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Alliance Data Systems Corp (ADS.N)

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Alliance Data Announces Stock Repurchase Program
Tuesday, 9 Jul 2019 

July 9 (Reuters) - Alliance Data Systems Corp ::ALLIANCE DATA ANNOUNCES STOCK REPURCHASE PROGRAM.ALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS CORP - BOARD APPROVES NEW $1.1 BILLION STOCK REPURCHASE PROGRAM THROUGH JUNE 30, 2020.ALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS CORP - BOARD APPROVES NEW $1.1 BILLION STOCK REPURCHASE PROGRAM THROUGH JUNE 30, 2020.ALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS CORP - REPURCHASES WILL BE FINANCED PRIMARILY THROUGH FREE CASH FLOW, INCLUDING PROCEEDS FROM RECENTLY COMPLETED SALE OF EPSILON.ALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS CORP - EXPECTS TO MAINTAIN MODERATE LEVELS OF DEBT OVER COURSE OF REPURCHASE PROGRAM.ALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS - UNDER NEW REPURCHASE PROGRAM, CO AUTHORIZED TO REPURCHASE SHARES IN OPEN MARKET PURCHASES, IN PRIVATELY NEGOTIATED DEALS.  Full Article

Alliance Data Completes Sale Of Epsilon Business
Tuesday, 2 Jul 2019 

July 2 (Reuters) - Alliance Data Systems Corp ::ALLIANCE DATA COMPLETES SALE OF EPSILON® BUSINESS.ALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS CORP - MAINTAINS ITS 2019 GUIDANCE PROVIDED IN COMPANY'S Q1 EARNINGS RELEASE ISSUED APRIL 25, 2019.  Full Article

Publicis Groupe finalises previously-announced acquisition of Epsilon
Tuesday, 2 Jul 2019 

July 2 (Reuters) - Publicis Groupe SA ::* Publicis Groupe finalizes the acquisition of Epsilon.* Publicis announced $4.4 billion takeover of Epsilon in April nL5N21W0AE.* Transaction is positive for shareholders, with an accretion of 12.5% on Headline EPS and 18.3% for Free Cash Flow, excluding any transaction-related synergies. .  Full Article

Alliance Data Says Melisa Miller Named President And Chief Executive Officer
Friday, 7 Jun 2019 

June 7 (Reuters) - Alliance Data Systems Corp ::ALLIANCE DATA ANNOUNCES ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES.ALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS CORP - MELISA MILLER WAS NAMED ALLIANCE DATA'S NEW PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, SUCCEEDING ED HEFFERNAN.ALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS CORP - TIM KING WAS NAMED ALLIANCE DATA'S NEW CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER.ALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS CORP - MILLER HAS ALSO BEEN APPOINTED TO ALLIANCE DATA BOARD OF DIRECTORS.ALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS CORP - TIM KING IS SUCCEEDING PREVIOUS CFO CHARLES HORN.ALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS CORP - EXPECTED THAT CARD SERVICES' CURRENT COLUMBUS, OHIO, LOCATION WILL SERVE AS COMPANY'S HEADQUARTERS..  Full Article

S&P places Publicis ratings on CreditWatch Negative on Epsilon acquisition
Tuesday, 16 Apr 2019 

April 16 (Reuters) - S&P statement on Publicis ::Publicis Groupe plans to acquire digital marketing agency Epsilon for $4.4 billion, and finance the transaction through cash on its balance sheet and debt issuance..  Full Article

Publicis hopes for return to positive growth in Q2
Monday, 15 Apr 2019 

April 15 (Reuters) - Publicis ::COMPANY BOSS SADOUN SAYS ALL ITS INDICATORS MAKES IT THINK IT SHOULD RETURN TO POSITIVE GROWTH IN Q2.  Full Article

Alliance Data Enters Into Definitive Agreement To Sell Its Epsilon Business To Publicis Groupe For $4.4 Bln
Sunday, 14 Apr 2019 

April 14 (Reuters) - Alliance Data Systems Corp ::ALLIANCE DATA ENTERS INTO DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT TO SELL ITS EPSILON® BUSINESS TO PUBLICIS GROUPE FOR $4.4 BILLION.ALLIANCE DATA ENTERS INTO DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT TO SELL ITS EPSILON® BUSINESS TO PUBLICIS GROUPE FOR $4.4 BILLION.DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT REACHED BASED ON VALUATION, CERTAINTY AND SPEED OF CLOSE, AND ALL-CASH TRANSACTION.EXPECTED NET PROCEEDS OF $3.5 BILLION TO BE USED FOR SHARE REPURCHASES AND DEBT PAY-DOWN.FULL YEAR RUN-RATE EARNINGS ON A PRO FORMA BASIS IS ACCRETIVE TO $22 CORE EPS GUIDANCE.SAYS TRANSACTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED BY ALLIANCE DATA'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND IS EXPECTED TO CLOSE IN EARLY Q3 2019.ALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS -ON A FULL-YEAR RUN-RATE BASIS, TRANSACTION WILL BE ACCRETIVE TO CORE EPS GUIDANCE OF $22 AND HIGHLY ACCRETIVE ON A GAAP BASIS.  Full Article

Publicis Confirms It Is Studying Potential Acquisition Of Epsilon
Monday, 1 Apr 2019 

April 1 (Reuters) - PUBLICIS GROUPE SA ::CONFIRMS THAT IT IS STUDYING POTENTIAL ACQUISITION OF EPSILON.GROUP CANNOT GIVE ANY INDICATION ON WHETHER A TRANSACTION WOULD MATERIALIZE OR NOT.CANNOT GIVE ANY INDICATION, SHOULD GROUP DECIDE TO MAKE AN OFFER, WHICH TERMS AND CONDITIONS WILL APPLY.  Full Article

Alliance Data Signs New Multi-Yr Agreement With Sephora To Launch Private Label & Co-Brand Credit Card Program
Thursday, 14 Mar 2019 

March 14 (Reuters) - Alliance Data Systems Corp ::ALLIANCE DATA SIGNS NEW MULTI-YEAR AGREEMENT WITH BEAUTY INDUSTRY INNOVATOR SEPHORA TO LAUNCH PRIVATE LABEL AND CO- BRAND CREDIT CARD PROGRAM.  Full Article

Alliance Data Exploring Sale Of Epsilon
Tuesday, 27 Nov 2018 

Nov 27 (Reuters) - Alliance Data Systems Corp ::ALLIANCE DATA EXPLORING STRATEGIC ALTERNATIVES FOR EPSILON.STRATEGIC ALTERNATIVES INCLUDE A POTENTIAL SALE OF BUSINESS.EXPLORING STRATEGIC ALTERNATIVES FOR ITS EPSILON BUSINESS, INCLUDING ITS DIGITAL MEDIA ARM CONVERSANT.HAS RETAINED EVERCORE AS A FINANCIAL ADVISOR IN CONNECTION WITH ITS EXPLORATION OF STRATEGIC ALTERNATIVES FOR EPSILON.FOLLOWING ANY POTENTIAL DEAL, PLAN TO USE IMPROVED CAPITAL STRUCTURE TO ACCELERATE GROWTH AND REALIGN FOR ALLIANCE DATA 2.0.INTENDS TO APPLY NET PROCEEDS FROM ANY POSSIBLE SALE FOR DELEVERAGING & RETURNING CAPITAL TO STOCKHOLDERS .  Full Article

European shares subdued after U.S.-China trade deal hopes

April 15 European shares were steady in early trade on Monday, as hopes that Sino-U.S. trade talks could be nearing their final stages and strong Chinese economic data eased worries over the global economy, but domestic trade tensions kept a lid on advances.