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Diebold And Al Rajhi Bank Receive Innovation Award For Collaboratively-Developed Self-Service Solution

Diebold software enables customized services to enhance consumer experience

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, June 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) and Al Rajhi Bank have received the Best Technological Innovation Award at the 2016 Cards and Payments Conference and Exhibition. This award recognizes the most innovative technological contribution to a card or mobile payment launch that has helped deliver a unique product or service to the market. The co-developed self-service terminals, powered by Diebold’s dynamic software platform, enable online banking, statement printing and biometric authentication, as well as the issuance of new checkbooks and debit cards. The terminals will continue to be implemented across Al Rajhi’s branches in Saudi Arabia through 2017.

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“It was a great experience to work with Diebold to design and manufacture a customized solution to create a truly differentiated customer experience,” said Adel Al-Rajhi, senior director of direct banking, Al Rajhi Bank. “The feedback we have received from our customers proves that we have introduced a truly unique solution to the market. Our customers value the convenience the self-service terminals provide, as they are able to receive a multitude of services on the spot in just a few moments.”

The custom solution was co-developed in Diebold’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Center of Innovation, which provides customers with the opportunity to explore innovative technology solutions, collaborate with industry experts and experience new solutions. Alhamrani Universal, Diebold’s local partner, is assisting in the implementation of the custom units across Al Rajhi’s network. A replica of the Al Rajhi Bank custom solution is available for viewing at Diebold’s Dubai Solution Centre in the United Arab Emirates.

“This award highlights Diebold’s dedication to collaborative innovation, meeting our customers’ business objectives and elevating the consumer experience,” said Bassem Bouzid, Diebold senior vice president and managing director, Europe, Middle East and Africa. “We have multiple centers of innovation around the globe that enable us to work directly with our customers to create custom hardware and software solutions that meet specific market and business needs. This approach to customer service is what truly makes us unique in the market.”

About Al Rajhi Bank
Founded in 1957, Al Rajhi Bank is a leading International banking group with total assets of SR 307 billion (US$ 80 billion), a paid up capital of SR 16.25 billion (US$ 4.33 billion), employing more than 9,600 associates. With over 58 years of experience in banking and trading activities, the various individual establishments under the Al Rajhi name were merged into the umbrella ‘Al Rajhi trading and exchange corporation’ in 1978 and it was in 1988 that the bank was also established as a Saudi share holding company. With an established base in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Al Rajhi Bank has a vast network of over 600 branches, more than 4,100 ATM’s, and 4,600 POS units installed with merchants and the largest customer base of any bank in the Kingdom.

About Diebold
Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) provides the technology, software and services that connect people around the world with their money – bridging the physical and digital worlds of cash conveniently, securely and efficiently.  Since its founding in 1859, Diebold has evolved to become a leading provider of exceptional self-service innovation, security and services to financial, commercial, retail and other markets.

Diebold has approximately 15,000 employees worldwide and is headquartered near Canton, Ohio, USA. Visit Diebold at www.diebold.comor on Twitter: http://twitter.com/DieboldInc.

Mars, Incorporated to remove all artificial colors from its human food portfolio

Five-year effort will impact chocolate, gum, confection, food and drink brands

MCLEAN, Virginia, Feb. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire — Mars, Incorporated announced today that it will remove all artificial colors from its human food products as part of a commitment to meet evolving consumer preferences.

Though many of the company’s products are already free of artificial colors, by expanding the scope of the effort to its entire human food portfolio, Mars is making a commitment of significant depth and breadth. Products across the range of the company’s chocolate, gum, confection, food and drink businesses will be affected by the change, which will take place incrementally over the next five years.

Artificial colors pose no known risks to human health or safety, but consumers today are calling on food manufacturers to use more natural ingredients in their products. Against this backdrop, Mars will work closely with its suppliers to find alternatives that not only meet the its strict quality and safety standards, but also maintain the vibrant, fun colors consumers have come to expect from the company’s beloved brands.

“We’re in the business of satisfying and delighting the people who love our products,” said Grant F. Reid, President and CEO of Mars, Incorporated. “Eliminating all artificial colors from our human food portfolio is a massive undertaking, and one that will take time and hard work to accomplish. Our consumers are the boss and we hear them. If it’s the right thing to do for them, it’s the right thing to do for Mars.”

Today Mars uses a variety of naturally sourced and artificial colors in its global product portfolio. Depending on consumer preferences, ingredient availability and local regulations, slightly different formulations and products may exist in different markets. However, all ingredients used by the company are safe, and all are manufactured in compliance with Mars’ own strict internal quality and safety requirements and the requirements established by food safety regulators globally, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Removing all artificial colors from a human food portfolio that features more than 50 brands represents a complex challenge. Mars’ strategy includes partnering with suppliers to identify new ingredients and formulas that meet its rigid safety and quality standards, addressing all legal and regulatory requirements, and creating accessible ways to gather input and feedback from consumers throughout the reformulation process. The company believes the process of developing alternative colors, ensuring their safety and quality, obtaining regulatory approval, and introducing the new ingredients across the entirety of its human food portfolio around the world will take about five years.

About Mars, Incorporated
Mars, Incorporated is a private, family-owned business with more than a century of history and some of the best-loved brands in the world including M&M’S®, PEDIGREE®, DOUBLEMINT® and UNCLE BEN’S®. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars has more than $33 billion in sales from six diverse business segments: Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks and Symbioscience. More than 80,000 Associates across 73 countries are united by the company’s Five Principles: Quality, Efficiency, Responsibility, Mutuality and Freedom and strive every day to create relationships with stakeholders that deliver growth we are proud of as a company.

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تمديد الشراكة بين ديبولد والحمراني العالمية لتوفير حلول بنكيةٌ مبتكرةٌ لسوق المملكة العربية السعودية

الرياض: المملكة العربية السعودية 6 كانون الأول/ديسمبر، 2015 / بي آر نيوزواير —  أعلنت شركة ديبولد وشركة الحمراني العالمية عن تجديد عقد التوزيع فيما بينهما في المملكة العربية السعودية. عقد التوزيع المحددة مدته بأربع سنوات يمكن شركة الحمراني العالمية بأن تقوم بشكل حصري بتركيب وصيانة تكنولوجيا ديبولد عبر تقديم خدمات كبيرة، موثوقة ومحترفة، مع المهارات والقدرة على الوصول من أجل تقديم أفضل الدعم للمؤسسات المالية السعودية ومساعدتها لتحقيق أهدافها التحولية.

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قال باسم بوزيد نائب الرئيس والمدير التنفيذي لأوروبا والشرق الأوسط وأفريقيا “تمكننا الشراكة مع الحمراني من التواجد بقوة في السوق السعودي الرائد وتساعدنا على التواصل مع زبائننا في السوق بشكل فعال”. كما اضاف، “هدفنا هو التحقق أن كل زبائن ديبولد يحصلون على حد تنافسي مستدام من خلال العمل بأكثر فاعلية مرونة وأمن عن طريق الابتكار المتواصل والتبني المدروس لتكنولوجيات جديدة.

منذ أكتر من ثلاثين عاما” نجح التعاون فيما بين ديبولد والحمراني العالمية في دعم النمو السريع لقطاع الخدمات المصرفية للمملكة من خلال تقديم حلول بنكية مبتكرة بشكل متواصل ومفصل لتلائم احتياجات الزبائن السعوديون.

قال طارق عبدات، رئيس شركة الحمراني العالمية، “من خلال أكثر من 37 مركز خدمة في بلدان الخليج العربي تقدم شركة الحمراني العالمية نطاقا واسعا من الخدمات بما في ذلك جميع عناصر الحلول البنكية الإلكترونية، حلول تكنولوجيا المعلومات، دمج الأنظمة والحلول الأمنية “. وأضاف طارق عبدات، “تجديد شراكتنا مع ديبولد تثبت مركزنا كأحد اللاعبين الرئيسيين على مستوى المنطقة وتمكننا من مواصلة تزويد زبائننا بالخدمات الموثوقة والحلول الرائدة والمعتمدة لمساعدتهم في تحقيق حوائج زبائنهم التي تتطور بسرعة.

حول شركة الحمراني العالمية
تأسست شركة الحمراني العالمية سنة 1981 من خلال شبكة شراكاتها العالمية لشركات قيادية عالمية، أكثر من سبعة وثلاثون مركز خدمات على مستوى منطقة الخليج العربي وأكثر من خمسمائة محترف، تقدم شركة الحمراني العالمية خدمات لجميع عناصر الحلول الالكترونية البنكية، حلول تكنولوجيا المعلومات، دمج الأنظمة والحلول الأمنية على مستوى بلدان الخليج العربي. لمزيد من المعلومات زوروا موقعنا الالكتروني:  www.universal.com.sa

حول ديبولد
ديبولد إنكوربوريتد (مدرجة لدى سوق الأسهم في نيو يورك: DBD)  شركة تؤمن التكنولوجيا، البرامج والخدمات التي توصل الناس حول العالم بنقودهم – حيث توفر الجسر الذي يسهل التواصل بين عالمي النقد الحسي والرقمي بشكل مناسب، آمن وفعال. من تاريخ تأسيسها في العام 1859 تطورت ديبولد لتصبح مزودا” رئيسيا” ومتميزا” في مجال ابتكار الخدمة الذاتية، أنظمة الحماية والخدمات للأسواق المالية، التجارية والتجزئة والأسواق الأخرى.  يعمل لدى ديبولد حوالي 16000 موظف حول العالم ومركزها الرئيسي قرب كانتون، أوهايو، الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية. زوروا ديبولد علي موقعها الالكتروني: www.diebold.com أو على موقع تويتر: http://twitter.com/DieboldInc

Diebold And Alhamrani Universal Company Extend Agreement To Deliver Innovative Banking Solutions To The Saudi Arabian Market

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire — Diebold and Alhamrani Universal Company have announced the renewal of their distribution agreement in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The four-year agreement enables Alhamrani Universal Company to exclusively install and service Diebold technology through a large, reliable and professional service organization with the skills and reach to best support the transformation goals of Saudi financial institutions.

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“Our partnership with Alhamrani Universal Company enables us to continue to have a strong presence in the important Saudi Arabia market and effectively bring collaborative innovation to customers in the country,” said Bassem Bouzid, Diebold senior vice president and managing director, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Our goal is to provide agility and security for our customers, enabling them to have a sustainable competitive edge through continuous innovation and adoption of new technologies.”

For more than 30 years, Diebold and Alhamrani Universal Company have successfully collaborated to support the rapid growth of the Kingdom’s retail banking sector through the continued delivery of innovative banking solutions tailored to suit the needs of Saudi customers.

“With 37 service centers across the Gulf countries, we provide a wide range of services, including all aspects of electronic banking and IT solutions, system integration and security solutions,” said Tariq Abdat, president of Alhamrani Universal Company. “The renewal of our partnership with Diebold positions us firmly as one of the key regional players, and allows us to continue to provide our customers trusted services and state-of-the-art, reliable solutions to help them meet rapidly evolving customer needs.”

About Alhamrani Universal Company

Alhamrani Universal Company (AU) was established in 1981. Through its global partnership network of world leading companies, 37 service centers GCC wide, and over 500 professionals, AU provides services for all aspects of Electronic Banking Solutions, IT Solutions, Systems Integration, and Security Solutions throughout the Gulf Countries. For more information, please visit www.universal.com.sa.

About Diebold

Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) provides the technology, software and services that connect people around the world with their money – bridging the physical and digital worlds of cash conveniently, securely and efficiently.  Since its founding in 1859, Diebold has evolved to become a leading provider of exceptional self-service innovation, security and services to financial, commercial, retail and other markets.

Diebold has approximately 16,000 employees worldwide and is headquartered near Canton, Ohio, USA. Visit Diebold at www.diebold.com or on Twitter: http://twitter.com/DieboldInc.

Al Rajhi Bank Selects Diebold’s Technology To Drive Branch Automation Strategy

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, May 26, 2015 / PRNewswire — Al Rajhi Bank, one of the largest Islamic banks in the world, has selected Diebold’s technology to migrate transactions from the traditional teller line to the self-service channel and transform the in-branch banking experience for its customers. In Saudi Arabia, the vast majority of transactions are performed with cash. Approximately 70 percent of all banking transactions are performed inside the bank branch, which leads to long teller queues. The addition of 300 deposit automation-enabled automated teller machines (ATMs) across its entire network will allow Al Rajhi Bank to reduce transaction operating expenses by up to 55 percent and drive greater customer satisfaction.

Diebold Al Rajhi Bank Selects Diebolds Technology To Drive Branch Automation Strategy

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“Diebold’s branch transformation expertise and technology have allowed us to decrease wait times in our retail branches which typically have long queues to perform routine transactions with a teller,” said Mohammed Al Garni, head of direct banking department, Al Rajhi Bank. “As our customers begin to perform more transactions on their own, our staff will have more time to assist with more complex needs and build deeper relationships.”

In addition to the new technology, Al Rajhi is also renovating its branches to enhance the overall look and feel and to make the ATMs more appealing to its customers, who have traditionally used the teller line to perform most transactions. In the future, Al Rajhi plans to implement even more advanced technology such as customized kiosks that will enable its customers, through biometric access, to perform transactions such as opening new accounts, printing and encoding new cards, checkbook and statement printing.

“We are excited to help Al Rajhi Bank redefine the ideal branch experience for its customers,” said Bassem Bouzid, Diebold senior vice president and managing director, Europe, Middle East and Africa. “Our extensive branch automation expertise will benefit customers as we look to further expand our presence in the important Middle East markets.”

About Al Rajhi Bank
Founded in 1957, Al Rajhi Bank is a leading International banking group with total assets of SAR 267 billion (US 71.2 bn), a market capital of over SAR 15 Billion (US$4 billion), employing 9,000 associates. With over 50 years of experience in banking and trading activities, the various individual establishments under the Al Rajhi name were merged into the umbrella ‘Al Rajhi trading and exchange corporation’ in 1987 and it was in this year that the bank was also established as a Saudi share holding company. With an established base in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Al Rajhi Bank has a vast network of over 630 branches (including remittance centers), 4,030 ATM’s, 37,300 POS units.

About Diebold
Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) is a global leader in providing innovative self-service technology, security systems and related services. Diebold has approximately 16,000 employees worldwide and is headquartered near Canton, Ohio, USA. Visit Diebold at www.diebold.com.

أنطونوكيو سيترأس استراتيجية النمو لديبولد في الشرق الأوسط وأفريقيا فضلا عن جهود الشراكة والتحالفات في أوروبا والشرق الأوسط وأفريقيا

لندن، 21 كانون الثاني/يناير، 2015 / بي آر نيوزواير — أعلنت شركة “ديبولد إنكوربوريتيد” Diebold, Incorporated (رمزها على قائمة سوق الأسهم في نيويورك هو DBD)، اليوم، أن أنطونيو أنطونوكيو قد عين نائبا للرئيس، لشؤون الشرق الأوسط وأفريقيا، كما وجهود التحالفات وإدارة أقنية التوزيع للشركة. وبصفته مهنيا متمرسا في قيادة مؤسسات أعمال معقدة لتعزيز فعالية مبيعاتها وتسريع النمو لديها، فإن أنطونوكيو سيقود استراتيجية ديبولد وتنمية أعمالها ومبيعاتها في أسواق الشرق الأوسط وأفريقيا. وكذلك سيعمل أنطونوكيو على توسيع بصمة ديبولد في أوروبا والشرق الأوسط وأفريقيا عن طريق زيادة التعاون المبتكر واستراتيجيات السوق الجريئة مع الشركاء والموزعين عبر المنطقة.

Diebold أنطونوكيو سيترأس استراتيجية النمو لديبولد في الشرق الأوسط وأفريقيا فضلا عن جهود الشراكة والتحالفات في أوروبا والشرق الأوسط وأفريقيا

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وقد تقلد أنطونوكيو مناصب قياديةفيالعديد من الشركاتالعالميةذات التقنية العاليةوالقائمة على الخدمات، بما في ذلك هيوليت باكاردوباين آند كومباني. وحين عمل مع أتش بي، شغل أنطونوكيو منصب الرئيس التنفيذي للعملياتفيشركة إنجازاتلنظم البيانات، وهو مشروع مشتركلأتش بييوجد مقرها فيأبو ظبي.وقبل ذلك، أمضى أكثر من 10أعوامفي مجال الاستشاراتالاستراتيجيةمعباين آند كومباني، حيث شغلأخيرامنصب الشريكالمشاركفيقسم تكنولوجيا المعلومات والاتصالات ووسائل الإعلامللشركة.

وقال باسمبوزيد، نائب الرئيس الأول والمدير الإداري لديبولد في أوروبا والشرق الأوسط وأفريقيا “إن خلفية أنطونوكيو الانتقائيةوسجل نجاحه فيالاستفادة منالتكنولوجيا لمعالجةتحديات عملاء الأعمالسوفتكون ذات قيمةكبيرة لديبولد وشركائناوعملائنا.” وقال: “إن قدرته علىأن يتفهمبسرعةتحدياتالصناعةإلى جانبخبرته الواسعةفي إدارةمشاريع التحولسيكون لها دور محوريفي تعزيزشبكة الشركاء والموزعين للشركة. وستكون خبرته في منطقتي الشرق الأوسطوأفريقياحاسمةلتحسين وضع السوقلديبولدفي هذاالسوق السريع النمو.”

حصل أنطونوكيوعلى درجةالبكالوريوس في الاقتصادوإدارة الأعمالمن جامعةلويجيبوكونيفي ميلانو،إيطاليا، وعلى درجة الماجستير في إدارة الأعمال منكلية سلون لإدارة الأعمال في معهد ماساتشوستس للتكنولوجيا، كامبريدج، ماساشوستس.

نبذة حولشركة ديبولد
شركة ديبولدإنكوربوريتد(رمزها على قائمة سوق الأسهم في نيويورك هو DBD)، هي شركة عالمية رائدةفي مجال توفيرتكنولوجيا الخدمة الذاتية المبتكرة، وأنظمة الأمن والخدمات ذات الصلة. يعمل لدى ديبولدما يقرب من16،000موظف حول العالمويقع مقرها الرئيسيبالقربمن كانتونبولاية أوهايو، الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية.يرجى زيارةموقع ديبولد على www.diebold.com، أو على تويتر على العنوان التالي:http://twitter.com/DieboldInc

Antonuccio To Lead Diebold’s Growth Strategy In Middle East And Africa, As Well As Partner And Alliance Efforts In EMEA

LONDON, Jan. 21, 2015 / PRNewswire – Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) today announced Antonio Antonuccio has been named vice president, Middle East and Africa, alliance and channel management. An experienced professional in leading complex organizations to enhance sales effectiveness and accelerate growth, Antonuccio will direct overall Diebold’s strategy, business development and sales in the Middle East and Africa markets. Additionally, he will work to grow the company’s footprint in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) by driving innovative collaboration and go-to-market strategies with partners and distributors throughout the region.

Diebold Antonuccio To Lead Diebolds Growth Strategy In Middle East And Africa, As Well As Partner And Alliance Efforts In EMEA

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Antonuccio has held leadership positions at several global high tech and service-oriented companies including Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Bain & Company. While at HP, he served as chief operating officer of Injazat Data Systems, an HP joint venture with headquarters in Abu Dhabi. Prior to that, he spent more than 10 years in strategy consulting with Bain & Company, where he lastly served as associate partner within the firm’s IT, telco and media practice.

“Antonio’s eclectic background and track record of success in leveraging technology to address customers’ business challenges will be of great value to Diebold, our partners and our customers,” says Bassem Bouzid, Diebold senior vice president and managing director, EMEA. “His ability to rapidly grasp industry challenges coupled with his extensive experience in managing transformation projects will be instrumental to strengthen the company’s partners and distributors network. His expertise in the Middle East and Africa regions will be crucial to improving Diebold’s market position in this fast growing market.”

Antonuccio received a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from Luigi Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, and a master’s degree in business administration from MIT-Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, Mass.

About Diebold
Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) is a global leader in providing innovative self-service technology, security systems and related services. Diebold has approximately 16,000 employees worldwide and is headquartered near Canton, Ohio, USA. Visit Diebold at www.diebold.com or on Twitter: http://twitter.com/DieboldInc.

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