“Wellness Travel: Shaping America’s Health & Economy” Report Released by Wellness Tourism Worldwide

Wellness Tourism Worldwide (WTW), a leading wellness tourism research, education and consulting business, is pleased to announce the release of “Wellness Travel: Shaping America’s Health & Economy.”

Wellness Travel Shaping America's Health & Economy

Los Angeles, CA, USA (August 28, 2014) — Wellness Tourism Worldwide (WTW), a leading wellness tourism research, education and consulting business, is pleased to announce the release of “Wellness Travel: Shaping America’s Health & Economy.”

Quoted below in italics is an excerpt from “Wellness Travel: Shaping America’s Health & Economy” outlining who should be involved and why*:

• Medical professionals & wellness practitioners who understand the value of vacations in promoting mental health, physical activity and social engagement
• Parks and recreation professionals and outdoor outfitters who value nature’s solution to a sedentary and urbanized lifestyle
• Museums, cultural attractions and organizations that understand art’s important role to engagement, innovation, creativity and emotional, intellectual, physical and social well-being
• Farms, ranches and food related organizations and companies who seek to preserve local food culture and improve health & sustainability
• Travel businesses, organizations, associations and professionals that understand vacations are a need, not a luxury and that travel is a top contributor to the economy
• Meeting planners and human resource professionals who recognize the growing emphasis on a sustainable work-force and the need to maintain the health of meeting and conference participants
• Organizations that promote family values and understand the need for quality time, personal enrichment and memory making through travel
• Progressive business executives, managers & entrepreneurs who value vacations’ positive impact on productivity and work/life balance
• Labor unions & other organizations representing workers and advocate for employee rights, benefits and compensation
• Insurance companies seeking to reduce claims through wellness promotion and by encouraging physical, social and emotional well-being through an active and engaged way of life
• Teachers, schools, universities, colleges and institutions that promote life-long learning, social studies, creative arts, language skills and educational enrichment
• Social justice organizations that support fair trade and responsible community development
• Environmental organizations that understand that people’s health is tied to the environment in which they live and recreate
• All people who care about work/life balance, quality of life and well-being

Defining wellness has been a challenge to advocates, academics and businesses but even more formidable has been facilitating higher levels of individual, social and national well-being.

Wellness Travel in America: Shaping Health, Businesses & Economy provides unprecedented data on wellness travel in the United States, examining a broad spectrum of stakeholders and confluences between sectors affecting both population and economic health. A culmination of U.S. consumer survey data and extensive research across multiple industries, the report can be used to understand how wellness travel can play a significant role in disease prevention, workplace wellness, vacation policy development, tourism development and destination marketing.

Over 60 tables and figures are contained in this comprehensive 90-page document. The report includes an extensive review of wellness trends, workplace policies, and proprietary data collection and analysis of US consumers interested in healthy travel resulting in a data-driven profile marketers can use to promote their brand.

Epidemic levels of stress, obesity, sleep problems and lack of balance between home and work are drivers to the surging interest in wellness, affecting the way businesses operate. While wellness has garnered attention over the last several years, there has been very little discussion regarding what wellness travel means to U.S. consumers, businesses and the travel industry.

Concepts such as wellness vacations, healthy hotels, and business related wellness perks are on the rise as organizations seek to contain healthcare costs and drive volume and profits.

This report can be used to:

• Better integrate wellness concepts in leisure travel and business
• Gain understanding of wellness travel consumers, their interests, perceptions and needs as well as motivations, decisions and preferences in order to
• Better conceptualize wellness tourism as away to mitigate health, social and environmental problems related to an urbanized, industrialized world
• Improve, innovate and create travel products and services to positively impact health, happiness, productivity and ultimately strengthen America’s economy
• Promote healthy lifestyle vacation travel as an engine for economic growth, personal enrichment and better work/life balance

Wellness Tourism Worldwide Founder & CEO, Camille Hoheb, remarked, “Wellness tourism cuts across multiple sectors to stimulate entrepreneurship, innovation and a more comprehensive approach to population health and financial stability.” Adding, “Wellness Tourism Worldwide is constantly seeking ways to help others achieve their professional success and personal wellness goals and we believe this Wellness Travel: Shaping America’s Health & Economy, provides ample recommendations to do just that.”

Those wishing to get involved in wellness travel are invited to contact Wellness Tourism Worldwide through the contact page http://www.wellnesstourismworldwide.com/contact.html.

The report will be available for purchase online September 2, 2014 at http://www.wellnesstourismworldwide.com.

* The excerpt from “Wellness Travel: Shaping America’s Health & Economy” in this press release is the property of Wellness Tourism Worldwide and any reference, citation or quotation is to be credited as “Wellness Travel: Shaping America’s Health & Economy prepared by Wellness Tourism Worldwide.”

About Wellness Tourism Worldwide: Wellness Tourism Worldwide (WTW) is a leader in education, development and promotion of wellness travel. WTW works with companies, destinations and travel entrepreneurs to deliver meaningful experiences and boost revenue by improving the well-being of guests and clients. (http://www.wellnesstourismworldwide.com)

Media Contact: Camille Hoheb | camille@wellnesstourismworldwide.com | 310-720-1755

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KastKing Introduces Specialty Fishing Rods

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KastKing, a division of Eposeidon Outdoor Adventure, Inc. has created a line of specific use fishing rods that bring innovation and technology to fishing tackle.

Bass Fishing

Hempstead, Long Island, NY (August 25, 2014) — Eposeidon‘s KastKing™ division that sells high-quality economically priced fishing reels and fishing line has added fishing rods to their product lineup. KastKing™ will offer 23 models made for freshwater techniques and kayak fishing. Their bass fishing rod line carries the name Perigee, named after the positioning of the moon when fish are most active, and Phantom for KastKing’s™ patent-pending kayak rod series. KastKing™ has designed and manufactured spinning and baitcasting rods in the Perigee line for specific bass fishing techniques such as: crankbait, flipping/C-rig, topwater, frogging and punching, jerkbait, and drop-shot/shakey head.

Kayak Fishing

There are also KastKing™ Perigee multipurpose spinning and baitcasting rods for a variety of species and techniques. In addition, KastKing™ has created a rod specifically for kayak fishing. It was designed after input and months of testing by kayak anglers in freshwater and saltwater.

“Possibly the greatest feature of these rods is the price,” says Eposeidon’s Marketing Director, Tom Gahan, “With top quality components and features that offer action of rods costing hundreds more, we have a good outlook for market share with our price-point set in the $70 range. It took a lot of work to pack so much quality into these rods and offer the best value anywhere. For the angler’s sake, we’re glad we could.”

Eposeidon will be offering a special pre-release discount on Perigee and Phantom rods at the beginning of September. Pre-release ordering details will be available at http://www.eposeidon.com at that time. Customers who place a pre-release order will have their rods shipped out after arriving in Eposeidon’s warehouses in mid-September. Once the KastKing™ rods are in inventory, the regular retail price of $79.95 will apply.

Drew Daniel of Drew Daniel Adventures, who comes from a fishing family in the sporting goods business and is a renowned outfitter of guided fishing trips in the US, Mexico, and Brazil says about KastKing™ Bass rods, “The very best rod on the market, We have a closet full of other brand rods, KastKings are my go to rod for fishing all over the world.”

“An excellent multi functioning rod for jigging for bottom dwellers or casting for predators. In a kayak, rod selection is so important since you can only bring a few, but these rods give you the ability to have a multi-species day with just one pole,” commented Elias Vaisberg, who competes in fishing competition internationally and has won the Jamaica Bay Kayak Fishing Classic in 2013 and 2014 that has hundreds of competitors.

Tate Cui, CEO at Eposeidon says, “Eposeidon listened to input from the angling community for their wants and needs in a quality fishing rod. We gathered the best designers, engineers, and materials to create a fantastic product. The feedback from our testers has exceeded our expectations. We are willing to work within tighter margins to make KastKing rods affordable and stay within our company motto, ‘the thing we do best is save you money on fishing tackle’.”

ABOUT EPOSEIDON:
Eposeidon (http://www.eposeidon.com) is an e-commerce company (Eposeidon Outdoor Adventure, Inc.) that brings a fresh, innovative approach to anglers by offering quality products at the best prices and no cost, or low cost shipping. Eposeidon’s goal is to exceed expectations through outstanding customer service and superior product value to their customers. Eposeidon is continually expanding its product lines to meet individual fishing equipment needs. Eposeidon is headquartered in Hempstead, NY, USA and sells fishing tackle products globally.

Media Contact:
Tom Gahan
Director of Marketing
Eposeidon Outdoor Adventure, Inc.
Direct Line: 631-369-0063
US Headquarters: 1-855-830-7430
tgahan@eposeidon.com
http://www.eposeidon.com

How Does High-Frequency Trading Impact Investors at The Speed Traders Workshop 2014 Singapore

Edgar Perez, former McKinsey and IBM consultant, is a global expert, author of The Speed Traders, Knightmare on Wall Street, and the course director of The Speed Traders Workshop 2014 Singapore, “How Banks, Hedge and Mutual Funds and Brokers Battle Markets ‘RIGGED’ by Wall Street’s ‘Flash Boys’, High-frequency Trading, Exchanges and Dark Pools”.

The Speed Traders Workshop 2014 - Singapore

New York, NY, USA (August 25, 2014) — High-frequency trading provides market liquidity, and that’s good for individual investors. Some say it’s unfair because a few very smart people are making money doing it. Rick Ferri, founder of Portfolio Solutions LLC, disagrees Competition will take care of that, he says. In his view, as long as this method of stock trading can be done by anyone with the resources to participate, and if the process leads to lower overall trading costs for investors, then he is all for it.

How does Edgar Perez, author of Knightmare on Wall Street (http://www.knightmareonwallstreet.com) analyze the situation? Mr. Perez will open the door to the secretive world of computerized low-latency trading, the most controversial form of investing today; at The Speed Traders Workshop 2014 Singapore, “How Banks, Hedge and Mutual Funds and Brokers Battle Markets ‘RIGGED’ by Wall Street’s ‘Flash Boys’, High-frequency Trading, Exchanges and Dark Pools” (http://www.thespeedtradersworkshop.com), the first and most comprehensive initiation to the world of high-frequency trading.

The Speed Traders Workshop 2014 Singapore covers the latest research currently available and reveals how high-frequency trading players are operating in global markets and driving the development of electronic trading at breakneck speeds from the U.S. and Europe to Japan, India, and Brazil. The “flash crash”, the suspended BATS IPO, the botched Facebook IPO, Knight Capital’s trading malfunction and NASDAQ’s Flash Freeze are just a few of the milestones in the history of high-frequency trading that will be dissected with participants.

Mr. Perez is widely regarded as the preeminent global expert and speaker in the specialized areas of algorithmic and high-frequency trading. He is author of Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets (2013), a minute-by-minute account of the terrifying hours following Knight Capital’s August 1, 2012 trading debacle, The Speed Traders, An Insider’s Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World, published in English by McGraw-Hill Inc. (2011), Published in Mandarin by China Financial Publishing House (2012), and Investasi Super Kilat, Pandangan Orang dalam tentang Fenomena Baru Frekuensi Tinggi yang Mentransformasi Dunia Investasi, published in Bahasa Indonesia by Kompas Gramedia (2012). He contributes to The New York Times, UltraHighFrequencyTrading.com and China’s International Finance News and Sina Finance.

Mr. Perez has been engaged to present at the Council on Foreign Relations, Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University (Kiev), Quant Investment & HFT Summit APAC 2012 (Shanghai), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (Washington DC), CFA Singapore, Hong Kong Securities Institute, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, University of International Business and Economics (Beijing), Hult International Business School (London and Shanghai) and Pace University (New York), among other public and private institutions. In addition, Mr. Perez has spoken at a number of global conferences, including Inside Market Data 2013 (Chicago), Emerging Markets Investments Summit 2013 (Warsaw), CME Group’s Global Financial Leadership Conference 2012 (Naples Beach), Harvard Business School’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference (Boston), High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum (New York, Chicago, London), MIT Sloan Investment Management Conference (Cambridge), Institutional Investor’s Global Growth Markets Forum (London), Technical Analysis Society (Singapore), TradeTech Asia (Singapore), FIXGlobal Face2Face (Seoul) and Private Equity Convention Russia, CIS & Eurasia (London).

Mr. Perez has been interviewed on CNN’s Quest Means Business, CNBC’s Squawk on the Street, Worldwide Exchange, Cash Flow and Squawk Box, FOX BUSINESS’s Countdown to the Closing Bell and After the Bell, Bloomberg TV’s Market Makers, CNN en Español’s Dinero, Sina Finance, BNN’s Business Day, CCTV China, Bankier.pl, TheStreet.com, Leaderonomics, GPW Media, Channel NewsAsia’s Business Tonight and Cents & Sensibilities. In addition, Mr. Perez has been globally featured on WILS 1320’s Capital City Recap, FXFactor, Columbia Business, OpenMarkets, Sohu, News.Sina.com, Yicai, eastmoney, Caijing, ETF88.com, 360doc, AH Radio, CNFOL.com, CITICS Futures, Tongxin Securities, ZhiCheng.com, CBNweek.com, Caixin, Futures Daily, Xinhua, CBN Newswire, Chinese Financial News, ifeng.com, International Finance News, hexun.com, Finance.QQ.com, Finance.Sina.com, The Korea Times, The Korea Herald, The Star, The Malaysian Insider, BMF 89.9, iMoney Hong Kong, CNBC, Bloomberg Hedge Fund Brief, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Dallas Morning News, Valor Econômico, FIXGlobal Trading, TODAY Online, Oriental Daily News and Business Times.

Mr. Perez was a vice president at Citigroup, a senior consultant at IBM, and a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. in New York City. Mr. Perez has an undergraduate degree from Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima, Peru (1994), a Master of Administration from Universidad ESAN, Lima, Peru (1997) and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School, New York, with a dual major in Finance and Management (2002). He belongs to the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society and is an accomplished salsa and hustle dancer.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
Knightmare on Wall Street
+1-414-FORUMS0
info@knightmareonwallstreet.com
http://www.knightmareonwallstreet.com

URALCHEM has become a Controlling Shareholder of the Ventamonjaks Terminal

URALCHEM, OJSC has become a controlling shareholder in SIA Ventamonjaks. Ventamonjaks is the largest liquid ammonia transhipment terminal in the Baltic Sea.

URALCHEM

Moscow, Russia (August 21, 2014) — URALCHEM, OJSC has become a controlling shareholder in SIA Ventamonjaks. Ventamonjaks is the largest liquid ammonia transhipment terminal in the Baltic Sea. It has an annual capacity of 1 million tonnes and is located in the ice-free port of Ventspils. URALCHEM’s subsidiary, Uralchem Freight limited, acted on behalf of URALCHEM as a party to the transaction and became the owner of 55% of the shares in the company, which has 100% shares in SIA Ventamonjaks. The transaction was carried out with the participation of ABLV bank.

Dmitry Konyaev, General Director of URALCHEM OJSC, commented

The purchase of the terminal is consistent with our strategic goal of providing logistic security to the supply of our products. For more than 15 years the enterprises of URALCHEM have been customers of the Ventamonjaks. URALCHEM is the leader in Russia in terms of manufacturing ammonia and intends to increase its production. We are keen to provide our customers around the world with flexible and the most favourable conditions for its supply. Our approach to the purchase of the terminal and to its future management will be identical to our existing project – the Riga Fertilizer Terminal.

Andrejs Visnauskas, Chairman of the board of directors of SIA Ventamonjaks, said

The acquisition of shares in the terminal by the manufacturer and owner of the transhipped product provides a long-term guarantee for its workload. This is an important factor for the competitiveness of the terminal, its ability to ensure income for its owners and to provide jobs and taxes for the Latvian budget. We also hope that, with the help of URALCHEM, we will be able to increase the workload of the terminal, which has significantly reduced after the global financial crisis.

Public Relations Department
URALCHEM, OJSC
Tel: +7 (495) 721 89 89
pr@uralchem.com
http://www.uralchem.com

URALCHEM, OJSC is one of the largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate fertilizers in Russia and the CIS with production capacities of over 2.8 million tonnes of ammonia, 2.5 million tonnes of ammonium nitrate, 1.2 million tonnes of urea and 0.8 million tonnes of phosphate and compound fertilizers per year. URALCHEM, OJSC ranks first in Russia for production of ammonia and ammonium nitrate, and second for the production of urea. Key production assets of URALCHEM, OJSC include Azot Branch of URALCHEM, OJSC in Berezniki, Perm Region; OJSC Minudobrenia, Perm; MFP Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works, OJSC Branch in Kirovo-Chepetsk, Kirov region; Voskresensk Mineral Fertilisers, OJSC in Voskresensk, Moscow region.

Some of the information in this press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of URALCHEM. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions. We do not intend to update these statements and our actual results may differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, the achievement of anticipated levels of profitability, growth, cost and synergy of our recent acquisitions, the impact of competitive pricing, the ability to obtain necessary regulatory approvals and licenses, the impact of developments in the Russian economic, political and legal environment, financial risk management and the impact of general business and global economic conditions.

Cross-Post LLC Launches Recruitment Classifieds Platform

Cross-Post LLC

New option for employers provides a lower cost, responsively designed platform with award winning tools to improve the candidate experience.

Petaluma, CA, USA (August 20, 2014) — Cross-Post LLC announced today the launch of its new CareerPointe™ Recruitment Classifieds Platform designed for the newspaper industry. Cross-Post LLC, the leader in providing niche recruitment networks for ten years, serves nearly 200 newspapers in North America offering products that enable publishers to help employers recruit in specialty niche markets. Their SocialJobWorking® Network transformed the industry and other networks like Diversity, Veterans, Healthcare, Nursing, Trucking and others utilize some of the largest job boards on the web to deliver qualified talent at a fraction of the cost.

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“We have listened to our customer’s needs for a stable, cost effective and responsive Recruitment Classifieds Platform. The key challenges they face with their existing platforms are mobile and social compatibility, flexibility, ease of use and most importantly tools to improve the candidate experience. We have responded with a comprehensive design that includes an award winning (ONREC 2014) technology developed by Careerleaf of Toronto Canada that puts control of a candidate’s careers back in their hands.” noted Carl Braun, Co-Founder and CEO. “The trend was a very important topic at the recent IAEWS Conference (International Association of Employment Websites) in Nashville,” he added.

Careerleaf founder Afifa Siddiqui agrees. “Careerleaf is very excited about being the technology behind CareerPointe. Our mandate is to create an exceptional candidate experience to empower job seekers with huge value while building loyalty with the platform.”

Careerpointe™ will be made available to existing as well as future potential clients with very competitive pricing and no long-term contracts making it both affordable and lucrative as newspapers and publishers will have several new options for earning additional, incremental revenue, but more importantly the candidate stickiness that other job boards lack which makes the revenue gains even more achievable. “Newspapers have a loyal, local audience. Once that readership realizes they can use the newspaper platform to manage all of their job search efforts, no matter what the site, they will respond accordingly.” Braun noted.

“Historically, job boards have placed primary focus on employer acquisition. The candidate relationship has been assumed. Essentially its been ‘If we build it they will come’ Today, there are so many options for passive and active candidates that they can be quite selective on which boards they work with and which companies they ultimately work for. Careerpointe™ is one stop shopping for job candidates. They can use the free tools to do everything from apply with a mobile device to search for free online courses to improve their resumes and their knowledge.” said John Fujii, Cross-Post President and Co-Founder.

The Newspaper Recruitment Classifieds platform was designed exclusively for the newspaper industry and helps them generate revenue easier from niche networks and other products not currently available in the marketplace. It connects seamlessly to all existing sales systems.

“I am TRULY amazed with CareerPointe™. As recruiting professionals, we try to make sure we are constantly evolving. Careerpointe™ adapts to new SEO requirements instantly and provides innovative tools to maximize revenue from an enhanced candidate experience.” noted Chelle Bize, former Manager of Recruitment Advertising with the Las Vegas Review Journal and Manager of Special Projects for the Technology Division of Southern Nevada Goodwill.

“Cross-Post has doubled in size in the last two years due to unique partnerships and an eye on the future of our industry. We have taken that growth and doubled down on new and innovative products for our customers who are intrigued about hire performing, lower cost options.” Said Braun.

About Cross-Post LLC (http://www.crosspost.com/#!technology/c1ua9)

Cross-Post LLC DBA Cross-Post Classified Networks has for ten years provided newspapers with leading edge recruitment networks and technologies enabling them to boost revenue and improve customer results. Cross-Post offers many networks including Diversity, Healthcare, Veterans, Trucking, Nursing, Green Employers, Call Center/Customer Service, Sales & Marketing, IT Jobs, Manufacturing & Engineering and SocialJobWorking®. Cross-Post is a sponsor of the Confluence Social Media Conference being held in Oklahoma City September 6th 2014.

Cross-Post LLC works with nearly 200 newspapers in North America including the Washington Post, Tulsaworld, The Oklahoman and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The company was founded by recruitment and Internet executives Carl Braun and John Fujii in 2004.

Contact:
Carl Braun, CEO
Cross-Post LLC
PO BOX 5425
Petaluma, CA 94955
619-575-6577
carl@cross-post.com
http://www.cross-post.com

LinkOptimizer for InDesign Now Supports “Preserve Details” Resampling

Zevrix Solutions announces LinkOptimizer 4.9.20, a feature update to its workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Awarded 4 out of 5 starts by Computer Arts magazine, LinkOptimizer allows to reduce InDesign link size and speed up processing by eliminating excess image data. The software also performs image adjustments, converts formats and helps repurpose files for web and mobile devices. The new version supports the Preserve Details image resampling method in Photoshop CC and later.

Zevrix Solutions

Toronto (ON), Canada (August 19, 2014) — Zevrix Solutions today announces LinkOptimizer 4.9.20, a feature update to its popular workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Awarded 4 out of 5 stars by Computer Arts magazine, LinkOptimizer automates complex image manipulation tasks allowing to significantly reduce the size of InDesign links, save processing time and reduce production costs.

The new version lets users use the Preserve Details resampling method for image processing in Photoshop CC and later. This advanced method allows to enlarge a low-res image so it looks great in print, or start with a larger image and blow it up to poster or billboard size. New upsampling preserves detail and sharpness without introducing noise.

LinkOptimizer works automatically with Adobe Photoshop to eliminate the excess image data of InDesign links, perform essential image adjustments and convert image formats. For example, with just a click of a button users can:

scale and crop images to match their dimensions in InDesign,
-change their resolution to 300 dpi,
convert RGB images to CMYK,
-apply color profile,
-resave JPEG images as TIFF,
-run a Photoshop Action on each image.

At the end of processing, LinkOptimizer reimports images to InDesign at 100% in their precise position. In addition, the software can apply sharpening filters, merge layers and delete hidden ones, and process copies of InDesign documents and images instead of original files. As a result, users can save gigabytes of disk space and countless hours of optimizing images manually, accelerate document output, reduce job turnaround and cut costs through faster processing.

Pricing and Availability:
LinkOptimizer can be purchased from Zevrix website for US$259.95 (Light version: $179.95) as well as from authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for LinkOptimizer 4.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer is available for Mac OS X 10.6-10.9 and works with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop CS3-CC 2014.

About Zevrix Solutions

Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, PDF and graphic file diagnostics, as well as Microsoft Office on Mac OS. Zevrix Solutions is dedicated to helping professionals increase their profits through automating their everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting production costs. For more information, visit http://www.zevrix.com.

Contact:
Leo Revzin
Owner
Zevrix Solutions
105 McCAUL St, Suite 301
Toronto Ontario M5T 2X4 Canada
858-206-0607
media@zevrix.com
http://www.zevrix.com

URALCHEM Expands Its Own Fleet of Ammonia Transportation Tanks

In August, URALCHEM’s fleet of rolling stock increased by 100 new ammonia tanks.

URALCHEM

Moscow, Russia (August 14, 2014) — In August, URALCHEM‘s fleet of rolling stock increased by 100 new ammonia tanks. A financial leasing contract was signed by URALCHEM-TRANS (part of URALCHEM) and Alpha Leasing. The deal amounted to about 500 million roubles.

The leasing company was chosen on a competitive basis, which allowed URALCHEM to negotiate the best terms for the deal. The new tanks are to be manufactured by the Ruzaevsky Chemical Engineering factory (Ruzhimmash, part of the RM Rail group). URALCHEM-TRANS has long been using Ruzhimmash products. Currently, the company’s fleet includes 533 leased tanks by this manufacturer and another 76 rented.

Expansion of its fleet of ammonia tanks is in line with URALCHEM’s strategy to ensure the independence of its logistics chain. In particular, it is driven by the requirement to reduce its current dependence on leased fleets of other ammonia manufacturers. This allows the company to guarantee uninterrupted supply of raw materials and finished products. By following this strategy in 2012 to 2014, URALCHEM increased the proportion of its own ammonia tanks from 40% to 71% of the total number of tanks in its fleet. In total, URALCHEM’s rolling stock of ammonia tanks consists of 1700 ammonia tanks, of which more than 1200 are owned by the company.

Public Relations Department
URALCHEM, OJSC
Tel: +7 (495) 721 89 89
pr@uralchem.com
http://www.uralchem.com

URALCHEM, OJSC is one of the largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate fertilizers in Russia and the CIS with production capacities of over 2.8 million tonnes of ammonia, 2.5 million tonnes of ammonium nitrate, 1.2 million tonnes of urea and 0.8 million tonnes of phosphate and compound fertilizers per year. URALCHEM, OJSC ranks first in Russia for production of ammonia and ammonium nitrate, and second for the production of urea. Key production assets of URALCHEM, OJSC include Azot Branch of URALCHEM, OJSC in Berezniki, Perm Region; OJSC Minudobrenia, Perm; MFP Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works, OJSC Branch in Kirovo-Chepetsk, Kirov region; Voskresensk Mineral Fertilisers, OJSC in Voskresensk, Moscow region.

Some of the information in this press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of URALCHEM. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions. We do not intend to update these statements and our actual results may differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, the achievement of anticipated levels of profitability, growth, cost and synergy of our recent acquisitions, the impact of competitive pricing, the ability to obtain necessary regulatory approvals and licenses, the impact of developments in the Russian economic, political and legal environment, financial risk management and the impact of general business and global economic conditions.