over 3,000 firms across the globe,
including 41 of the top 50 banks, rely on Temenos to process both the
daily transactions and client interactions of more than 500 million
banking customers. Temenos offers cloud-native, cloud-agnostic front
office and core banking, payments, fund management and wealth management
software products enabling banks to deliver both consistent,
frictionless customer journeys and gain operational excellence. Temenos
customers are proven to be more profitable than their peers: over a
seven-year period, they enjoyed on average a 31% higher return on
assets, a 36% higher return on equity and an 8.6 percentage point lower
cost/income ratio than banks running legacy applications. For more
information please visit www.temenos.com.

Contacts

Jessica Wolfe
Temenos Global Public Relations
Tel: +1
610 232 2793
Email : press@temenos.com

Alistair Kellie & Andrew Adie
Newgate Communications on
behalf of Temenos
Tel: +44 20 7680 6550
Email: allnewgatetemenos@newgatecomms.com

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Acquia Delivers 316% ROI According to Total Economic Impact Study

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Independent study evaluates the financial impact of deploying Acquia
Cloud Site Factory and Acquia Lift together for seamless content
management and personalization

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Acquia
today unveiled the results of an independent commissioned Total
Economic Impact (TEI™) study
conducted by Forrester Consulting on
behalf of Acquia that examines the potential return on investment (ROI)
enterprises may realize by deploying Acquia
Cloud Site Factory
and Acquia
Lift
in tandem. Forrester Consulting director of research Jon
Erickson will present key findings from the study today at Acquia
Engage Europe 2019
, the company’s marquee customer and partner
conference taking place at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, London.

To understand the business benefits and cost savings of Acquia’s
products for enterprises, Forrester interviewed several customers with
years of experience using Acquia Cloud Site Factory in conjunction with
Acquia Lift to streamline site creation and management while also
delivering engaging and personalized content. Forrester’s financial
analysis found that customers quantified key benefits from investment in
Acquia, resulting in benefits of $8.3 million over three years.

The study found that Acquia customers experience:

  • 85 percent faster time to market of new sites and features,
  • 60 percent more productive digital marketing teams, and
  • 3 percent improved customer retention from increased audience
    engagement

“Forrester’s analysis is consistent with what we hear from our customers
— that they find a material return on investment when they deploy our
products, and the returns come both on the top line and the bottom
line,” said Mike Sullivan, Acquia CEO.

Acquia’s portfolio empowers today’s businesses to challenge the customer
experience (CX) status quo through unparalleled content management
capabilities, comprehensive digital insights, and limitless integration.
Its open source foundation allows enterprises to gain the deep and
holistic customer insights they need to create experiences that matter
and act upon them at the speed of the market, unfettered and on their
own terms.

“Prior to using Acquia Cloud Site Factory and Acquia Lift, the
interviewed organizations were typically managing their websites across
many different legacy systems and working with multiple agencies, with
no consistent or unified process in place to manage and update their
sites,” stated the June 2019 Forrester Consulting report ‘The Total
Economic Impact of Acquia Cloud Site Factory and Acquia Lift.’ “These
organizations were frustrated with the expense, time, and resources it
took to manage and create their sites and lacked the insights required
to create personalized experiences. These organizations looked for a
solution to help them create a centralized view of their content and
customer data.“

The full study is available
for download from Acquia
.

About Acquia

Acquia is the open source digital experience company. We provide the
world’s most ambitious brands with technology that allows them to
embrace innovation and create customer moments that matter. At Acquia,
we believe in the power of community – giving our customers the freedom
to build tomorrow on their terms. To learn more, visit acquia.com.

All logos, company and product names are trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective owners.

Contacts

Jenny Radloff or Kate Lavoie-Mayer
PAN Communications
acquia@pancomm.com
+1
617 502 4300

Kaitlyn Ethier
Acquia
pr@acquia.com
+1
978 578 0480

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